Here’s the thing about big-and-bold earrings, a look that’s been trending hard this year at retail, on social media, and in the real world: they can be taxing to actually wear.
Sure, earrings sporting the circumference of a standard waffle look amazing. But women who wear such styles know that they can’t turn their head too quickly—or even break into a jog—without fear of their jewelry accidentally catching on a collar or a lock of hair.
Which is why the lineup of earrings designer Ulla Johnson showed at her spring 2018 runway presentation at New York Fashion Week yesterday are so appealing.
The earthy, tribal-inspired earrings—which boast a pearlescent patina—are undeniably big and statement-making. But they don’t hang so low that their wearer would have to worry about an empathetic nod or grip the sides of her head when jumping up and down with glee (it happens). Most of the styles hung to the chin, creating volume near the jaw. And they at least looked lightweight.
The wide-and-flat styles strike the perfect balance, aesthetically, between brave and pragmatic—which is always a winning combo in jewelry.
(Top: A model in cool earrings at Ulla Johnson, image: @elite_barcelona)