In a room full of earring sets, you can stand out by opting for asymmetry. Ear cuffs and one-sided earrings have been dominating the jewelry world lately as fashion lovers have been ditching traditional matching pairs. Individual pieces offer a contemporary feeling with countless styling options. Read on to discover why everyone is coveting ear cuffs and one-sided earrings for their jewelry collections.
Why You Need An Ear Cuff In Your Jewelry Box
You may already have a fabulous selection of earrings in your jewelry collection, but have you tried the ear cuff trend yet? It’s an easy way to add an unexpected and fashion-forward twist to your everyday outfits.
Ear cuffs have seen a resurgence in popularity in recent years, after originally being popularized by punks in the 70s and 80s. The illusion of multiple piercings was considered a symbol of rebellion and non-conformity. Although today’s ear cuffs come in many different styles, they always come with an edgy feeling that will make your outfit look effortlessly cool.
Trendsetters all over the globe have been falling in love with ear cuffs and their versatility. They make perfect additions to on-trend ear stacks, while also creating a stylish statement when worn alone. The best part is that anyone can wear them. Whether you have several ear piercings or none, an ear cuff is a painless and commitment-free way to experiment with jewelry looks.
How To Style An Ear Cuff
Wearing and styling your ear cuff is easy. Not sure where to start? Let’s begin with the ear cuff on its own. Follow these three steps to wear your ear cuff:
- Place the ear cuff over the narrowest part of your ear.
- Slide the ear cuff to your desired location.
- Gently squeeze the ends of the ear cuff together to hold it in place.
Now that your ear cuff is secure, you’ll have a few styling options to consider. You can either:
Wear it solo. Make your ear cuff the standout accessory of your outfit by wearing it on its own. This choice is simple yet bold. Most people expect earrings to be worn at the bottom of the ear, rather than in cuff form. Your ear cuff can be placed at any level you want!
Stack it. Ear cuffs also pair well with conventional earrings. As most ear cuffs come in a rounded form, they look great worn with larger hoop earrings. You may also choose to contrast them with other styles, such as dangling drop earrings or playful studs. A good rule of thumb for stacking earrings is to place your smallest earring at the top of the stack, gradually working your way down to the biggest earring.
Go It Alone: Switch Things Up With A One-Sided Earring
Like a one shoulder top or a split hemline, there is something undeniably chic about asymmetrical fashion and accessories. It draws the attention of every passerby with its modern and sensual feeling. Whether you’re looking to turn heads at a party or catch the attention of a street style photographer, an asymmetrical look will set you apart from the crowd.
A one-sided earring is one of the best ways to create an asymmetrical jewelry look. This is why stylists and fashion editors have been obsessed with them lately.
How To Style A One-Sided Earring
Having just one earring doesn’t mean that you’re limited to one styling option. You’ll have a few options for experimenting with a one-sided earring.
Wear it solo. Keep things easy yet striking by wearing a single one-sided earring. This unique look has been a major trend over the past few years. Be sure to show off your one-sided earring with an updo or side-swept hair.
Mix & match. Your one-sided earring doesn’t have to be the only one you wear. Those that love accessorizing can expand upon the asymmetrical look by wearing intentionally mismatched earrings, like a long drop earring on one side and a minimal stud on the other. One sided earrings can also be part of a more elaborate ear stack, whether it’s concentrated on one ear or spread over two.
Are you ready to try the asymmetrical earring trend?
Writer: Maria Polansky