The Biggest Fall Earring Trends to Know Now


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I can't say enough how important I think it is to cultivate your own jewelry look to ensure every outfit is as stylish as possible from one day to the next. I personally have a stack of hoops up my ears that, at any given moment, can be found to include a fun pair of hoops or a larger statement piece. No matter your jewelry look, there's always room for a new piece to shake up your staple pair and this fall, jewelry designers really delivered in the earring trends department.

The earring trends we saw emerge on the F/W 18 runways was varied for sure. We saw all-out '80s-glam jewelry moments, thanks to the triumphant return of the decade's maximalism to fashion. Then there were the more eclectic, art-inspired shapes and the pretty pearl pieces on offer. On the whole, this season's earring trends prove one thing for certain: No matter what kind of jewelry wearer you may be, there's a fall 2018 earring trend with your name all over it.

To get a look at the styles that will adorn everyone's ears for the next several months, keep reading and then shop our picks of each trend.


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If you'd told me a year ago that I'd be jumping at the chance to wear pearl earrings right now, I'd probably have laughed in your face. Never say never, I guess, since non-precious pearl earrings are having a bit of renaissance with the influx of organic, baroque pearl shapes we're seeing, especially those perched atop sculptural metal hoops. In short: They're being reimagined in designs that feel anything but stuffy for fall.

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Gemstones saturated in candy colors of apple green and fuchsia are a nod to the '80s party-girl aesthetic. These bright baubles are done best when multiple colors are at play in a kind of "more is more" mentality.

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(Image credit: Getty Images; PICTURED: Jacquemus F/W 18)

For every more out-there trend this season, there's also those that appeal to our more practical sides. Designers went back to nature and took inspiration from earthy materials and imperfect shapes.

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Art imitates life, life imitates art, and so forth. This time it's the former, and we can't help but feel that the point of reference for all the modernist earrings this fall was Alexander Calder's famous mobile sculptures.

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The hoop earring is one that's become a mainstay in every fashion girl's jewelry box, so it only seems right that designers should find a fresh way to update the silhouette, adding multiple links for an overall tougher look.

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Now your lobes are all up to speed on the latest fall earring trends.

Senior Editor

Anna is an editor on the fashion team at Who What Wear and has been at the company for over five years, having begun her career in the Los Angeles office before relocating to New York, where she's currently based. Having always been passionate about pursuing a career in fashion, she built up her experience interning at the likes of Michael Kors, A.L.C., and College Fashionista before joining the team as a post-graduate assistant editor. Anna has penned a number of interviews with Who What Wear's cover stars over the years, including A-listers Megan Fox, Issa Rae, and Emma Chamberlain. She's earned a reputation for scouting new and emerging brands from across the globe and championing them to our audience of millions. While fashion is her main wheelhouse, Anna led the launch of WWW Travels last year, a new lifestyle vertical that highlights all things travel through a fashion-person lens. She is passionate about shopping vintage, whether it be at a favorite local outpost or an on-the-road discovery, and has amassed a wardrobe full of unique finds. When she's not writing, you can find her shooting street imagery on her film camera, attempting to learn a fourth or fifth language, or planning her next trip across the globe.