The right pieces of jewelry are the perfect complement to any outfit. Finding the perfect pair of earrings for brunch, date night, or to spice up your business attire a bit can take your outfit from “cute” to “fashionista” in seconds.

Whether you are going for a simple, minimalist look or full on off-the-runway, there’s an earring for that. Just like with clothing, some styles are timeless while others transition with the latest trends.

Here are 10 earring styles every fashion diva needs in her jewelry box:


hoops earring

Every woman needs a pair of hoops. Hoop earrings are a go-to for a lot of women who need to add a little something to an outfit. Try a classic gold pair or a more stylized version of this classic accessory.


crystal earrings

Stud earrings are as versatile as hoops. From classic diamond studs to gold stud bars there is sure to be a pair to suit anyone’s style. Update the look with a pair of initial studs to personalize your style.


pearls earrings

Pearls have come a long way over the past 20 years. The new millennium has ushered in new styles of pearl earrings as we’ve never seen before. Try a classic pair of pearls or an updated version.

Crystal (Bling!)

studs earring

Statement earrings are being showcased on runways all over the world. Add a sparkly pair of crystal chandelier or drop earrings to your jewelry wardrobe for a bit of bling. Embellished earrings pair well with solid colors and structured silhouettes.

Two-Toned Metals

Mixed metal earrings modernize an outdated fashion faux pas. The old rule was not to mix gold with silver or any other metal. Now two-toned metal earrings mix gold, silver, or bronze into one fun and super trendy accessory.


tessel earring

Tassel earrings are everywhere this season from classic fringe to beaded shoulder-dusters. Find tassels added to hoops or dramatic drop earrings and make a bold statement with your accessories.

Ear Cuffs

This resurrected 90s trend has been consistently popular over the last few years. Ear cuffs range from subtly chic to dramatically avant-garde. Wear them alone or with another pair of earrings for a new version of this lasting trend.

80s-Inspired Acrylic

Some occasions call for a pair of colorful 80s-inspired acrylic earrings. They may not be appropriate for the office but throw on a pair for your next girl’s night out or dinner date for a pop of color.


Every diva needs bamboo earrings (at least two pair). This 90s “flygirl” accessory should be a staple in any fashionista’s wardrobe. Personalize your look with a monogrammed pair or grab some in your favorite geometric shape.

Novelty Earrings

Novelty earrings are a fun way to infuse a bit of personality into your wardrobe. Just as graphic tees express your thoughts and feelings so perfectly, novelty earrings can do the same. Show off your love for bacon and eggs or unicorns or your favorite cartoon character with a cute little kitschy pair of earrings.

Whether you need a bit of sparkle to spice up your work clothes or you want to make a bold statement with dramatic accessories, choosing the right pair of earrings is as important as choosing the right pair of shoes. Add these 10 earring styles to your jewelry wardrobe and you’ll be prepared for any event or occasion.


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