Friday, May 25, 2012

The New Statement to Make is With Your Earrings

Feel like wearing clean lines?  Going for the minimalist look?  Punch it up with something unexpected like statement earrings.  We've seen statement necklaces for a few years, and stacked bracelets this year and last, now the new thing is a giant pair of statement earrings.

I prefer wearing this trend with simple, understated ensembles.  Let your earrings do all the talking.  I already have quite a few pairs, even before this trend cropped up this year.  I'm glad I won't be the only freak or fashion geek sporting giant doorknocker earrings.

If you are into this trend, the good thing is that you won't have to scour vintage or thrift stores to find a great pair.  They are practically everywhere right now from high-end to low-end. 

Here is the inspiration:

PRADA Spring 2012 Campaign


Keep an eye out for the big and bold earrings ;-)

Be sure to choose earrings that have a big look, but light-weight.  Nothing is more unattractive than a stretched out earlobe.  The only statement you'll be making is "Hey, check out my realllllllllllllyyyyyyyyy heavy earrings."  It is probably best to hit the stores for this one, rather than Online shopping, as many sources may not have the weight in the product description.

Great places to get amazing statement earrings.

Banana Republic (on the Bohemian-side)
J. Crew (always fab and on-trend jewelry but a tad on the pricey side)
Anthropologie (kitsch and a bit retro)
Forever 21 (all sorts of goodies & CHEAP!!!  Did I say CHEAP!!!)
Claire's (not just for the teenie bopper set -- I swear!)
TJ Maxx (many locations have a nice jewelry section)
Ross (you will be surprised what you will find in their jewelry cases, just turn a blind eye to the clutter)
Loehmann's (if you are lucky enough to have one nearby -- designer earrings for less)
Lincoln Road (if you are in Miami -- lots of places with amazing jewelry)
Miami Twice (again, if you are in Miami and like vintage, a fab source of statement earrings from all decades)

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