Unlock how to look best with which earrings when, where

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Wear earrings that suit the life you live today

In the previous posts of this series, we talked about how to pick the best earrings for your face shape and personal style. Let’s go to the next level. When accessorizing with earrings there is more to consider than just those aspect. When choosing the right pair as finishing touch for your outfit, you have also consider the occassion. Where will you don them?

Earrings at work or the office

When answering a phone is making up a large part of your job, studs are best. Stay away from earrings that cause noise when you are on the phone. It’s distracting for the person on the other side of the line … and unprofessional. Chandeliers and anything dangly are such offenders. 🙁

Otherwise apply the old rule, …

The more conservative or traditional the office, the more conservative the earring. #dress4success Click To Tweet

Diamonds are not just for the opera. Diamond, pearl, gold and white gold studs in classic styles are associacted with power and authority. Imagine a SEO, banker, lawyer, financial advisor or executive officer with dangly, hoop or large earrings. It seems just wrong, right? These type of earrings have an off duty vibe, i.e. look unprofessional for a 9-to-5 employee unless you are in a creative field (e.g. sales person in a fashion store, artist, blogger).

Half sphere sterling silver studs made by me Half sphere sterling silver studs made by me
Sterling silver studs with feldspart made by me Sterling silver studs with feldspart made by me

Tip: Substitute white gold with Sterling silver to save. Just make sure that you keep them polished. Air with high amount of sulfur-components blackens them, like do hot most springs.

Off duty

Show your personal style with earrings for your best look. Go wild! Wear what you want! Forget about what people expect from you. Have fun!
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Consider the season of the year

Why? Chandeliers and/or dangly earrings can get caught by your knit scarf or turtleneck. Ouch! Not fun! Not to mention that they may harm your clothes. In cold weather, like winter in Alaska, long earrings may hit your skin. Since they are at the same temperature than the ambient air that may hurt. Metal pieces can even freeze to your skin at 40 below and colder when your skin is moist. That’s why I wear the leaf ear jewelry below only in summer. In winter, hanging one of them in a beaded necklace makes a great pendant. 😉

Sterling silver leaf with diamantee
Sterling silver leaf with diamantee (own)

Beach earrings

Straw, fringes, wood beads, wooden earrings look great with a sundress, beach cover-up. When your hair is long, you may easily loose pieces that have just a hook and no real closure. You take your hair back to make a pony tail, and there they go! Once fallen into the sand, it’s plain luck to find them. Like searching for the needle in the haystack. Therefore, go either with cheap versions like the examples below or add a plastic stopper in the back. Stay away from plastic crabs, hummers, ankers, sailing boots, etc. They are kitschy and for teenagers or kids.

alloyfringeearjewelryJust Fashion Now alloy earrings with fringes $3.80. Available in 11 colors. Buy three get 4th 60% off
halocoppermulticolorJust Fashion Now color inkjet hollow copper leaf drop earrings $3.37. Buy three get 4th 60% off

Holidays

Really? Give those snowmen, pumpkins, Santas, candy canes, gift boxes, Christmas bulbs, straw stars, and Easter bunny earrings to your grandkids, if you have any, to charity otherwise. Keep the Russian Egg, if you have one! Look your best with jewelry that matches your face, outfit and style. If you have to dress for a family reunion for the holidays wearing some family heirlooms is a great idea. Doing so provides a great opportunity to talk about the earrings’ fashion history in your family, if you know the background story.

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