Is it just us or is Instagram full of arty flat lays featuring an array of tempting earrings lately? If your lobes are looking a bit lonely, then we've got good news for you—the kind of not-so-simple jumbo earrings you need are everywhere, and at every price. Just one addition to your wardrobe (although, good luck with being that controlled) will allow you a spring wardrobe update without having to spend on a whole new outfit. An XXL pair (or solo style, if you're feeling directional) can breathe life into last season’s dresses like no other accessory. You may have tried tassels and considered crystals, but for this season, earrings are appearing even bigger and bolder. Nothing is considered OTT in a bad way, with oversized styles ruling—the search term "larger than life" earrings is currently trending on Pinterest, with a rise of 945% in saves year on year.
Unusal textures are key to the new selection on offer—this wave is quite different from glitzier statement styles we’ve seen in previous seasons. Think hammered metals, folded 3D effects, chunky wood, resin, tortoiseshell and marble—almost anything goes, so long as its not classic.
Hold the rose gold for now, as it seems yellow gold and silver rule when it comes to metallics, with a handful of colourful numbers worthy of must-buy status as well. Extra points if your earrings are slightly abstract and rendered in imperfect shapes—picture something you might find in an art gallery shop, only attached to your ear.
May we suggest Rena Sala, Marina London, Ellipsee and The Undone store's feeds for the best (literal) gems around right now—some of which we've included in our edit below. Independent designers like Annie Costello Brown, Holly Ryan and Fay Andrada are all upping the ante in terms of contemporary luxury jewellery too.
The trend is here to stay, so if you do want to spend a little more, consider these an investment piece. Wearing statement earrings with your favourite dress and a red lip will always ensure evening wear is sorted, with minimal effort. Think of these as your new it-bag.
For some serious drama from the shoulders up, we’ve edited the best earrings to wear right now.