Our earring obsession is here to stay for fall, but after a summer of wearing them to the beach, to brunch, and everywhere in between, we're ready to give our go-to gold hoops a break for a bit in favor of a pair with a little more personality.
On the runways this season, designers showed hoops with exaggerated, arty twists: Versace's were strung with mismatched leather cords, Fendi's were sheathed in snakeskin, and Céline's featured crafty whip-stitch detailing.
IRL, we're planning on wearing ours with piles of cozy knits (basically the only thing we're looking forward to about the end of summer) and wearing our hair up till winter to show them off. Whether the quirkier styles will become as ubiquitous as their more classic cousins remains to be seen, but we're certainly not complaining about the plethora of options available right now.
Below, shop 14 pairs of better-than-basic hoops to wear with all your sweaters this fall.
We don't know what we like more: the gorgeous green malachite or the cool oblong silhouette.
Like sculptures you can wear in your ears.
Not your grandmother's pearl earrings (not that there's anything wrong with those).
Of course Ellery's jewelry is just as covetable as its clothes.
A hint of pink that won't overpower a delicate cashmere sweater.
Now this is some logomania we can get behind.
Very art-teacher chic with a nubby wool crewneck.
You can pretend you picked these up on your world travels.
The prettiest color to make blue or green eyes pop.
Super sleek with a black turtleneck.
The gunmetal gray is particularly striking.
These mahogany teardrops would look so elegant with a cream-colored knit.
Wear these now with a white sundress and in the fall to jazz up a simple cardigan.
These look way more expensive than they are.