No need to worry if they’ll fit over your hips, show too much cleavage, or be way too hot and make you sweat profusely. Ahhhhhh…accessories! Pretty much my go-to answer to any styling question. Apparently what is NOT easy, though, is getting a good photo of me wearing one of my favorite accessories right now–asymmetrical earrings. My face is too wide to get a good shot of both earrings at once unless I suck in my cheeks and do a total Zoolander shot…which was rather ridiculous and didn’t communicate the whole “easy-to-wear-current-trend-thing.”
So…you’ll just have to trust me that I love them, have been wearing them a ton, and find them totally easy to pull off. You guys know I’m not super-edgy in my styling, but I also don’t love to do “boring”. I’ll often add a bold color (lip, bag or sunnies) to an otherwise blah outfit, but sometimes even I don’t feel like doing color. Like a true hero, that’s the moment asymmetrical earrings swoop in and save the day. I’ve been popping small ones on with my casual uniform to add the perfect amount of oomph, and have also worn them occasionally with conservative work outfits to add just a bit of interest. My favorite, though, is rocking really long bolder ones for date night. Easy-peasy and good year-round (added bonus!)
How To Rock Asymmetrical Earrings
Don’t overthink it. Pick from two good options:
1. Purchase asymmetrical earrings; put on ears; wear with everything to add edginess/style; increase size for increased statement power.
2. Go through your own earring stash, and mix and match with what you have. A trick that has worked for me is finding one common element in 2 different earrings—metal, shape, lines, overall feel. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the results!
Shop Asymmetrical Earrings for Every Style
1. Free People Linked Together Set of 3
The TME Why: Uber Stylish with the on-trend chain links AND on-trend asymmetrical design.
Style Notes: Ideal for creating totally different looks with the set of three (especially in mixed metal), or buy two sets for even more versatility with matching pairs.
2. Justine Clenquet Chain Drop Earrings
The TME Why: A super-cool statement earring that’s still easy to wear.
Perfect For: Date night and any other evening fun. These are VERY similar to a pair I have that I wear on repeat–they make even the MOST boring outfit exciting!
3. Vanessa Mooney Delicate Set of 3
The TME Why: Small and really easy to wear, but still make a slightly edgy statement.
Style Notes: I have these and they are a great daily wear set. Love!
4. Madewell Heart Rock Studs
The TME Why: Such pretty stones.
Perfect for: Those days you want a more subtle asymmetrical look.
5. Who Knows Design – Silver Geometric
The TME Why: Clean and simple minimalist style.
Perfect For: Trying this trend out at work–not too radical, but clearly intentionally asymmetrical. Wear with monotone outfit if you’re nervous about styling.
6. Mica Peet Semi-Circle Studs
The TME Why: Obsessed with the color combo of these little guys.
I Would Wear: When I’m wearing a busy outfit and want something small, but still interesting.
7. COS Folded Black Earrings
The TME Why: Ooozes dramatic style!
I Would Wear: With a little black dress or to add some edginess to florals.
8. Paula Elaine Barnett Mix & Match Set
The TME Why: Made to order in sterling silver, gold fill, or 14 K white, rose or yellow gold.
I Would Buy These For: Myself…ha! This is the PERFECT everyday mix and match asymmetrical set. I’m obsessed.
9. Roxanne Assoulin Flower Power Set
The TME Why: For you gals who like a just bit of color.
Style Notes: I would wear shades that have similar tones together (yellow/orange or two shades of blue) for just a hint of the unexpected.
10. Versace Crystal Linear Drop Earrings
At Nordstrom | Versace Crystal Linear Drop Earrings
The TME Why: Ummmmm….because they’re fabulous! Why else?
Perfect For: That fancy-schmancy party you have coming up or rocking while microwaving Trader Joes’ Indian food on a Tuesday. Sold out at Nordstrom (but worth checking for restock)– available for pre-order at Saks.
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And this one’s for the pinners…
I just bought the Etsy mix and match in 14k. Super excited!