Sorry Necklaces, But Statement Earrings Are Stealing The Spotlight This Year
Your new year's resolution fitness goals should include some earlobe strength training because this year, earrings that are bigger are always better. We've had our fun with statement necklaces, but now it's time to give other jewelry their time to shine. Statement earrings are ultra-hot in 2018, whether they're hoop earrings, tassel earrings, or even studs—yes, studs can steal the spotlight, too. Now's the time to be bold, no matter if you're hitting a cocktail party or just brunch with the girls, so check out some of our favorite statement earrings of the season.
by Caitlin White
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Kendra Scott Elle Drop Earrings
Kendra Scott earrings are the statement earrings of the season. These oversized-stone drop earrings are the perfect match of classic and bold. Snag them in Bright Red, Cobalt Cat's Eye, or Magenta to add a major pop of color to double the statement, or opt for a more subtle Ivory Mother of Pearl, trendy Rose Quartz, or classic Black. These earrings can go with almost anything, from your favorite little black dress to your comfy ripped jeans and top.
How can you have a list of the best statement earrings and not include iconic BaubleBar? The tassel earrings trend isn't going anywhere soon, so grab a pair in a sweet and subtle ballerina blush pink or take it up a notch in a yellow or mulberry. Actually, you should probably get a few colors for different occasions… just to be safe.
Pearls are one of the most trendy accents for 2018, and these oversized faux-pearl drop earrings are such a fun way to rock the trend. The ball may have already dropped over Times Square to mark the new year, but these ball drop earrings will be in style for much longer. If you're not into the stark white pearl, they come in uber-hot rose gold, too!
Hoop earrings are back in a big way, but that doesn't mean we have to stick with the regular old thin wire hoops. Zimmermann is putting some love into its statement earrings with these heart-shaped hoops, and we're totally smitten. They're made with gold-plated brass and dipped half in either ivory or black enamel coating. Let's just swoon over how precious these earrings would be as a complement to your Valentine's Day date outfit.
Liars & Lovers Petrol Chainmail Statement Earrings
Has chainmail ever looked so delicately pretty? You could take these statement earrings in so many directions, but we love them paired with a strappy LBD so they drape onto your exposed shoulders or, on the other spectrum, with jeans and your favorite black leather jacket to put the punch back into chainmail. No matter how you wear them, these will be a new favorite way to make a style statement.
It doesn't have to be shoulder-grazing to be an earring that makes a statement, and this ear cuff is the perfect example. The high-polish and iridescence of this rose gold and clear earring means that even the table across the restaurant will be admiring your effortless style. Pair it with a simple stud or just rock it solo, because the asymmetric style is oh so chic.
This BP style takes tassel earrings to a new level. The chunky, gilded half moons already make a statement, so the fun black tassel is just icing on the cake. They're the perfect earrings to add a playful touch to a posh date-night outfit.
Bow down to these oversized studs that can steal the spotlight from any chandelier earring you can put them up against. The floral is feminine, but the bold sizing adds a little edge, which is the perfect style statement. It's no wonder these Garden Party Earrings are a fan favorite at Anthropologie, so much so that they struggle to keep them in stock!
With three vibrant hues of Turquoise, Coral, and Magenta, these Kendra Scott earrings make a statement in more than just size. The vivid colors of the earrings' custom-cut Turquoise Magnesite just scream "tropical vacation," and when's a better time to try out a show-stopping trend like statement earrings than on vacation?
Kate Spade New York Posy Grove Sequin Statement Earrings
Leave it to Kate Spade to bring a burst of colors to an already statement-making pair of earrings. A bit of chic, a bit of wild, these Kate Spade earrings will definitely turn heads. However, if you're feeling a little more understated (if these could be understated), they also come in a solid black or gold option. Bonus: They're super lightweight, so you can wear them all night without your lobes feeling the burn.
What do you get when you combine a climber or ear cuff with a tassel earring? This Liars & Lovers pair that just slays. All eyes will be on you in these statement earrings that mix together so many chic styles and trends—without overdoing it. Just make sure you're prepared to give a lot of thanks for all the wowed compliments you'll be getting all night.
There are statement earrings and then there are works of art—and these definitely fall toward the latter. Dsquared2's floral earrings are gasp-worthy. Crafted in Italy, they feature blue crystal flowers and pink resin flowers all intertwined in a silver-toned tin. You might have to dip into your rent money to purchase them, but when you're not wearing them, they'll basically look like art on your earring stand, so really they do double duty for the price tag.
Florals + hoops = a statement-making pair of earrings from Mercedes Salazar. Plus, who doesn't want to bring a little summer breeze into their long, cold winter? These bronze earrings feature greens and blues, but if you're searching for another color, the designer has loads of floral hoops to choose from. So really there's no excuse to not buy.
Add a little edge to your look with these sharp Panacea earrings. The geometric silhouette is accented with dark crystals that make for a badass-looking, but still feminine, pair of earrings. At three inches long, they pack major impact without being too heavy, so you won't have to tuck them into your clutch halfway through the night.
These earrings give new meaning to the term "feather duster." Brush that dirt off your shoulder with these Natasha Couture statement earrings in a soft and pretty blush color. A little bit boho, a little bit glam, these earrings will fit in at your girls' trip to Coachella or your night out on the town.
These hammered disc earrings are finished in a high polish meant to sparkle and shine as you bust moves on the dance floor—or just turn your head to order another round of mimosas at Sunday brunch, whatever you want. Plus, at less than $6, there's really no better or less-expensive way to make a major statement.