We're So Here for the Return of Statement Earrings

Allow us to show you why.

As a human with pesky sensitive skin, I have always envied those who have the luxury of pierced ears.  Aside from a brief and disastrous stint with real earrings (and a whole lot of swelling and pain) in the second grade, I've been piercing-free for my entire life, but have always remained a faithful fan of the immediate touch of elegance that earrings can add to any simple look.

With the resurgence of the 1980s this season, statement earrings are back stronger than ever, and I'm so here for this.  Who doesn't love the sass of an oversized hoop, or the unapologetic kitsch of a dangling charm?  There's something a little bit audacious about wearing a bold earring and maybe that's why I love them so much.  So while I reach for my trusty (and chintzy) $11 clip-ons from Amazon, I wish all of my friends with actual holes in their ears the best, as you embark on a season of serious hoop dreams.  Here are some looks that I hope you will consider. 

A modern take on the iconic hoop.  Model pout optional.

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Or keep things classic.  You choose.

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More is more!  Pile on all of your favourite jewels and make the most of those 3rd piercings that you told your mom were, um, just scars...

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Chain drop-earrings are such a look right now, and so is just wearing one of them.

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Main Image via @erikabowes

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Tia Elisabeth Glista is the founding Editor in Chief of Couturesque Magazine.  She is also a textbook Taurus (ambitious, aesthetically-driven, very stubborn) who can at any given time be found listening to BANKS and looking at pictures of puppies.  Click here to follow her on Instagram. 

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Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief