New Year’s Eve is arguably one of the most exciting holidays to dress for all year, especially if your style skews maximalist. The first outfits that come to mind when we talk about the holiday all involve a festive element of shimmer, glitter, velvet, or something of the like. The easiest way to get in on the holiday’s glam is via a pair of statement earrings. No matter if your plans involve a fancy night on the town or a cozy one in, it’s really the one accessory that will take your look to the next level, more so than your bag, dress, or shoes. What’s more, finding a knockout pair of statement earrings to wear on NYE will earn you loads of compliments and inevitably make a cameo in all your Instagram photos from the evening.
Now that we have that sorted, let’s talk statement earring trends. Ever since the ’80s started to make a strong return to fashion, we’ve seen statement earrings dominate. The style that’s most popular right now is chandelier earrings with dangling crystals, à la Area and Christopher Kane. Then there are the quirky, kitschy heart-shaped drop earrings and the playful glass jewelry that have been bubbling up just recently. Of course, if you want to really show up on New Year’s Eve, may I suggest the Alessandra Rich earrings that involve all three trends?
These trends, along with a few others, are our edit of the best statement earrings to wear on New Year’s Eve. Keep reading to discover the earring trends and shop a pair (or two, or three) for yourself.