Nov 17, 2017 Earrings

How to Style Tassel Earrings, According to an Expert

by Hilary George-Parkin

Hart Hagerty

2017 has been a strong year for statement earrings, and with its most festive weeks still ahead, we're looking forward to pairing them with every outfit we leave the house in—and maybe some we don't (you know, for selfie purposes). Top of our list right now is tassel earrings, which manage to look both classic and thoroughly of-the-moment and offer an easy way to incorporate a little color into your look, even if your wardrobe skews toward all-black.

Designer Hart Hagerty has been creating tassel earrings since 2013 when she returned to her native Charleston, South Carolina, after five years of living in Shanghai (she still works with artisans in the city to produce her line). So it's safe to say she knows a thing or two about how to style the eye-catching earrings in ways that feel fresh and unexpected. To wit: "The beauty of my tassel earrings lies in their simplicity and versatility," she says. "They go with pretty much any outfit from bohemian-chic to classic-cool."

Hagerty's tassels range from OTT double-layered tufts to elegant silky fringe. "I love playing up contrast. I'll wear the sparkly new holiday earrings with a vintage band T-shirt (the more beat-up, the better)," she says. "The more subdued silky topknots are chic, understated, and cool, especially when paired with timeless classics like cashmere sweaters and slip dresses. They make just enough of a statement for the cool girl's look. They're never trying too hard."

Here are four outfits Hagerty is styling with tassel earrings this season:

Shop our tassel earring picks below.

Hart Double Dare Disco Darlings ($148)

A cool multicolored metallic for nights when you need something special.

Samantha Myer Black Braid on Hoop ($52)

Hoop + tassel = statement earring gold.

The Astrid Knotted Tassel Earrings ($45)

Fuchsia is hard to resist.

Rebecca Minkoff Long Tassel Earrings ($58)

We love the rose-gold hardware on this delicate pair.

Lizzie Fortunato Totem Tassel Earrings ($265)

Lizzie Fortunato's pieces always have a worldly vibe.

J.Crew Stone and Tassel Earrings ($58)

The only jewelry you'll need.

Hart Dusty Rose Fatties ($54)

Wear these with your fanciest dress or your favorite gray sweatshirt.

Sachin & Babi Dupio Earrings ($250)

Each pair includes more than 1000 beads.

Hart Black Topknots ($58)

Easy and elegant.

Mercedes Salazar Fiesta Pina Morada ($237)

Party pineapples.

Anthropologie Vera Tassel Drop Earrings ($48)

Two tassels are better than one.

BaubleBar Chateau Feather Tassel Earrings ($42)

Feathers are a fun take on the trend.

Rachel Zoe Brenna Tassel Earrings ($75)

No one does vintage glam quite like Rachel Zoe.

Samantha Myer Oxblood Tassel Earrings ($45)

Just add jewel tones.

Oscar de la Renta Marine Raffia Hoop Earrings ($455)

Pack these on your next tropical vacation.

ASOS Extra Long Dark Silver Bead Tassel Earrings ($16)

Some shoulder dusters for your holiday parties.

Hart Sage Topknots ($58)

These will make green and blue eyes pop.

Violeta by Mango Tassels Pendant Earrings ($26)

Mixed-material magic.

Up next: The fresh way to wear all your winter dresses.

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