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I was never one for statement earrings until I started binging Bama Rushtok. Last week, my FYP was absolutely littered with sorority pledges wearing floral dresses, tiered skirts from The Pants Store (Seriously, isn’t it weird that they sell more than just pants??) and trying to outdo one another on the brightest, boldest pairs of earrings. After months and months of chunky gold hoops reigning supreme, I’m ready for something more fun—even if Bid Day has long since passed me by.
In fashion, nothing beats a kitschy statement piece. Growing up, I loved to add a blingy faux earring or two to my look. Now that I’m older (and that my ears are actually pierced), my earring collection has kept the same energy. The only difference? I had to swap my plastic Barbie earrings out for ones made from gold and lucite. I may be an adult, but I’m still obsessed with all things sparkly when it comes to my accessories. What can I say? I’m a maximalist at heart!
Lucky for me, this summer’s earrings offerings were really second-to-none in the drama department. From ear climbers that make me look like I have way more piercings than I actually do to oversized hoop earrings, my favorite brands have certifiably spoiled me this year—and none more than The Sak. I have been eyeing a few pieces from their super-affordable range lately, so I obviously had to include them here along with picks from Roxanne Assoulin, Kendra Scott (a Rushtok fave) and more.
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? In any case, read on to shop a few of the most daring earrings on the market.
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Hoop Thread Earrings
These Hoop Thread Earrings from The Sak will catch the light in the prettiest way thanks to the reflective gold silhouette. The woven details make them the perfect end-of-summer pick.
Fun Crystal Pendant Earrings
These Fun Crystal Pendant Earrings are here to spice up your next going-out outfit. Style them with a few other equally bold accessories for an all-out look.
Marty Drop Earrings
Aren’t these Marty Drop Earrings mesmerizing? Kendra Scott earrings are a Bama Rushtok essential, and this gorgeous pair retails for only $70.
Wanna add some flare to an LBD look? Add in this pair of Alcott Earrings by Elizabeth Cole! For a fashion girl-approved twist, match the rest of your accessories to one of the colors featured in the earrings.
Twist Drop Earrings
These Twist Drop Earrings from Open Edit look like they should cost way more than $15, right? The modern shape will instantly update your jewelry collection.
If you want to let your accessories do all the talking, pick up this pair of Daya Dusters from 8 Other Reasons. From the spiked detailing on top to the super-long chains, you may just need to forgo any other jewelry.
If you’re trying to add some color to your earring collection, this pair from Roxanne Assoulin will do the trick. The gold details add a luxe twist.
This pair of beaded Zahira Earrings from Deepa Gurnani stopped me in my tracks. You can style them with just about any outfit thanks to the wide array of colors and they retail for only $60 bucks.
These chunky Vanity Earrings feel so fresh. They may look heavy, but they’re actually made out of lightweight lucite so they won’t weigh down your ears.
Leah Pave Wing Ear Crawlers
These Leah Pave Wing Crawlers will make it look like you have a ton of piercings in your ear, even if you don’t. Wear your hair up to really show them off.
Gold Palm Leaf Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings
The combination of gold and pearl in this pair of earrings from Ettika makes me want to book a last-minute beach vacation. Plus, they’ll instantly match with your collection of gold chain necklaces!
Star Stunner 1.5″ Hoop Earrings
You look like you could use a new pair of hoops. This oversized pair is decked out with tiny tiny stars and other shimmery details for an added pop.