Most often jewelry trends are just reinventing the wheel, but this season’s ear cuff trend feels so fresh it’s sure to turn heads. Available in styles ranging from edgy to vintage-glam (Topshop alone has over 30 versions on offer), the ear cuff blends the punky look of an ear with 10 piercings and the ‘dripping with diamonds’ allure of costume jewelry. Check out how some of our favorite style-setters are wearing the trend, then get inspired to try it yourself with our shopping picks.
Rodarte S/S 2013 models donned edgy ear cuffs on the runways, and Rihanna has been spotted rocking a delicate version of the trend more than once. She wore her favorite gold and amethyst Maria Francesca Pepe cuff at the opening of the 40/40 Club in Brooklyn. If you’re not ready to go bold with a piece that covers the whole ear (or don’t have pierced ears), this is the cuff that even your grandmother can get behind.
Naomie Harris turned up the sparkle at the Skyfall premiere in London. Her Jessica McCormack Serif earrings were the perfect attention-grabbing accompaniment to her creative Mario Schwab sheer-and-sequined gown. Lara Bingle may have set off the trend at the BMW Caulfield Cup in Melbourne. Her ultra-glamorous earrings were reminiscent of traditional Thai styles, and the model didn’t need any other jewelry to finish her look.
1. Republic Miso Leaf Ear Cuff – $9.65
2. Miss Selfridge Gold Aztec Ear Cuff – $18
3. Maniamania Gold Telepathic Ear Cuff – $190
4. Repossi White Gold 4-Row Berbere Earring – $4,720
5. Topshop Chain Stone Ear Cuff – $20
6. Topshop Neon Flower Ear Cuff – $20
7. Mimco Savannah Wing Ear – $65
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