How to Style Statement Earrings

Photography by Gabi Wells Photography

Merrick's Art Statement Earrings

Outfit Details:

White Tee (my favorite non see-through tee!), Striped Skirt, Similar Bag, Beaded Tassel Earrings c/o Lisi Lerch (budget friendly version here and here)

Right now statement earrings are huge, and they’re better than ever. I’m not typically much of an earring wearer, but lately I’ve been wearing them a lot because they’re just so fun, and instantly add a bit of personality to any outfit.

Merrick's Art Lisi Lerch Statement Earrings

I think a lot of people are scared to try them, so today I want to share a few tips for wearing them, all the hairstyles that work well with them, and of course a few of my favorites from around the web.

Different Ways to Style Your Statement Earrings

  1. Style with Solids. I think the prettiest combination is a solid colored dress or top with a pair of statement earrings, like this or this. Try this styling with the really bold pairs, like this one.
  2. Make a Statement. Try a bright pair of earrings with bold stripes like this, this, or this, or large gold statement earrings with a graphic tee like this. The bold on bold creates a really striking combo.
  3. Go Subtle. Try a feminine beaded pair like this one or this one with subtle patterns, like soft florals or other subtle prints.
  4. Dress up your Basics. Adding a statement earring to a really basic look, like this, is the perfect way to add some personality. It’s the perfect way to bring a pop of color and interest to any basic jeans and tee look.

What Kind of Hair Styles Work with Statement Earrings?

The answer is ANYTHING!

If you have short hair (here & here), super short hair, medium hair, bangs — it all works. You can also wear them with up-do’s: messy buns, top knots, sleek ponytails, braids. Honestly, anything goes. The key to wearing them is to be confident!

I find that the best way for me to feel confident wearing a bold trend like this is to wear an outfit I feel really confident and comfortable in.

*TIP! If you’re wearing your hair down, tuck your hair behind one ear to show off those earrings without too much attention.


My Favorite Statement Earrings

And now for some of my favorites! I rounded up a few in the collage below, and even more in the widget at the bottom of the post.

All of the images in the collage are clickable, or you can reference the numbers below the image.


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  1. Natali says:

    So funny, I just published the same kind of post on my blog! I got my new tassel earrings and I can’t stop wearing them, they’re such a perfect statement piece.

  2. Paige Cassandra Flamm says:

    The ones you chose for number four are so cute!


  3. Latisha Marcum says:

    The earrings you’ve linked at sooo cute!! I have a pair of big turquoise triangles that are my go to when I’m looking for something a little bit bold! I can’t wait to try out some more pairs!

  4. I find it awesome that you said that one can pair their statement earrings by either choosing a solid dress top or a t-shirt with a bold print on it. Reading these tips convinced me to find a pair for her friend’s birthday party next week. To get me a pair, I will start by looking through local jewelry shops for inspiration. That way, I can get the outfit ready by next Saturday too.

  5. Signet Ring says:

    Great article! You are looking gorgeous. Your earrings are so cute. There are so many styles to try. Thanks for sharing amazing tips to style statement earrings. I am so inspired by you. Thanks for sharing.

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