Updated: Jan 24
Statement earrings are back with revenge! It is all about the earrings but not just any ordinary earrings but statement earrings!
Are you one of those people who feel naked if you are not wearing your earrings? I certainly am! If I leave the house and forget to put my earrings on, I must go back and get my earrings. Can anyone relate? That naked feeling is weird, I feel undressed, as if a main piece is missing and it is! The earrings!
A brief history of earrings
Ear piercing is one of the oldest known forms of body modification, with artistic and written references from cultures around the world dating back to early history. Gold earrings, along with other jewellery made of gold, lapis lazuli, and carnelian were found in the ancient sites in Lothal, India. Gold, silver and bronze hoop earrings were prevalent in the Minon Civilization (2000–1600 BCE) and examples can be seen on frescoes on the Aegean island of Santorini in Greece. (Paragraph extract from Wikipedia)
Earrings have been around forever and have been one of the first adornment pieces women wore in the history of jewellery.
Earrings, the power piece
Many celebrities and fashion shows use earrings to accentuate the outfit. According to Vogue France one of the jewellery trends for 2023 is GO BIG or GO HOME. No wonder statement earrings still remain the power piece of jewellery wear. Get some runaway inspiration!
I have been buying earrings more often than I care to admit lately and possibly have one from each of Mrs Strugnell Boutique’s collections.
I’m a kind of girl who will have two collections of earrings:
1) the delicate or minimalistic - small/medium sized earrings for day-to-day use and
2)the statement earrings – and I mean statement, the ones that show vibrancy, boldness, elegancy, and my personality.
Most people will associate statement earrings with its size. Size certainly makes a statement, however it is more about the style, sense of luxury and extravaganza it can bring to the outfit.
Ursula earrings (available in 3 different colour gemstones)
What do you need to know when wearing statement earrings?
Long drop earrings invite attention to your lips! Make sure your lipstick doesn’t clash but harmonizes with your statement earring.
Vibrancy - When you are wearing a pattern outfit, pick the main or the boldest colour and match your earring to it to bring an extra vibrancy with cohesiveness.
Contrast - When wearing a one colour outfit pick a contrast, for example if you are wearing an all-grey outfit a statement earring with a bold colour will bring impact and enhance the outfit.
Neutral - What about neutral statement earrings? If you are already wearing an outfit with a busy pattern, the neutral earring will bring complementarity rather than clashing at a risk of becoming all too much and not making a statement.
Denim - Denim outfits provide endless options for statement earrings as you can use pattern, vibrant colours, or neutrals
Don't leave me dangling!
Statement earrings is not necessarily about sparkle, but it needs to bring impact, a pop, boldness and jazz with elegance.
If you are not one to wear statement earrings but appreciates them on other people, you may want to have a go.
I suggest starting with a block colour outfit and pick a contrast. You will see how much it enhances your outfit.
There are many options on how to wear statement earrings and we have touched on this, however, the one important rule is it is all about your style and no one else's!
Which one is your favourite?
Let me know if you have converted to wearing statement earrings and when did the magic happen!
Take a look at our earrings collection for the most amazing statement earrings!