Every millennial worth her matcha knows that the curated ear is the big thing in jewellery right now. Even Kate Moss recently pronounced, “Matching earrings are uncool.” And as the summer 2017 runways of Marni, Simone Rocha and J.W. Anderson proved, mismatching your earrings takes serious game. Everyone from Alessandro Michele at Gucci and Dior’s Maria Grazia Chiuri is in sync with this ’80s, Madonna-led trend, accessorising their collections with offbeat ear candy.
There were multiple studs paired with danglers and the uninhibited clashing of materials you’d never have thought could go together. Take your cue from Marni, where geometric shapes, gemstone studs and dangling jewels in white, red and emerald green contrasted perfectly against an almost-architectural collection bound by milky hues. Or from Chanel, where playful danglers partnered with barely-there studs.
While the trend doesn’t have a clear origin story, one can’t help but relate it to fashion’s enduring love affair with the rebellious Eighties. Our advice? Trade in your delicate baubles, the heavy-duty choker, and let your earrings do all the raging.
How to wear mismatched earrings