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If Duchess Meghan Markle Can Wear Mismatched Earrings, You Can Too

Pearl clutchers, beware, because we're loving the mismatched earring trend... and Meghan Markle is, too.

Meghan Markle broke all kinds of stuffy, old-fashioned rules at her royal wedding—which comes as no surprise, because she had been breaking traditional fashion rules before then, too. Whether it’s wearing ripped jeans, skipping hosiery, or opting for a lace-free royal wedding gown, the newly minted duchess has been catching the attention of pearl-clutching critics. We adore all her style choices, and we’re particularly on board with Meghan Markle’s support of the mismatched earrings trend.

Back in January, when the Duke and Duchess of Sussex were just Meghan and Harry, the couple were in Cardiff, Wales, for an official engagement photo stop. In one ear, Meghan was rocking a climber-style Gabriela Artigas Triple Shooting Star Earring—which, sadly is now sold out. On the other ear, she had a Zofia Day Dash Ear Stud, shaped like a carat or an upside-down “v.”

The designers behind Meghan’s switch-up love the look.

“I adore Meghan’s mismatched styling,” Lisette Polny, founder of Zofia Day, said to People, adding: “In fact, it’s something I do personally and suggest to all my clients—it’s very playful!”

Mismatched earrings were already a trend, but it’s safe to say that with Markle’s help, they’re shaping up to be the hottest jewelry style of the season. Two months after Meghan wore the look, Chanel sent mismatched earrings down the runway on every model.

meghan markle wearing mismatched earrings

Want in on the mismatched earrings trend? Sure you can mix and match pairs you already have for a unique combination, but designers are selling pairs that already fit the style, making it easier. Here are five of our favorites. Now if we can just get our hands on the rest of her royal wardrobe.

1. These Alexis Bittar earrings we feel like Kylie Jenner would approve of.

Alexis Bittar Mismatched 3-Pair Stud Earring Set

Kylie's signature lip motif is the perfect playful touch to any outfit.

2. This half-statement earring pair by Olivia Burton that will really switch up your selfies in profile.

Olivia Burton Celestial Ear Crawler & Stud Earring

Today do you feel like making a statement or keeping it chill? These earrings do both, depending on the angle.

3. This delicate pair of mismatched earrings that feels totally in place for your next royal enragement.

JEWLR Star and Moon Stud Earrings

Subtle, beautifully simple, and with a touch of nostalgia, we feel like Meghan would approve.

4. For Love & Lemon's half-drop mismatched earrings that will be your jeans-and-tee style’s BFFs.

For Love & Lemons Mismatched Earrings

Instantly upgrade any summer basics with these crystal wonders.

5. These Kate Spade mismatched earrings are the royal treatment your ears deserve.

Kate Spade New York Bright Ideas Double Drop Asymmetrical Stud Earrings

Say hello to the perfect earrings for all the holiday parties you have to attend.

Caitlin White

Caitlin White is the Senior Editor at More.com. Her work has appeared in ELLE.com, Glamour.com, Bustle, The Huffington Post, Wetpaint, and other publications. If you want to talk about Dateline: Real Life Mysteries, shark movies, or Judy Blume books, she's your woman.

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