The Accessory Your Party Wardrobe Needs Now

One look at the front row and the reels of street style photos will tell you that statement earrings are big news amongst the fashion elite. Be it an ode to decadence—in the form of Céline's epic, door-knocker-style earrings or draping tassels that wouldn't look out of place holding some lavish curtains back in a stately home—this season is the season of the unapologetic earring. Whether you wear them in a pair, alone to dart out from a popped-up collar, or choose to sport a minimalistic hoop next to a scoop collar, consider this your go-to guide for who is wearing what and how, and where to get your own baubles.

Scroll down to get inspiration for choosing the right earrings for your party season wardrobe, and then shop our favourites!

The single statement:

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On Diletta Bonaiuti: Louis Vuitton earrings.

Style Notes: The secret to pulling off one luxe earring is simple, downplay the rest of your outfit and keep all other accessories to a complete minimum. A trench should be paired with a silk scarf tucked underneath the lapels; add wool trousers, a silk top and then top off the ensemble with that giant bauble. Done.

The architectural pair:

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On Irina Lakicevic: Céline earrings.

Style Notes: Céline A/W 15 earrings totally stole the show at Fashion Week. There's no denying that the now out-of-stock giant hammered earrings were the It accessory for the show season and are best worn with a turtleneck sweater. They'll instantly make an off-duty outfit worthy of a cocktail-party setting. Simply add heels and go!

The daytime chandelier:

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On Gilda Ambrosio: Céline earrings; Vetements dress.

Style Notes: Maybe you've got a power lunch booked, meetings all day and need a fashion pick-me-up, or you simply want to offset a day dress with a touch of shimmer—the daytime chandelier earring is your new best friend. Wear it in one ear or as a set; either way, wear it with anything, but above all, ample confidence.

The evening tassels:

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Style Notes: Take a style cue from Chloë Sevigny, and complete a slash-neckline top or dress with collarbone-scraping tassels. A red lip will suitably top off the pair.

The off-duty luxe pair:

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Style Notes: It's cold outside, you need to lift your spirits and what better way to do so in the build-up to the party season than to wear some costume jewellery. Match it up with your other accessories for a totally cohesive look. Clever.

The evening tassels, take two:

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Style Notes: …Or go the other way and accentuate a plunging neckline (be it a blouse or dress) with tassel earrings that will elongate your neck and show off a strong jawline.

The showstoppers:

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Style Notes: An off-the-shoulder top or dress looks complete when worn with a pair of gigantic, jaw-dropping earrings. Let Olivia Palermo's perfect daytime–to–dance floor outfit be absolute proof.

The artful earrings:

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Wearing: Loewe earrings, sunglasses, and dress.

Style Notes: For a cutting-edge look, contrast your outfit with a pair of origami-style or contemporary, geometric earrings that wouldn't look out of place in the Tate Modern.

The oversize hoops:

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Style Notes: If in doubt, lend an elevated twist to elegant outfits with a pair of classic (but oversize) gold hoops. This style looks especially chic when worn with round-neck or scoop necklines that relate to the spherical form.

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