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5 Earring Designs and How to Style Them

August 22nd, 2020

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In this post, we will share some of our favorite trending earring styles, along with styling tips. Stay up-to-date with today’s hot new looks with a pair of feminine huggie hoops, feel delicate and dramatic in drop earrings, stun in classic studs, or be bold in gemstone earrings. Explore these styles and learn which outfits pair best in this guide to earring styles.

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Versatile Studs

Stud earrings offer understated, effortless beauty. They sit snugly against your ear and come in a myriad of designs. White diamond stud earrings are a staple piece that everyone should have in their jewelry collection. For the especially fashion-savvy, add some color and playful allure into your life with glimmering convex gemstone studs. 

Styling Tip: Perfect for a light and casual day, pair the above TACORI Sonoma Mist earrings with a sky blue cable knit sweater and white jeans.

hoop earrings

Transfixing Hoops

Broaden your horizons with trending hoop earrings. Hoop earrings come in a variety of sizes and stylized shapes. Pick a hoop for any occasion! For fashion jewelry in 2021, sizable and bold is trending. Go for sizable hoop earrings in sterling silver, white gold, or yellow gold.

Styling Tip: Wear your hair half up, half down, sweeping it back just at the ears so your earrings get the attention they deserve. Match white gold diamond hoops with a satin or silk white dress. Finish your look with skin tone-matching velvet ankle strap heels.

Novel Drops

Drop earrings lend a dramatic and delicate vibe to any outfit. Incorporate this style into your own outfit with inventive drop designs. Don cascading, dramatic pearl earrings to enhance your delicate vibe. Pearls are trending for 2021. So are experimental earrings. Accessorize your dramatic drop earring on one ear with a chunky sterling silver huggie on the other.

Styling Tip: Go for a creative, shimmering look and pair these pearl drop earrings with a white button-up and pink or salmon bottoms for a leisurely hang out with friends.

Evolved Huggies

With respect to design, huggie earrings are where studs and drops meet. They have the drama of a drop with the security of a stud. 

Styling Tip: Huggies want to be seen! Style your hair up or in a side braid. Huggies emphasize your own and their own beauty when you have a shaved head or short hairstyle.

gemstone earrings

Colorful Gemstones

Stay classic or be innovative with your gemstone earrings. Available in all the above styles and more, bold gemstones are trending for 2021. Seek out sizable gem earrings, and multiple gemstone earrings with a variety of colors. Pair multi-shade sapphires or jades with white diamonds. Relish in the iridescent, versatile look of opals.

Styling Tip: Pair multicolor petite gemstone earrings with a billowing blue romper for a sophisticated yet playful look. The brightly hued gemstones pack a punch despite their subtle size.

Shop Stylish Earrings at Gerald Peters

Shop the designs mentioned in our guide to earring styles and more earrings like them at Gerald Peters. Gerald Peters is home to an expansive inventory of fine jewelry and timepieces. With our intuitively designed website, in-store selection, and unparalleled service, we know you’ll discover the perfect earrings for you at Gerald Peters.