Go big or go home as they say.
Hoops are forever making a comeback. We see countless articles year in and year out and they’ve been aptly circling their way through the glossy pages every season. But did they ever really go away?
The answer is absolutely not.
We’re still loving them as much as we did decades ago but 2018 has been the year of the earrings. Big, small, decadent and arty, we’ve seen them all. I’m a huge fan of the recent resin styles in pastel shades. Paired with a monochrome outfit, they’re the ultimate pop of colour. Nonetheless, it’s circular ones we’ll always be partial to.
Hooped earrings are our saving grace, the style we remain loyal to, and like what often happens with trends, we return to.
However, there’s been a slight shift in size. No longer are we craving small and dainty; it’s bigger the better we’re lusting after. Big but not huge is the way forward; it’s effortless impact in its greatest form.
The thicker hoops have pushed their way to the frontline. A great choice for simpler outfits, they’re powerful, strong and add a whole new dimension to our look. Wear these with hair up for maximum effect. We’d suggest toning down on other jewellery when wearing this style and let the hoops do the talking. Less is more right?
A thinner set speaks elegance. Their subtlety makes them a glorious choice for every ensemble. Wear these with hair loose and let their delicacy be the perfect addition to your day-time or evening outfits. Be more liberal with your jewellery as layering these with finer necklaces and bracelets looks incredible.
Another latest trend in hoops is those with added interest. Whether this is an added diamond or a different shape – think squares and ovals. Or in a colour that strays from our traditional gold and silver. It’s great to wander from the classics, and there’s plenty of options out there. We love this pair with the tortoise-shell addition. And the little gold disc on this set is the cherry on top.
Big hoops shouldn’t be tied down to trends, they’re timeless. It’s incredibly exciting to see the ways they have been re-imagined over the years and remarkable how key pieces we’ve always loved have evolved and become a staple for all ages.
They’re a constant go-to in my jewellery box and I’ll be making space for them without exception.
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images, unconditional magazine, dan beleiu, topshop