If you’ve been paying attention to red carpets this year, you’ve probably noticed a deliberate aversion to necklaces. From Margot Robbie and Salma Hayek at the MET Gala to Selena Gomez and Olivia Rodrigo at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, celebrities across industries and generations are going bare-necked at award shows and events. Call it minimalism, or “recession-core” in GenZ speak. Eschewing necklaces may be on-trend, but that doesn’t mean you can’t add sparkle to your outfits. Enter statement earrings.
Statement earrings are the jewellery version of the Little Black Dress – elegant, striking and endlessly versatile. Whether you wear them with a monochrome outfit and slicked-back hair or lean into maximalism with stacks of jewellery and a brightly-patterned outfit, distinctive earrings are sure to up your style quotient several notches.
From shoulder dusters and hoops, to bold ear cuffs and danglers, we’ve rounded up the best statement earrings in which to invest this season.
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