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Make A Statement! How To Choose The Right Earrings For Every Occasion

Make A Statement! How To Choose The Right Earrings For Every Occasion


When it comes to making a statement or adding a little something extra to an outfit, earrings can do the magic. Not only are they great conversation starters, they also exude a sense of personality in fun ways. From studs to drop dimensions, precious-stoned to pearled solitaires, there’s an earring for every occasion.

Excitingly, your choice of earrings can take your outfit from zero to a hundred real quick for that special occasion! All you need to win with the accessory staple is to have a sense of intentionality on how glam or subtle you’d like to look. Kicking things up a notch, earrings have an understated elegance that delicately accentuates the face. And as the ever-stylish Jennifer Lopez once said, “Women should never go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed.” Whether you’re a high fashion pundit or a streetwear enthusiast, earrings set the bar on self-expression!


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Here are some tips on picking out the perfect earrings for different occasions…

#1. What’s the occasion?

Choosing the right pair of earrings for an occasion always depends on two things — the occasion’s setting and tone. Whether it is a formal work dinner or a casual hangout with the girls, earrings give you an opportunity to elevate your ensemble. For instance, pearl or chain-link earrings work fine for a classy sophisticated look, while tassel hoops or souvenir-style designs maintain a fun aesthetic.

#2. The shape of your face matters

If you want your earrings to accentuate your facial features, elements like shape and structure matter. For a heart-shaped or round face, you want to go for long earrings like chandelier and teardrop pieces. If you have a strong jawline, avoid square or diamond-shaped cuts. Instead, ritzy door knockers and chain-link studs make a splendid choice.

#3. Outfit choices

When you’re choosing the perfect earrings for an outfit, you want to think of how busy or neutral your garb is. If you’re a minimalist draped in rich shades of white, brown, or burgundy, think of gold hoop earrings or abstract pieces. But if you have on an ensemble that’s florid, vintage-inspired or crystal earrings do the trick.

Are you looking to up your jewelry ante with the right earrings this season, we’ve got you covered.

Here are a few perfect earrings for different occasions…

#1. Baby Shower

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Many baby showers involve games, some of which are extremely active. For this reason, it’s a good idea to wear clothes and jewelry that you are comfortable in, and can move freely. Think studs, smaller drop earrings, and small-medium size hoops. Also, seeing as some bridal showers involve guessing the baby’s sex, consider wearing earrings that are colorful or indicative of what you think the baby’s sex is.

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#2. Bridal Shower

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When it comes to choosing earrings for your bridal shower look, it really depends on the shower theme and where the event is taking place. In as much as you want to look good, try not to outshine the bride. After all, the party is all about her. Opt for earrings that are fun, fancy, and classy. 

Here are some earring designs that our editors agree are perfect for a bridal shower.

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#3. Wedding

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For your big day, your earrings require perfect coordination with the dress, the hairstyle, and even the shape of the face. Classic brides can opt for earrings with pearls, and linear or drop pendants while daring brides can choose colored pieces, especially for a wedding with an evening ceremony.

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#4. Red carpet events

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For the red carpet, it is time to shine bright like a diamond. A winning strategy is to bet everything on a pair of sophisticated pendant earrings, rich in stones and color, with a dynamic shape capable of elongating the face and radiating it with light.

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#5. Cocktail/holiday party

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Your cocktail outfit cannot be said to be perfect without the most suitable jewel. It is useless to deny it, earrings have always given a different light to the face, they enhance and enhance it (if chosen well). You could wear a simple little black dress and transform it completely only by changing the accessories. For cocktail and holiday parties, choosing a statement pair of earrings will transform your look.

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