What’s Your Favorite Ear Candy?

by Megan Hyde


One of the most exciting ways to glam up a look is with earrings. They offer a chance to make any statement you want that stands out or acts in unison with other key pieces. For the sake of spotlighting each accessory, let’s stick to the best statement earrings to rock right now, shall we?


Professional Style

Eye-catching earrings do the trick for daily style. I love to see a great stud base with a standout design attached, versatile earrings that earn you a couple compliments and notices because they have everyday appeal but aren’t banal.


These are playful and totally fun to rock during your nine-to-five — a perfect balance of stylish and quirky.

Tahiti jeweled fan stud earrings from

Tahiti jeweled fan stud earrings from


These offer a wow factor. Crystal clusters? Oh yes, please. You know the adage about a girl’s best friend? Meet her fabulous sister.

J. Crew crystal shimmer earrings

Crystal shimmer earrings from J. Crew


Quittin’ Time

You’re clocking out while switching your ballets to heels and heading out for Wine Down Wednesday. Grab that pair of eye-catching danglers you have on hand (always have a set of statement earrings on standby) and let them shine ASAP. It’s evening and all concerns of “are these too much?” are null, so live it up. Glitzy, glammy, daring and FUN (Fierce-Unique-Nightlife approved) earrings are all welcome to this party, so stand out with your style.


These. Just these. Buy them, love them, live in them.

Hematite-toned green stone drop earrings

Bar III hematite-toned green stone drop earrings at



These are an amazing shape, gorgeous color, and adaptable.


Jessica Simpson gold tone fuschia stone drop earrings

Jessica Simpson gold tone fuschia stone drop earrings from


Pushin’ the Envelope ‘Til it Tears

Go for the wildly different — something you just know you won’t find on anyone else at the same gathering. The key to this statement is owning it. Know that you have a rocking look that few can ease into. Be a star because you are!

Betsey Johnson gold tone fox girl and crown mismatch earrings

Betsey Johnson gold tone fox girl and crown mismatch earrings from



Single and Satisfied

Lastly, make a unique statement by trying things one at a time. Literally. Try out the craze that randomly appeared and disappeared for decades, that finds its way back in with each generation, revamped and refreshed right along with us. Of course, I mean a cuff earring!

Crystal dance hanger earring

Crystal dance hanger earring from Urban Outfitters

This look makes the ultimate fearless statement and can be so fun to factor into any event, from a music festival, to a dinner date, to a relaxing afternoon perusing the bookstore. Jump in and make your mark with this look.

What’s your favorite statement earring? Share in a comment below.



Megan HydeAbout the Author:

From a young age, journalist Megan Hyde has had a strong passion for fashion. So much so that when she was four years old, her parents had to install a lock too high for her to keep her out of her closet four times a day for wardrobe changes. As the years have passed, writing and fashion have stayed a constant in this fashion enthusiast’s life and any opportunity to participate in either brings just as much happiness as the September issue of Vogue. Megan lives in the East Orlando area with her love Hunter, dogters Pepper & Roni, and spends far too much time indulging in magazines. A proud UCF Knight Alumnus, Megan is currently pursuing a Masters in New Media Journalism and enjoying her life in The City Beautiful.



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