When it comes to statement jewellery I confess: I am hopelessly addicted. There’s just something so luxurious, effortlessly rich & sophisticated about piling on jewellery that I seem to never get enough. And don’t even get me started on statement pieces… OMG. They just add all that jazz to any outfit, glam up any look in no time, and you don’t even need to break the bank to get your hands on such a piece. My latest fashion crush? Statement Earrings! (sigh) If in the past big sparkling colored drop super glamorous earrings were a thing of the red carpet events, cocktail parties and fancy gatherings, today that’s so last Tuesday. It don’t get better than this. So if you’re thinking of donning a super extravagant pair of drop gem stone crazy colored earrings, big as your head, do it. And while you’re at it rock that shit in the morning. Crispy office shirt, pencil skirt or trousers, classic pumps – BORING. Throw in a pair of these suckers below… and you might just get mistaken for the poshest lass on the block.
Crowded colored sparkling borderline kitsch gem stones on candelabra or drop earrings that make your best face features pop are the IT thing of 2013 hot season. Red‘ish is for those hip pops of color and go amazing with any skin tone, emerald green drop earrings (think those worn by Angelina Jolie) are sophisticated and look fantastic on darker skin or super fair complexions. Impossible to choose? Trust me I know the feeling. Get the super funky colored exotic earrings that would make you look so chic in the most boring or basic clothes ever.
So where did all this kitsch huge earrings mania come from? Girls’ desire to be dolled up in no time? Feminine & sophisticated cravings? Dolce & Gabbana Sicilian vision on fashion & women for the past 2 seasons? Diane Von Furstenberg’s modern 70’s glamour puss rock’n roll persona that lies in all of us? Who cares… At the end of the day we’ve got the long end of the stick on this one, and are making the best of this trend, rocking the glam earrings with the loosest nonchalance ever at either 8.00 am on the tube, on our way to work, or at 3.00 am on that creepy bus ride from who knows what posh club in town. And you know what? The glam earrings look is not at all pretentious (unless you want it to be). Au contraire it can be so easily adapted to any style from that dark dirty cool grunge to the chic cleanness of a preppy look. Brilliant, right?