A great pair of earrings can be the saving grace to pretty much any outfit in our humble opinion. Wedding outfit need a little bit of sprucing up? Your go-to white tee and jeans looking a little tired? Want to transform silky pyjamas into an out-out ensemble? (You can see where we're going with this.) In a nutshell, statement earrings, or any earrings for that matter, really do add the perfect finishing touch.
For real earring inspiration, look to Swarovski, who has just appointed a new brand ambassador: Bella Hadid. Its latest collection features glistening crystal hoop earrings, jewelled chokers and an enviable array of colourful cocktail rings.
Elsewhere on the red carpet, A-listers far and wide have been embracing some serious sparkle. To host this year's Met Gala, Blake Lively wore a show-stopping pair of custom earrings designed by Lorraine Schwartz, while plenty of other stars opted for full glitz and glamour in the earring department.
Another red carpet moment came at the 2022 Oscars. Queen B walked the red carpet wearing a sunshine yellow gown from Valentino, accessorising with a pair of shoulder-skimming chandelier earrings (another Lorraine Schwartz moment). We wouldn't expect anything less.
Diamonds aside, it's not just jewels that make an earring great. We're big fans of something a little more understated. Gold hoop earrings, for example, make a chic statement worn day-to-day but would also pair perfectly with a floaty summer dress.
A brand who executes the understated-yet-statement earrings to perfection is Completedworks, whose Scrunch earrings have become a cult classic worn by everyone from Daisy Edgar-Jones to Jodie Comer. Other favourites include their pearl-drop earrings and ear cuffs. Wear individually or stacked up with other hoops for some strong earring action.
Other than Completedworks, fashion editors flock to Simone Rocha, for her crystal flower earrings that drip towards the shoulder; Sezane, whose, bright, colourful earrings are loved by the Duchess of Cambridge; and Missoma's new Squiggle collection, which will bring a pop of neon colour to your lobes.
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