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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 Jenny Bird storm cloud earrings we feel like Kylie Jenner would approve of.

mismatched earrings with a cloud and a lightning bolt

Baby Stormi should have these as soon as she’s ear-pierced age. But for now, they’re adorable for your summer maxi dress.

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

mismatched earrings with a star stud and star drop 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.

mismatched earrings with a gold stud and gold hoop

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

4. Madewell’s teensy tiny mismatched studs that will be your jeans-and-tee style’s BFFs.

madewell mismatched earrings studs

Instantly upgrade any summer basics with these tiny wonders.

5. These Kate Spade mismatched earrings that are practically the exact colors of a perfect day at the beach.

kate spade mismatched earrings in blue

Say hello to the perfect earrings for all the summer weddings you have to attend.

Caitlin White

Caitlin White is the Senior Editor at Her work has appeared in,, 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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