One of our favorite trends of late has got to be the maxed-out-bling earring. Typically dangling, dripping with crystals and featuring some color, these little sparkly workhorses are just the ticket to fancying up a casual look—or going wonderfully over-the-top on something more dressed up. And it turns out that this trend is a little more accessible than it seems. By no means do you have to drop hundreds on the perfect pair (though of course you can if you want to). High street shops are just as adept at making iced-out earrings as anyone else. Click through for 10 great picks.
Alison Baitz is a freelance fashion and culture writer. When she's not busy chatting about online shopping or rooting out cool new designers, she's interviewing up-and-coming musicians or sampling food for articles and calling it research. She's proud to be a part of the DC-based food zine The Runcible Spoon. Yes, she is on Twitter: @itsmealison.