Mismatched Earrings: The Trend Diane Kruger And More Are Trying

What makes a hot couple? Personally, we love it when opposites attract. Which is why we’re all for mixing up one’s lobe looks (a hoop and a stud, perhaps, or a cuff and a drop earring).

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    But of course, even the most unconventional relationships have rules. Click through to learn from style-setters like Diane Kruger and Gwyneth Paltrow how to pull off this slightly tricky—but totally worth it—trend.

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    Gwyneth Paltrow

    The actress hit the red carpet at the L.A. premiere of Iron Man 3 sporting a diamond stud and an Eliane Fattal for S.J. Phillips diamond “On the Grape Vine” earring . Rule number one when it comes to mix and matching earrings: choose similar metals or stones. There has to be some logic to the pairing. Otherwise, you’re likely to look more schizophrenic than chic.

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    Zosia Mamet

    Mamet went a little bit Park Avenue princess, a little bit downtown cool girl at the Rachel Comey S/S 14 fashion show in New York with this vintage pearl stud/In God We Trust gold dagger combo. We like the ironic dialogue between the two. Witty fashion is always a breath of fresh air.

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    Halle Berry

    If you choose an elaborate piece for one ear—as Halle Berry did with this Repossi multi-hoop 18-karat gold and diamond Ear Cuff ($13,781) at The Call screening in Miami—keep the other ear simple (note Berry’s minimalist stud) to add both restraint and proportion.

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    Miley Cyrus

    The pop star took advantage of the trend’s inherent punk rock potential, pairing a Jennifer Fisher Mini Safety Pin Earring ($400) with a cartilage cuff at the Myspace event at the El Rey Theatre in L.A.  An updo or a short crop, like Cyrus’s platinum pompadour, helps to showcase the earrings.

     

     

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    Diane Kruger

    Leaving one ear bare is also an option as The Bridge actress chose to do when she donned this Chanel star stud while promoting her film Der Nachste Bitte! in Berlin. Just follow Kruger’s lead and sweep your hair to the opposite side of the ear with hardware to balance out the look.

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    Of course, the trend is hardly confined to Hollywood. Designer Raf Simons sent his models marching down the fall runway in unapologetic asymmetric designs, including the brand's Nail Earrings ($440), as seen here.

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    Forever 21 Cross Stud ($2) with Givenchy Curved Earring ($335)

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    Stella and Bow Pugsley Stud ($39) with Dogeared Charmed Pyramid Hoop Earring ($54)

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    Givenchy Crystal Inside Out Hoop Earring ($42) with Noir Pave Pyramid Stud ($45) and Catbird Ear Cuff ($38)

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    Elizabeth Knight Frog Pearl Earring ($210) with Bon Ton Genuine Natural Freshwater Pearl Stud ($60)

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    H. Lorenzo Feverish Unicorn Runaway Ear Cuff  ($599) with Urban Outfitters Druzy Stone Earring ($16)

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    Noir Small Cone Earring ($50) with Bones and Feathers Collective Snake Stud ($99)

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    Ermano Scervino Fleur-de-Lis Earring ($568) with Bing Bang Tatooed Tears Stud Earring ($78)

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    Luxury Fashion Cross Earring Pair ($113)

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    Lauren Wolf Druzy Stud with Stingray Claw ($180) with Luv AJ The Shark Tooth Ear Cuff ($55)

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    Crislu Stud Earring ($75) with Bauble Bar Ice Mia Deco Drop Earring ($32)

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    Anton Heunis Leaf Motif Earring ($196) and Crystal Stud ($121)

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Elizabeth Knight Frog Pearl Earrings ($210) in Silver

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