I've Spent Years Searching for the Perfect Hoops—These Are the Best Ones

It has taken me years to build up a collection of hoop earrings I am in love with. I often get asked where they’re all from, and after half a decade of searching for the best ones, I am certain that you can’t beat the mini hoops from Maria Tash, By Pariah, Cat Bird and Saskia Diez. A carefully curated ear of mini hoops can look really chic and considered, but gorgeous sculptural earrings have the same impact too.

Oversized hoops are no longer considered to be Kat-Slater style, as they’re now a fashion must-have. When it comes to party earrings, shoulder-grazing hoops from the likes of Balenciaga and Saint Laurent are crucial this season. Keep scrolling to shop this season’s must-have pairs.

1. Chunky Hoops

Style Notes: Chunky hoops have been seriously popular among the street-style set this season, and that’s not about to change. The wider the hoop, the better. There are some beautiful creations out there, but here are a few pairs we love…

The added layer of paint makes these chunky hoops seriously desirable and unique. 

Alighieri knows how to do good jewels, and the same goes for its hoops. We love how wide these molten gold ones are.

We’re totally obsessed with these hammered-effect hoops, and in even better news, they come in gold, silver and beautiful rose gold.

2. Mini Hoops

Style Notes: If you’re a fan of mini hoops, then like me, you’ll know that more is more. Building a strong ear game takes some time, but here are the best places to start…

We love how this mini diamond hoop is actually filled. It makes for perfect layering. 

Simplicity if often key. These work great stacked with other mini hoops or just worn alone.

Missoma has a huge array of beautiful mini hoops, but this pair from the Lucy Williams collection took our eye.

3. Sculptural Hoops

Style Notes: Adding sculptural hoops is the most current way to make your look feel 2019-ready. We’ve seen lots of these artistic hoops from both established fashion houses such as Ellery and newer jewellery brands like Laura Lombardi.

4. Jumbo Hoops

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Style Notes: No longer the Kat Slater of the earring family, jumbo hoops have a new, seriously chic identity and are perfect for the evening.

5. Embellished Hoops

Style Notes: Embellished hoops come in many forms this season. Alighieri introduced us to the drop-pearl trend, and now we’re seeing it with all kind of stones. Not just for the evening, these can bring some extra personality to jeans and a chunky knit during the daytime.

6. "Art-Teacher" Hoops

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Styles Notes: These “art teacher” hoops (aka colourful resin earrings) live best on the beach or in summer months, but that’s not to say they won’t work in winter too.

Bamboo hoops are everywhere, and Topshop has totally nailed it with these.

You can practically lose yourself in these earrings. Utterly mesmerizing.

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