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.
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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.
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. 🙂
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.
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.
Not too long ago, I blogged about how bright colors are one of the biggest trends now, and it includes earrings, too.
This pair in particular came all the way from Wichita, Kansas. 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. It’s like having a snowflake.
Get it here: Speckled Earrings
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.
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.