103 Summer Statement Earrings We’re Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Lindsey Lanquist
103 Summer Statement Earrings We’re Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now
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I’ve recently developed a statement earring shopping habit—one I fully intended to curb this summer. That is, until I saw this summer’s statement earrings selection. Once I discovered how many truly incredible, fun earrings were on offer, I realized there was absolutely no hope of me kicking my obsession. This is the summer statement earring‘s world now, and I’m simply living in it.

I’ve always been a fan of a kitschy statement piece. Growing up, I consistently found myself drawn more to the dusty bins of vintage shops than anywhere else (except maybe my mother’s closet, which I raided with some regularity). Now that I’m older, my wardrobe has grown increasingly settled; I’ve filled style holes as they’ve arisen, and I’ve left myself with a closet that feels full, varied, complete—and perhaps more importantly, fun. I have plenty, and I constantly find myself dreaming up new ways to combine the pieces I already own. In other words, I’m basically living the sartorial life I dreamt of every time I unearthed a vintage treasure as a child.

But in my quest to nail my day-to-day wardrobe, I largely neglected my accessory rotation—which is now on the receiving end of all the energy I used to funnel into clothing. My bag and shoe situation is pretty practical and pared-down (I don’t care how cute something is—if it can’t hold my shit or comfortably transport me from place to place, I’m not here for it). But jewelry—jewelry is where I can play. Statement-making clothes are only further elevated by statement-making accessories, which is why statement earrings are, definitively, my shit. (As if that didn’t become obvious the moment you noticed this shopping guide had 103 items in it.)

Now that camp is the new black, designers and fast-fashion retailers alike have blessed the zeitgeist with all kinds of vibrant, fun, exciting earrings. Hoops are now adorned with patterned beads, covered in colorful shells or rendered in strange shapes. Drop earrings have grown chunkier, duster earrings longer and tasseled earrings, well, more tasseled. Fruit motifs are abundant—and tropical baubles are, too.

The summer statement earring landscape is vast and varied—and ready to be shopped by anyone with an affinity for fun doodads. (Suffice it to say my statement earring infatuation is here to stay for a few months more. Maybe I’ll reconsider kicking it in autumn?)

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Over/under on how long I manage to resist tehse & Other Stories beauties?

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Buy both—mix and match them.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Just asymmetrical enough.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

A slightly less creepy response to last summer’s face earring trend.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Simultaneously boho and contemporary.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Alien-worthy. (In other words, awesome.)

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Vibrant, dangly anything gets an emphatic yes from me.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again: Heart-shaped accessories are more fun when it isn’t February.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

A bohemian take on an aughts-inspired earring. Strange, but I’m here for the juxtaposition.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Hoops, in their most whimsical form.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Fit for parties and the office, alike.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Covered in shells and tassels? Be still my maximalist heart.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Basically abstract art, rendered in earring form.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Earrings so fun they’re practically inviting you to play dress up.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Face earrings! They’re back!

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Your doodles, brought to life.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Shells on shells.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Make 2019’s Met Gala theme proud.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

It honestly hadn’t occuered to me to wear hoops of different sizes—until now.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Don’t lie—you had a pair of these in elementary school.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

& Other Stories’ asymmetrical earring selection is all kinds of stacked.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Earrings rendered in a less-than-obvious summer palette.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Earrings that’ll evoke visions of the ocean, even if you’re firmly planted in the middle of the country.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Chandelier. Shells.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Sure to play well with all your favorite bohemian pieces.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Hoops are getting thiccer and thiccer.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Dynamic, classic and all kinds of cute.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Kitsch at its most delightful.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Simultaneously vintage as hell and contemporary as hell—here for it.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

For the shopper who can’t choose between hoops and drop earrings.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Basically a sculpture you can wear on your ears.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

The semi-gradient leaves these fruity earrings feeling a little subtler than others on the market.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Shell earring-referential, without skewing on-the-nose (at all).

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Earrings sure to leave you feeling like an absolute mermaid.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Yet another pair of face earrings, because you deserve options.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Formal without feeling too fancy.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

A veritable fruit bouquet.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Sophisticated and statement-making—an absolutely ideal aesthetic.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Free People has all kinds of charm earrings on offer.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

BEDAZZLED. CRABS.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Can’t stop, won’t stop shopping the fruit earrings trend.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Earrings versatile enough to take you anywhere.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Because hoops are more fun when covered with seed beads and adorned with shells.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

The cherry on top of your favorite tropical shirt.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Sure to play as well with your favorite tee-and-jeans combo as they will with your go-to LBD.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Um, hell yes those are lips on those earrings.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Friendship earrings are officially the new friendship bracelets.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Veritably long—and available in all kinds of fun colors.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Pair this with your favorite pineapple button-down and put every frat bro you know to shame.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Celestial jewelry is having a moment, and I’m shopping every iteration I see.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Not your average shell earrings. (Isn’t the fact that we even have an average shell earring kind of fun?)

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Don’t your hoops deserve a little texture? And a pop of color, too?

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Because “neutral” and “statement-making” are far from mutually exclusive.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

I mean, these are crafted from snake print chainmail. If these don’t transport you to the aughts, I don’t know what will.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Become the walking embodiment of the peach emoji—because you can.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

A vintage-inspired silhouette rendered in a fresh, contemporary palette? (Obviously) count me in.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

These low-key look like they were crafted from pipe cleaners, and I’m here for all of it.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

You definitely could have made these in arts and crafts class, and honey, there is nothing wrong with that.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Earrings sure to render you a walking work of art.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Throwing these on will elevate even your lowest-key T-shirt.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

I mean. They’re bedazzled flamingos.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

These earrings are basically inviting you to wear the galaxy. On your head.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

A surefire solution to any hoop fatigue you might be experiencing.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Bring out the dancing lobsters.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Would definitely pair these with a tropical button-down and jeans—and probably a low-key fancy black maxi, too.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Doesn’t your work accessory rotation deserve something of a tune-up?

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

So pretty I can hardly tear my eyes away.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

The first of many fruit earrings you’ll encounter this season (and in this shopping guide).

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

May you never be forced to choose between hoops and shells again.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Did someone say “festival season”?

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Because you don’t need saturated colors to deliver a statement-making look.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Is it just me, or do these earrings look like they’re covered in teeny-tiny rainbow sprinkles?

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

How many pineapple earrings is too many pineapple earrings? (Obviously not asking for a friend.)

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

A statement earring crafted with fancier occasions in mind.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Wear them together, or split ’em with a friend.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Maximalist without sacrificing luxury.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Everything you loved about last year’s shell earring trend, and everything you loved about the ’90s—combined.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Drop earrings that have their priorities straight.

 

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Can you tell I’m genuinely obsessed with this summer’s less-obvious takes on the shell earring movement?

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

A fruit salad—rendered in statement earring form.

 

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

For the shopper who loves hoops so much they can’t have just one.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Also available in 2019’s favorite shade, coral.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Your favorite wall mural, turned into a pair of earrings.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Leave it to Anthropologie to craft a statement earring that drips with luxe.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

So structurally interesting you’ll be looking for excuses to wear them.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Not only are these hoops covered in beads, they’re striped, too. (Striped!!)

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Because heart accessories shouldn’t be exclusively reserved for February.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

For the fan of bohemian jewelry who hasn’t quite figured out how they fit into the statement jewelry-sphere.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

OK, these are glam enough to wear to a gala. (Not sure how many galas you go to, but hey.)

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Go bold without pumping up the volume on your palette.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

A blast from last summer—glad to see layered, colorful resin options sticking around.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Because many of us haven’t worn beads like this since middle school, and they’re too fun not to bring back.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Because when camp reigns supreme, you really should go big or go home.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Because three pairs of statement earrings are definitely better than one.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

The kind of thing you wish you could find a thrift store.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Starfish are fun. Bead-covered starfish are more fun.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Simultaneously aughts-y and bohemian—I didn’t know it was possible, but here we are.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Smaller than your average fruit earring, but still sure to make a statement.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

Practically dripping with vintage appeal.

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

I mean, they’re lined with fringe. And they’re bright freakin’ orange. Need I justify further?

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

An adorable addition to your favorite daisy-covered dress (or, you know, anything else in your closet, too).

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

I mean, these are literally bedazzled chains adorned with millennial pink pom-poms. What’s not to love?

STYLECASTER | 103 Summer Statement Earrings We're Eyeing, Because Yes, There Are That Many Worth Shopping Right Now

A more accessible way into the statement earring movement.

 

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A version of this story was originally published in May 2019. Updated July 2019.

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