Are you bored with your current earring look? You don’t have to stick with standard studs and hoops. There are plenty of fun ways to wear earrings.
Wearing earrings is a great way to pull together any outfit, but do you know how to wear multiple earrings in a way that suits your style? We’re here with a few of our favorite options.
Keep reading to learn all about styling your best earrings.
1. Consider Mixing and Matching Sizes
Mix-matched earrings are coming back with a vengeance. While they were popular in the eighties and nineties, more and more people are opting for this stylish and unique look in 2021.
For this look, you’re going to want one earring that hangs low and another that stays closer to the ear. You can choose a tight ring or a stud for the smaller earring.
For the larger one, consider a unique hanging design that still somewhat matches the smaller earring. Popular shapes for hanging earrings include swords, crosses, and celestial bodies like planets or stars.
If you have long or mid-length hair with an uneven part, it’s best to put the hanging earring on the side that shows off more of your face and ear. This will also prevent the earring from becoming tangled in your hair.
2. The Perfect Theme
If you don’t want to mix and match sizes, you can still have fun with different types of earrings by mixing and matching shapes as long as you stay with a specific theme. While you can mix themes, it’s a bolder look and it’s less cohesive.
Some earring sets come pre-mixed, or with multiple shapes within a theme already included, making it easy to mix and match. Most of the time, however, you’ll have to do it on your own.
Again, there are several popular options (but you can choose anything). Many people like to mix planets with stars, bugs with flowers or leaves, or different types of food designs.
Match your earring theme to your outfit for a cute and cohesive look.
3. Pick a Color
Whether you’re mixing designs or sticking with one, it’s sometimes helpful to stick with a single color. This is a great option for people who want to wear earrings that don’t stand out.
You can mix metals if you choose, but by sticking with a single metal, even mix-matched earrings look more intentional. The standard metal tones are gold, silver (or white gold), and rose gold.
You should also consider the colors of the designs or ends of your jewelry. If you’re using colorful hanging statement jewelry, like a bright hanging strawberry, consider using red ends (like rubies or garnets) for your other earrings.
If you have several piercings elsewhere on your ears (more on that later), keep those consistent as well.
4. Statement Earrings
Statement earrings will make your outfit bold and noticeable. While they’re not for anyone, they’re great for fun and fresh looks. It’s best to pair them with either very simple outfits or fun and flouncy outfits.
Most statement earrings are weird earrings. You can choose lightbulbs, fruits, aliens, and so much more.
Statement earrings work in the “uneven sizes” look, but wearing both is sure to draw attention. While you may not want to wear them every day, they’re great for special occasions.
5. Different Piercing Types
If you want flashy ears, why stick to your lobes? There are plenty of other ear piercings that you can match (or mix and match) with your lobe piercings.
First and simplest, consider multiple lobe piercings. Most people can fit two or three piercings on each lobe. We suggest picking jewelry in descending sizes with the largest one being your initial lobe piercing (the lowest one).
If you’re ready for a more adventurous look, you have plenty of options. Make sure to go to a high-quality piercer. These piercings should never be done with a piercing gun.
Helix piercings are the most popular. They go along the ridge of your ear and you can put them as high or low as you want. Most people choose to put rings in their helix piercings (post-healing), but you can also use colorful studs.
Industrial piercings are also popular. They start with a forward helix (a helix at the front most part of your ear) and end with a standard helix around the upper-middle of your ear. The piercer uses one long earring bar to connect them.
There are a variety of other piercing types to choose from including daith piercings, tragus piercings, rooks, and more. Talk to a piercer to curate your perfect multiple-earring look.
Ideas for Stretched Ears
So what if you have stretched ears? Even if your lobes are still the only piercings that you have, you can still wear multiple piercings in each one. You don’t have to stick with standard plugs.
Here are two ideas for stretched lobes.
6. Stacking Rings
Stacking multiple rings in your lobes is a great idea for a temporary look. While it may get uncomfortable if you wear the rings for too long, they’re perfect for a night out.
Find several rings that sit close to your skin. Make sure that they’re all about the same size. Put them around the bottoms and sides of your lobes so they’re all close together.
The number of rings that you’ll need will depend on the size of your lobes.
7. Eyelets and Hanging Pieces
If you want a more comfortable look, pair eyelets (plugs with holes in the center) with hanging jewelry. You can also do the mix-matched size look with this (which isn’t usually an option for people with stretched ears).
It’s best to find earrings that are full hoops. Either plain hoop earrings or hanging designs that attach to hoops. This way, the earring won’t fall out as you go through your day.
That’s How to Wear Multiple Earrings in Unique Ways
There’s no one way to figure out how to wear multiple earrings. Try a few of these options and you’re sure to find the right one for you. Remember, styling earrings (and all types of jewelry) is supposed to be fun!
How will you wear your favorite earrings?
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