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Different personal styles need different ear jewelry

The first post of this mini-series on ear jewelry shed some light on the history of wearing it. Today’s post brings us into the nowaday and what makes us look our best.
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We all agree that accessories can make or break an outfit. You want the right accessories for great style that is in sync with your personality. This post explains which type of ear decoration works best with which primary personal style type. But before I start , let me explain one important thing first, namely …

Why you may have earrings from different styles

You rarely find a woman who is a 100% Bohemian or 100% American Classic., etc. Most women have a primary and secondary style preference, sometimes even a tertieary. It’s all personal!

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Often fashion trends like I showed in my post on the history of earrings in fashion, income and changing lifestyle are part of the reason.

Furthermore, midlife women have collected pieces over time. Your preference may  have changed as your lifestyle changes and you did not toss pieces you don’t wear any longer for various reasons. Memories, value, gifts from someone special, family heirlooms, you name it.

over 50 years old fashion blogger in posh casual look with denim jacket, skirt, boots

stylist in street chic with trendy snake print, denim, suede with gemstone hangers
Outfit details: J. Crew snake print skirt, Vince Camuto boots, Hermes collier de chien bangle, August silk top, Judith Leiber belt, DIY gemstone ear jewelry (all own) and tights c/o Hipstik Legwear

Should you not wear them anymore, because your style changed?

It depends, when you still like them and they don’t make you look old-fashioned (read if they are not trendy pieces from yesterdecades) by all means wear them! But when you are investing in new pieces or updating your jewelry, know when to splurge or bargain and buy pieces that enhance who you have become.

How to find out your primary style personality

In case, you don’t know your primary style personality, you can determine it here  with my free online style finder. Now that you know your primary personal style, let’s see what’s in store for you stylewise.

Best earrings for the Romantic gal

You enjoys pretty feminine clothes. Curves and whimpsical details, lace, not too large floral pattern make your heart beep faster. Choose decorative items with curvy and rounded details inspired by lace, chandeliers, flowers or tassels like those in the example photos below. Pieces with enamel are great when they up floral or animal details. Given the wide range of materials from which to create such romantic inspired pieces, flea markets, vintage estate stores and even cheap online custom jewelry are in your arsenal to give your LOTD the finishing touch. Best when the (trendy) custom jewelry is $3 or less, which applies to the Shein pieces in this post.

Shein petal drop earring Shein petal drop earring custom jewelry
Shein Marble Detail Tassel Earrings Shein marble detail tassel earrings
Shein hollow out waterdrop earrings Shein hollow out waterdrop earrings (I would call them lace inspired)
Leafy Soul enamel lotus flower Sterling silver earring Leafy Souls enamel lotus flower Sterling silver earring $35.97 $157.00

Best ear-jewelry for the Dramatic/Glamorous woman

Bold, edgy, black, big and glamorous are your things. “Look at me!” is your motto.  Go for straight geometric pieces like triangle, square, rectangular, and star shapes to add drama to your look. Bold circonia or Swarovski crystal embelished statement pieces are for you when you are more along the glamor side. Sure the really huge pieces, like those shown below, are for going out and parties. At work, try smaller version of the same.

Shein Two Tone Geometric Drop Earrings Shein Two tone geometric drop earrings
glamorous circonia pave earring Leafy Souls feather fashion popular luxury irregular geometry with full Cubic-Zirconia-pave earring $179.00 $40.97

Great earrings for urban/city style

Each city has its own heartbeat. Just think about how people dress in New York vs. Los Angeles vs. London or Tokyo, Signapore vs. Paris, or any of your favorite towns. However, the globalization of fashion has even picked up on this spirit of the city inhabitants. In a crowd of a big city or mega city, everything nature is rare, and hence, adored, admired, loved where ever it shows, strives and survives. There isn’t much nature left in a city, right? Individuality seems to be lost. Fashion serves to tell who you are more than everything.

City style and street chic is all about creativity sticking out in the crowd of millions of look-alikes. Nature and art inspired pieces are along your lines. Artsy style is a variation of the urban style.

Both work well with pieces that dangle. Look for artisan made contemporary pieces. Artfully simple lines are a Do. Try a bold color, if you dare. It’s all about creativity.

artsy Hedwenn winding cubic zirconia earrings Leafy Souls Hedwenn winding cubic zirconia and copper earrings perfect for a night on the town $44.97 $196.00
Sterling silver feather drop earrings Leafy Souls Sterling silver feather drop earrings $31.97 $139.00

Like these earrings? If so, please feel free to pin them to your own Pinterest board.

Bohemian Style

Bohemian Style is inspired by ethinc pieces from all over the World. American Native drop earring pieces, Evil Eyes, Beduin or Indian pieces as well as bold wood earrings. They all work well with Boho dressing. You find your pieces when browsing bazars when on travel, on flea markets or in antique stores. As a real Bohemian, cheap and false is ok. For the luxury Bohemian, an original is a Must. If your version of Boho trends towards Gothic, skulls, mid evil inspired pieces are great.

Boho Turkish earrings Leafy Souls luxury lucky sweet dangling evil eye earring in gold-silver colors $135.00 $30.97
American Native inspired Shein Bohemian drop earrings American Native inspired custom jewelry from Shein with turquoise decor and metal drop

Classic style

American Classic and Euro Chic are all about no fuss, simple, posh practical and timeless. Small hoops or gold knots, button-like studs in gold and silver look perfect with your clothes. Pearl or diamond studs are also great accessories for you. These earrings go with everything. That’s why they are also great for other styles. The Euro Chic lady may like to wear the bolder/larger variation of these pieces. Why? It’s all Coco Chanel‘s fault. She made elegant, bold classic costume jewelry a Do.

StyleWe Green Vintage Holiday Earrings StyleWe green vintage jewelry Euro Chic style
Wendy Mignot pearl studs for American Classic Classic pearl studs c/o Wendy Mignot

Casual style

There are several variations to casual style. There is California Casual, business casual, outdoor casual, … . All these variations have in common that they are about comfort, being able to move, may be a bit informal. If that sounds like you, your jewelry must work in the wild of the outdoors as well as on the job. No fuzz! No embellishment or many/small details! Think plain silver or any other metal, silver wire with a gemstone for going posh casual. Wood or leather earrings when you are all about sustainability. Sure they may be painted.

For business casual style, pearl or diamond studs as well as knot style studs are best. When you answer the phone at the office, it shouldn’t sound like you are danging with your keys against your phone each time when you move your head, right?

For the other variations of the casual personality, drop sterling silver style, small hoops, studs are practical and chic. These pieces work as well with a T-shirt as a Buffalo plaid jacket. For going out a one inch long drop style with a gemstone is perfect to look posh casual.

jewelry over 40 lapis semi-precious gemstone earrings Victoria crisscrossing silver plated curb chains with faceted blue lapis gemstone earrings c/o Soft Surroundings
wooden jewelry Wood earrings with ocean scene, pineapple motif, and tattooed skull c/o Green Tree Jewelry

Wear the right accessories no matter what the dressing situation. Just look it up in How to Dress for Success in Midlife. Buy my book now.

stylish woman with long silver with gemstones ear jewelry

fashion blogger with long colorful bead ear pieces
Outfit details of this posh casual look: Hermes collier de chien bangle, Festina watch, August silk top, Judith Leiber belt, J. Crew snake print skirt and DIY gemstone earrings (all own)

When you like this outfit, please pin the photos to your pinterest board so your friends can see them too.

What’s your favorite of the examples shown above? Don’t you think that jewelry makes a great gift for the holidays?

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2 thoughts on “See which earrings enhance your look from great to the best

  1. I wear so many different styles of earrings, but I do make sure the style matches the outfit I am wearing. You know, I am a style chameleon, so I have all sorts of earrings in my collection. Great post! Thanks for linking up, Nicole.

    Shelbee

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