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Ahh, trends may come and go, but find a style staple (like earrings, for example) and you’ll be able to wear them, rock them and love them for as long as you choose. For us, a good day involves mismatched earrings, and we don’t mean that in a sarcastic way at all. We here at #TeamCLEO love to mix and match earrings — because who said they had to be the same on both sides?
It’s as though earrings reflect the stage you’re at in life. If you got your ears pierced as a child you’ll know that feeling: the trepidation of your naive, seven-year-old self not really knowing what was involved with getting your ears poked at the jewellers. Then you had to choose the simplest studs, the right ones that would fit your school’s stringent dress codes. Then, came the adventurous sorts, the oversized hoops once teenhood and college years hit.
Let us introduce the ultimate #covet list this month. The earring micro trends we’ve been loving currently oscillate between the super-minimal (so pretty, and looks so luxe!) to the organic, oversized and mismatching. The only thing is, none of these include any overdone bling or OTT sparkles. We’re a little past that.
Now you — which would you add to cart?
#1: The Super-Minimal
There’s something about dainty jewellery that’s versatile for every day. If your place of work has some kind of strict dress code (eg if you work in a corporate office/restaurant), these are the styles you can try. Delicate ear jackets are almost like classic studs, but are a modern taken on a simple accessory. They’re not in-your-face, but with just one glance you catch a glint of shine.
Do note, things that are too fine/thin don’t look good on every body. And if you’re a bit more adventurous, something too delicate won’t match your expectations. But here’s a simple breakdown of what you can expect with these earrings:
The look you get: Simple, clean, fuss-free, elegant
Good for: Every day, corporate offices/places with stuffy jewelry codes
The Straits Finery is a local jewellery brand specialising in fine, delicate jewellery you’ll love for more than one season.