For someone who loves fashion as much as I do, I'm not that big into jewelry. Aside from wearing my engagement ring and wedding band (more so just the latter these days), the only jewelry I wear is statement earrings on occassion. Though lately, I'm finding myself more and more into everyday statement earrings — think orbital or geometric shapes, mixed metals, understated hoops and modern day variations on pearls. It's the minimalist meets maximalist concept and I'm really into it.
After falling in love with these rose gold quartz studs by Giant Lion (a gift from my dear friend Catherine of Plan de Ville), I recently I discovered these baroque pearl earrings by Melissa Joy Manning, and they are quickly becoming my new everyday pair. So much so that I just ordered these delicate 14K gold hoops to rotate in. But when I'm not wearing barely-there studs, I also flirt with oversized and ornamental earrings, too. One of my favorite pairs of gold hammered double-drop earrings I found on The Outnet last year (sadly no longer available online but similar to this pair) have been on solid rotation, and after new-found inspiration (see below) I'm already looking to expand my collection.
Earrings are typically a last minute addition to any outfit, but I highly recommend finding a pair that works for you and your everyday personal style. A daring pair of earrings, whether overstated or understated, really help to elevate a neutral colored turtleneck or a crisp white button down look.
Images from Celine, Kathleen Whitaker, WWake, Marni, Charlotte Chesnais, Tom Ford.