I had recently begun to notice bold, statement earrings being sold separately, sometimes with a stud for the other ear, and sometimes nothing at all, and have been really into this avant garde, almost forgetful way of styling the lobes. The ear cuff had a big moment recently, and now it looks like it is making way for the oversize, overtly dramatic one-lobe earring that can hold its own all by itself. An entire spread in Vogue‘s July 2014 issue seemed to be dedicated to the look (pictured above), which I feel is easily adoptable by all; you just have to be prepared to field concerned questions from on-lookers who may be trying to inform you that an earring has gone missing.
The key to this look is length followed by volume, so don’t be afraid to let your earrings hover at shoulder height, in the 3+ inch range. Wearing an earring this long and large will do your earring hole justice by completely eclipsing it and distributing the pressure by using a clip-on back instead, which may also open the vault to some wonderful vintage options.
See below for some of my top picks!