The inside of The Crea Magazine Issue 5 and Speckled Earrings from Soil Stone Co

Hey Chrissettes!

Do you love interesting, weird thingamabobs yes, that’s a word because Ariel? Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve always been fascinated by them. For as long as I could remember, I’ve always wanted and sought out unique pieces Maybe it’s Momma B’s influence again, haha.

My constantly growing earring collection is no exception.

From an ear cuff that looked like a snake to Batman tapers, I’ve tried a little of everything. Although my taste in picking out my earrings has changed over the years, the trend forecast for earrings have largely remained the same for the most part.Β 

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While I do label myself as the modern eclectic since my style is based on different aspects of my life, I’ve noticed that three certain types have been a favorite among well-known fashion bloggers like Aimee Song of Song of Style and Chriselle Lim of The Chriselle Factor aka two of my faves, and I’m not talking about studs.

The inside of Crea Magazine Issue 5 - The Chrissy Collective

Minimalist hoop earrings - The Chrissy Collective

Hoop Everything

Before I get into this, I feel that it’s important to acknowledge the history behind certain trends. Being a lover of history, I find it sad when people don’t take the time to learn about how something came to be; to me, it allows me to appreciate everything even more, and I hope you will, too. πŸ™‚

Hoop earrings originally had their start back in the modern-day Iraq in 2600 BC. Since then, its traveled across Asia before its modernization in America.Β 

During the 1960’s and 70’s, hoops became an important staple in the black community. It’s oversized cousins were a must-have by working-class Mexicans in the 1990’s as part of the Chola style.

Recently, hoops made their appearance on the runways of Marc Jacobs and became even more popular thanks to today’s fashion icons I’m looking at you, RiRi.

Personally, I wasn’t a fan of hoops since I don’t think it looks that great on me, but combined with a touch of minimalism, this is pretty much one of my favorite pairs. I love how minimal it is, but is a statement all on its own.

Soil Stone Co earrings on marble - The Chrissy Collective

Contrasting Colors

Not too long ago, I blogged about how bright colors are one of the biggest trends now, and it includes earrings, too.Β 

This pair in particular came all the way from Wichita, Kansas.Β From a company called Soil Stone Co., owner and designer Jill Snyder combines her love of minimalism, architecture, and the natural world to create a beautiful line of ceramic jewelry. When I first got them, I was floored- they were so unique! Since they were handmade, each piece will always be slightly different than its pair, but I don’t mind.Β It’s like having a snowflake.

Get it here: Speckled Earrings

Minimalist Face Earrings and Lang Leav's Lullabies

Minimalist Face Earrings - The Chrissy Collective

The Statement Piece

If you’ve noticed by now, jewelry trends nowadays are all about making a statement. Whether they look like cartoons or made with huge rocks, the earrings of today are just as powerful as changing a pair of shoes.

Even ones with faces and body parts on them.

I first discovered this type of jewelry when my mom got me a Victorian inspired necklace, face and pendant included. While that doesn’t look like these pair of bad boys, it manages to be a great conversation starter especially if you’re mostly an introvert like me.Β 

The best part about this? There’s so much to choose from. You don’t have to wear one with a face on it- you can wear dragons, drawings, and so much more.

Soil Stone x The Chrissy Collective Collaboration

Do you own any of these earrings? Leave me your thoughts below!

32 thoughts on “The 3 Types of Earrings Every Fashionista Owns”

    1. Thank you! The Little Mermaid was one of my favorite movies growing up, so I had to put it in, haha. x) x

  1. Funny you’re making this post. I just bought two pairs of earrings in a week. I can’t wear cheap earrings because they infect my ears. I bought some rose gold hoops and gold plated ear crawlers. I have a colleciton of ceramic earrings that are vintage. They are the best if you want to wear something with more colour on a monochromatic day πŸ™‚
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  2. I will say this….earrings are one piece of jewelry that should never be skimped on price wise. Cheap earrings can be huge trouble…..best to either spend the coin or not even bother. And never buy anything from a flea market or tourist trap.

    1. Earrings are definitely a tricky one, especially because of the price. I personally own both inexpensive and expensive earrings and they both do share their pros and cons, the pros outweighing the cons at least for me. I tend to research before I buy anything, so that’s probably why I haven’t had much trouble. Yeah, you’d have to be extra careful at those places in particular.

  3. I love how you add history to this post. It surely isn’t what I expected when reading the title. This was a very interesting read. Thank you!

    1. Thank you! I’m a bit of a history nerd, so every once in a while, I’ll add an interesting fact or two. x

  4. I love the history you provide for the earrings. These are all so beautiful. I have a tear in my ear, so I only wear studs, but lately I have been buying clip ons to spice it up a bit!

    1. I’m glad to hear that! I’m a bit of a history nerd, so I’ll occasionally share a little here and there. πŸ™‚ Yay! Clip ons are so much fun! x

    1. I know, right?! The bigger the statement, the better! I feel you; I only like certain types of hoops. πŸ˜… x

  5. I became a huge fan of hoop earrings when JLo brought them back in the late 90s early 2000s. The only thing is I’m always afraid my hoops will get caught on something and tear my ear!

    1. Same here! Haha, that’s what I’m worried about, too, especially since I have two curious doggies around. x

  6. While I love my basic earrings, earrings like these are my favorite! They are unique and can add a little oomph to any look. Great info and tips girl!

  7. All three are beautiful but I am so drawn to the minimal style of the first pair! It is totally my style and I am really going to buy them!

    xo Sheree
    Posh Clasy Mom

  8. I have a huge earrings collection too. I think hoop earrings is my favourite now, but I’ve never heard their story. Thank you for sharing it with us!

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