The sartorial command of a statement earring should never be underestimated. For those with pierced ears – or even those without who are brave enough to don lobe-numbing clip-ons – accessorising with sculptural facial trinkets can elevate any ensemble. The minimalism of blue jeans and a simple pinstripe shirt could feel stuffy rather than sexy, but morphs into something else entirely upon adding a pair of head-turning earrings.
The way in which these earrings cause such a stir amongst friends, colleagues, and it must be said, strangers on the street, is twofold: due to a close proximity to the mouth, it’s impossible for others to do anything else but listen to what you have to say. Also, as often is the case, the jewellery itself can be audible in nature, creating sounds from a subtle chinking to a perceptible click clacking. For those who dare to take on this aural trend, look no further than our ultimate guide.
Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello’s 1980s Bling (above)
There is no better choice to evoke the statement earring spirit of the 1980s than a piece of jewellery from the house of Saint Laurent. Diamanté bling aplenty.
Loewe’s Singular Statement
Statement earrings don’t always have to come in pairs, as demonstrated through this graphic singular earring by Loewe.
JW Anderson’s Modernist Approach
JW Anderson’s earrings are decidedly modernist in influence. Wear yours to channel Peggy Guggenheim, also a fan of ostentatious jewellery by the likes of Alexander Calder.
Simone Rocha’s Mix of Materials
Juxtapose materials by mixing and matching your earrings with Simone Rocha’s perspex and pearls.
Marni’s botanical iterations of statement earrings ensure your lobes will be simply blossoming this spring.
Chanel’s Subtle Logo Mania
The iconic interlocking C’s incorporated into this bejewelled design by Chanel celebrate a subtle form of logo mania.
These chandelier-esque earrings are nothing less than you would expect: jewellery from Céline at its very best.