As the new spring season approaches, one of the biggest trends in the fashion world right now is statement earrings. From social media-famous fashion bloggers to the celebrity elite, a bold, beautiful earring is now more important than the latest designer handbag.
Whether you prefer shoulder-skimming sparkly earrings, reminiscent of the 70’s, street style gold hoops or even temporary-chic, clip on earrings for extra coverage and impact, earrings for women are the staple of your spring wardrobe for 2018.
At the spring/summer ’18 fashion shows, Chanel had a huge moment for earrings. Verging on fashion jewellery, the show involved pops of bright cobalt, clear Perspex droplets with exaggerated branding and show-stopping diamond earrings with the iconic double C.
Chanel Spring/Summer ‘18
Featured elsewhere on the runways were huge, oversized jewelled earrings by Balenciaga in emerald, deep sultry ruby and stunning hessonite, almost scraping the tops of model’s shoulders. Alexander McQueen styled models with imbalanced looks, featuring one side of lavish, jewel-encrusted earrings and one side with stud earrings and cuffs. Stella McCartney revealed bold, linear designs in sterling silver with deep, royal blue accents. Mentioning only a few, the earrings for fashion week certainly stole the shows.
Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney & Balenciaga Spring/Summer ’18: VOGUE
With decadence appearing to be a key factor in the selection of this seasons jewellery trend, Dries Van Noten ensured all eyes were on the models stand-out looks with these oversized, ruby and turquoise sparkling earrings. Saint Laurent brought a new variation of the on-trend, hoop earrings with these gleaming, statement designs, cascading down to the collarbone. Finally, Dolce and Gabbana took regal-chic to the next level, pairing a chest-blanketed necklace and crown with a pair of stunning ruby and diamond earrings.
If there is one key message from fashion week; go bold and dare to go big when it comes to earrings.
Dries Van Noten, Saint Laurent & Dolce & Gabbana Spring/Summer 18: VOGUE
Celebrities and the rich and famous have not missed a trick when it comes to this stand-out earring trend. From our very own Princess Kate to songstress Selena Gomez and style icon, Olivia Palermo, earrings have been a key feature to their looks of recent.
In the world of street style fashion, which is fast becoming more important in the industry than celebrities and fashion models, earrings have not been forgotten. Hoop earrings continue to be a key look for street style, worn with everything from a trouser suit to a cosy knit and trainers. Gold earrings for woman are huge this season, as well as pops of bright colour, which can clash with the colours of your outfit, adding some bold and fun elements to any look.
When it comes to earrings now, the rules are unrestricted and choices are full of life. Hoops earrings are transitional through the seasons and as we edge into the spring and summer we’ll start to see more and more colour options coming through on more adventurous styles. Sterling silver earrings will always remain classic, but add some extra detail and you’ll nail this seasons jewellery trend.