How To Find Your Go-To Pair of Earrings

How To Find Your Go-To Pair of Earrings

Earrings can really change your face shape and your outfit! Small details, like a trusted pair of earrings, can change a basic outfit into a chic effortless look. We had such an incredible response to our last blog about finding the best earrings for your face shape and want to continue the conversation. Choosing a pair of earrings as your daily go-tos helps you define your style and makes getting dressed less stressful. The hardest part is figuring out which pair of earrings will fit your lifestyle and overall look. In a few short steps, we’ll help you pick out your best go-to pair! 

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Step One: Pick Your Favourite Style of Earrings

There are so many different types of earrings that can work as your go-to pair. Bust out your jewellery box and see what style of earrings you have the most of and what you wear most often. 

Alternatively, this might be a good time to decide whether or not it’s time to let things go. Pick out a few styles of earrings that you either wear often or fit your lifestyle. Remember, only pay attention to the style rather than just the colour or the metal. You may even find that you don’t even own your perfect pair of go-to earrings just yet!

Circle Earrings

Circle earrings are similar to hoops but often use a fishhook clasp and have the circle facing forward. This style of earring allows an artist to add more detail in the design or even offset the design in the earring.    

Circle Eagle earrings with gold details. Handcrafted by Canadian First Nations artist.

Dangle Earrings 

Dangle earrings can add some movement and will elongate your neck. Dangle earrings come in a variety of shapes and sizes, such as teardrop earrings. If you prefer something without all the length, try drop earrings. 

Sterling silver fleur de lis style dangle earring made by Canadian designer.

Drop Earrings

Drop earrings can also provide you with some movement but they’re not as eye-catching as dangle earrings. However, if you have long hair that often gets caught in dangle earrings, drop earrings are a great alternative. 

Drop earrings with modern cat design. Cat earrings are made with titanium and have silver, blue, and gold details.

Hoop Earrings

Hoop earrings hoop around your ear in one circle, oftentimes connecting but a designer may choose to leave a small space in the hoop to fit a different kind of clasp. Hoops are a simple yet classic option that can be toned up or toned down. With hoops, you’ll want to pay attention to their texture and size to decide if they’re right for you. 

Huggie Earrings

Model had second lobe piercing with diamond wrap huggie earring. Model is also wearing a blue abstract drop earring inspired by water.

Huggie earrings are meant to “hug” your earlobe or cartilage. They are very similar to hoops but some designers may choose to a different design that still hugs your ear. Most of the time, they are designed with a post back clasp. 

Jacket Earrings

Jacket earrings start on a stud then drop into a new section of the earring. Unlike dangle or drop earrings, there is much less movement with jacket earrings. Generally, jacket earrings are also shorter than dangle earrings. 

Stud Earrings

Studs do not leave your earlobe. Although most studs are generally smaller, some studs can be quite large. All studs will either have a post back clasp or will be threaded through your ear.  

Statement Earrings

Statement earring with amethyst, jade, and crystals. Crystal drop earrings with boho design by Canadian designer.

Step Two: Decide Which Clasp Feels The Most Comfortable

For those who can feel very irritated by the feel of clothing and jewellery, the clasp may be your dealbreaker. Decide which type of clasp is most comfortable out of the earrings you just picked out. There are several kinds of clasps on earrings including:

Fish Hook Earrings

Lovebird earrings with fishhook clasp. Two birds stare at each other to form a heart. These drop earrings are held together with a fishhook style clasp.

Fish hook earring latch onto your ear with a small hook from the bas of the earring. Fish hooks are popular on dangle and drop earrings. However, what makes circle earrings different from hoops or huggies is that circle earrings use a fish hook clasp. 

Post Back Earrings

Stud earrings are shown to explain the type of earrings that use post back clasps. These earrings are gold and silver with minimal geometric details.

Post back, butterfly, or stopper back earrings are the most common types of clasps. Majority of the time, they’re found on stud earrings, huggie earrings, and jacket earrings. 

Latch Back Earrings

Dangle earrings with latch back clasps. Earrings are made with geometric shapes of gold and silver then are held together with a latch back clasp.

Latch back earrings use a small lever to clasp around the ear. They are very popular with dangle and drop earring. The clasps allows the earring to remain stationary while the rest of the earring can hang freely. 

Lever Back Earrings

Lever back earrings are often used on hoops or other curved earrings. Hinges are used to snap the earrings into place.

Threaded and Threadless Earrings

When piercing your ears professionally, the piercer should use either threaded or threadless earrings. This means that the earring is screwed into place or using a pin to put the earring in place. 

Step Three: Consider The Best Earrings For Your Face Shape

Different types of earrings will look amazing on certain face shapes and haircuts. For example, if you have a heart-shaped face with shorter hair, teardrop earrings will make your face appear more symmetrical. However, dangle earrings will elongate your neck and make your face appear smaller. 

Depending on how you want to look every day, consider how your face shape and current hair cut play a role in choosing your go-to earrings.

Also Read: How To Find The Best Earrings For Your Face Shape

Step Four: Be Mindful of Your Materials

Now, we’re not ones to discriminate against certain materials. However, it’s important that you pick out a metal that you wear most often, won’t cause a negative reaction, and will match most of your closet. 

If your clothing tends to be on the warmer side of the colour spectrum, opt for gold metals. If your clothing strays to more cool tones, stick with silver. 

When shopping for that go-to pair of earrings, you’ll need to consider what they’re made of. Some people have bad reactions to both filled and plated gold. Others react poorly to certain types of silvers. In some cases, you can get away with gold vermeil jewellery since it’s plated on sterling silver. Generally, most people won’t react to sterling silver. 

Also Read: The Difference Between Gold-Filled Vs. Gold-Plated Jewellery

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