The Statement Single: 11 Earrings to Wear Alone or Mix and Match

When something is repetitive, one of two things is bound to happen. Either you tire of it, like an overplayed song on the radio, or you just want it more, like that style that keeps popping everywhere you look. The single-earring trend, at least for me, leans toward the latter, where two specific designer-made pieces keep showing up everywhere, from the runway to the red carpet, on magazine covers and even on style bloggers’ sites. The first is the one that I deeply covet, a piece that I’m certain not to ever get my hands on, the Louis Vuitton Essential V earring. Pictured above, and on about a million other magazine covers, the single piece starts with a hoop-like piece before cascading into a line of geometric parts. The second statement single, below, is by Céline and first made its appearance on the fall 2014 runway. It’s a combination of parts, resulting in a mega look that’s certainly seen its share of blatant copies.

And though I wallow in the fact that I probably won’t be wearing either of these pieces anytime soon, I won’t pity myself for too long. Because it’s not necessarily about the “it” piece, it’s about the style—a style that I can call my own, and you should encourage your customers to do the same. A pair of earrings—pricey or a bargain—should be versatile, if not an everyday basic. It’s like that blazer you spend far too much on, but make every effort to style it in different ways to get the most out of that purchase. This selection of earrings works very well for that kind of mixing up. Imagine wearing one of these on its own, or with a single, subtle stud in the other ear, or, of course, as intended with the set, matching ear to ear. If your customers are looking to mix it up this holiday season, to go a little bold with their cocktail dresses, or even shop for the trendy ones in their family, I’d suggest looks like these.

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Gabriel and Co. Kaslique mother of pearl earrings

Gabriel & Co.



Shy Creation diamond pointed long drop earrings

Shy Creation



Gina Pankowski Architectonic earrings

Gina Pankowski Jewelry



Martin Flyer Entice diamond dreamcatcher earrings

Martin Flyer



Meira T blue sapphire and diamond charm earrings

Meira T.



Natalie Dissel tourmaline Jellyfish earrings

Natalie Dissel



Jewel Tech rubellite and pearl branch earrings

Jewel Tech



Dilamani Designs Paradise diamond slice chandelier earrings

Dilamani Designs



BCouture rose gemstone dangle earrings




Doves by Doron Paloma Haute hamatite earrings

Doves by Doron Paloma



Margo Morrison brown diamond spear earrings

Margo Morrison New York

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