In a wardrobe full of ‘jeans and a nice top’ ensembles, the right pair of earrings can be your oyster. Whether you’re bold and chandelier-inclined, or prefer your accessories discreet and delicate, it pays to consider the occasion. Too often we throw on the first pair of earrings we can find in the morning and end up looking like every other girl in the room — but why blend in when you can stand out? If you ever find yourself at a crossroads, wondering how to pair the right earrings with your outfit, or feeling unsure about what type of earrings would best fit a square or round face, look no further — we’ve outlined a few tips to upgrade your daily wear with the right earrings for any occasion.
How do I pick earrings to match the occasion?
When it comes to choosing earrings to match any event, the number one question is usually, “What type of earrings should I pair with my outfit?"
The answer largely depends on the event; for a formal occasion, opt for studs, classic hoops, or drop earrings. These timeless pieces will be sure to give you a sophisticated look. Stud earrings are a solid, all-purpose choice that can easily transition from casual to formal. Bold and colourful pieces like chandelier earrings or tassel earrings are great for events like a night out, dinner date, or a professional gathering, while hoop earrings and drop earrings are appropriate for any dressy occasion. For more casual affairs, consider subtler pieces like small dangles and button earrings.
How do I pair earrings with my neckline and outfits?
Choosing the right earrings to pair with your outfit choices can be tricky. But, with the right guidance, you can make sure that you always have the perfect accoutrement to complete your look.
A pair of diamond studs, for example, can work to bring together a collared shirt or a round neck. On the other hand, hoops and danglers can really add an extra pop to wide necklines such as boat, off-shoulder and strapless. You can also opt to complete the look with a bangle or bracelet. Finally, sheer necklines allow for a little fun — statement danglers or other long earrings added to V-neck and scoop-neck tops can further elongate the neck and accentuate the graceful curve of collarbones.
When choosing the perfect accompaniment to a pair of earrings — be it a necklace or bracelet — look for something which unifies the two, whether it's the colour, design, gemstone, or material. Make one of the pieces the focal point and use the other to provide subtle emphasis. For instance, if you’ve got a bold necklace, keep it the star of the show with some classic diamond studs, pearl drops, or small hoops. This way, you’ll avoid having too many competing highlights that detract from your overall look.
How do I pick earrings to enhance my complexion and face shape?
To flatter a round face, opt for dangles, drops, thin hoops, and tassel earrings. Long and thin earrings will create an elongated look to counteract the width of the face, drawing the eye downward and outward. Steer clear of chunky hoops and chandelier earrings, as these can add more width than length. Those with square faces will want to look for rounded or oval earrings to soften their angular features.
And if you're ever stuck, a pair of stud earrings is a great choice for any face shape; thoughtful enough for daily wear but timeless enough for special occasions.
When selecting your earrings, also consider the shape of your jawline or cheekbones. If you have a square jawline, consider drop earrings that will soften the angles. For oval or triangular jawlines, opt for smaller studs and hoops.
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