The Best Statement Earrings to Wear on New Year's Eve

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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.

DRIP-DRIP

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TASTE THE RAINBOW

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I HEART YOU

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THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS

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Speaking of New Year's looks, these are the best tops to wear until midnight.

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.