No matter what time of the year, a pair of pretty earrings is a mainstay in my wardrobe. The jewelry essential has the power to dress up anything and lately that has meant adding a bit of polish (and a dose of fun) to my standard button-down tops for dialing into Zoom calls. I’ve noticed that I’m not the only one who has an affinity for earrings these days and have seen a number of trends popping up among the fashion set. I’m definitely ready to swap some of these into my 2021 wardrobe.
So what are the pretty earring trends you can expect to see more of this year? From reinvented pearls to mismatched pairs to ’80s throwback earrings, there are plenty I have my eye on right now. Here, see the nine cool earring trends the fashion set is embracing and shop my edit to update your jewelry collection.
Hoops seem to be a jewelry essential among the fashion set, but right now, we’re seeing updated takes on the staple like these finished with a double-hoop silhouette. Cascading drop earrings always make a statement—whether paired with a basic turtleneck or an off-the-shoulder top. A trend spotted all over the runways recently, reinvented pearls are popping up in all forms. With designs incorporating more natural-looking Baroque pearls and more artful designs, these feel miles away from the typical studs we’ve been used to seeing in the past. While gold will always be a personal favorite metal for jewelry, I’ve been drawn to the silver pieces I’ve been seeing more and more of recently. Borrowing a popular trend from the ’80s, ridged earrings are back and cooler than ever. I love the texture these add to any outfit. Why wear one earring when you can combine two at the same time? Whether combining metals or different silhouettes, the mismatched earring trend allows you to bring in opposing elements with one pair. Sparkly jewelry is the easiest ways to add an element of fun to whatever you’re wearing—even if it’s just a T-shirt and jeans. I love any excuse to mix in a throwback trend, especially when it’s from the ’80s. With glamorous earrings from the decade on the rise, you can expect to see me wearing these again very soon. For anyone who isn’t afraid of bold shades like electric pink and highlighter yellow, this is the trend for you. Simply add a pair of neon earrings to a black blazer for a look that instantly feels cool.