PSA: Your Ears Need Some Lovin’ & Blingin’ Too
No better time than the festive season to take those earlobes out of retirement. We've got 15 super sick ear bling to get you started.| December 6, 2016
When I was a kid, the one thing that topped my birthday wish list was getting my ears pierced. Until the year that I was allowed to poke them holes, I spent a remarkable amount of effort finding clip-ons and magnetic studs that looked close enough to the real deal. Sound familiar, eh? “I’ll buy a whole bunch of earrings and wear a different pair everyday!” I told my wide-eyed pre-teen self. Obviously that didn’t work out, because I got lazy. Like, really lazy. I’ve basically been wearing the same pair of Tiffany & Co studs for three years now. Only when the blue moon appears do I swap them for dingly-dangly ones.
Why did we stop wearing huge-ass earrings? The sort that could possibly be a safety hazard but it doesn’t matter anyway because they’re so shiny and ostentatious and hence, awesome? If the Spring/Summer 2017 runways are any indication, shoulder-scrapping earrings are going to be huge come the new season – both literally and figuratively. While earrings were kept simple at Celine and Balenciaga, we can always count on Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana for earrings that are bling enough to stop traffic. Calling them oversized would be an understatement. At Rodarte, earrings took on a more delicate form, though no less of a statement. Just imagine if a necklace and an ear cuff had a baby. Viola – Rodarte bling!
With holiday party season officially up and running, we think there’s no better time than now to start giving your ear lobes some good lovin’. Throw them into the limelight! Match them to your party bag! Or your party dress! Maybe even your party shoes! Above, we rounded up some of the best ear bling we spotted that you can shop right now. We’ve got one for every budget. And if your pierced ear holes have closed up, it’s okay – we’ve thrown in clip-ons, too.