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Ear Cuffs: An Easy Way to Go Punk for an Evening

Ear cuffs cropped up on the fashion scene a year ago, and now they're really making a splash. Including such variations as Cara"> Delevingne's effortlessly stacked duo at the 2013 Met Ball and Sandra"> Bullock's glamorous Oscar gems, we're taking serious inspiration from our favorite leading ladies and adding some edgy bling this summer.

Ear Cuffs- An Easy Way to Go Punk for an Evening

Ear cuffs are hot this season. This accessory is an easy and commitment-free—hello, clip-ons!—way to edge up any look, day or night. What started as small hoop cuffs stacked on top of day-to-day earrings has evolved into a statement-making, center-of-attention trend. We suggest letting the bling do the talking and keeping the rest of the accessories simple. Shine more light on the look by styling your hair into a killer faux undercut. If you're feeling like a real badass, slick your hair back and line your outer ear with hoops, as punk goddess Rihanna did for the American Music Awards.

Looking for something a little less edgy? We love Georgia May Jagger's spiky gemstone piece. The glam-punk hybrid rests on the upper ear and blossoms out across the top half. Sandra Bullock sported a similar style at the 2014 Academy Awards but limited it to across her earlobe. Not all cuffs are super-embellished. Some of our favorite looks of the moment are simple, understated—if there is such a thing—full-ear cuffs in minimal matte gold finishes.

From subtle hoops to full-coverage ear armor, there's a cuff for every girl and every occasion. The best part? Most don't require extra piercings. So take a note from these cuff rockin' stars, and shop a few of our favorites below.


Abby Gilman

Iowa State University alumna class of 2014. Writer at Go 'Clones.

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