Asymmetrical Earrings I Love (Because Matching Is Overrated)

Don't get me wrong—I love a good pair of hoops, and yes, a simple stud too. But sometimes, if I listen closely, it's like my ears are whispering "more, more, more." Which is exactly why I've got a thing for mismatched earrings. While the obsession has sat dormant for months on end, a few weeks ago, I finally pulled the trigger and purchased a pair of asymmetrical earrings from Albus Lumen. Naturally, it was love at first sight (and unsurprisingly, I'm wearing them this exact moment, so there you go).

While I know that at first glance, such statement-making earrings can be intimidating, slipping them on isn't just a boost of confidence, but it's an instant bolt of fun. But, since I know that over-the-top architectural earrings may not be for everyone, I wanted to share three styles to choose from, each of which offers a little something different. Below, you can shop the asymmetrical styles I'm excited about right now. And while I can't guarantee that one ear won't feel significantly lighter than the other (that's the sacrifice you make for those uneven baubles), I can guarantee that from either side, your lobes will look seriously stylish.

Look out for asymmetric earrings in unexpected or unusual shapes. A classic hoop is reimagined into a wiggle or swirl that looks oh so cool with even the simplest outfit.

One cool take on asymmetric earrings is similar styles at different lengths or sizes. A large hoop and small hoop make for a fun combination while a stud and draped earring offer a study in contrasts.

Two mismatched styles can look oh so cool together. Try mixing metals, looking for rhinestone details or even swapping which piercing you use to show off your earrings of choice.

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