OK so ear cuffs may not be that new per se, but you have to give some credit to today’s designers for making this rather grunge accessory so posh. Have you seen Chanel’s ear cuffs? Talk about expensive luxurious diamonds that adorn ears of all ages. Actually I could see Anna Wintour donning those. Or maybe not. What I love about the times we live in (fashion wise) is the freedom and courage we have to literally take anything off the catwalks and rock it in everyday life. So when Rodarte, Marchesa or Chanel embellished their models’ ears last season (S/S 2013 collections) as much as I liked the trend I never thought I’d see for instance celebs wearing them on the red carpet. And I mean other celebs than Rihanna, who by the way is wearing the simple ear cuff version. Hm… go figure. But, here they are at events in their fabulous red carpet dresses and luxurious grunge ear blings. And if most of them are doing the Chanel version of the ear cuff… for the rest of us the options are pocket friendly and quite fabulous looking. (ASOS, Topshop, Urban Outfitters etc.)
Before you dismiss this new trend on age & piercing grounds let me clear up some things for you. You do not have to succumb to drilling holes in your ears as the ear cuffs are put on by wrapping them around your ear cartilage. And if you think they’re only appropriate for your younger sister, teenagers or 20 year olds… ha, think again! Forget all you know about the ear cuffs, and those ’90′s designs that made us all look like rebel groupies, because today the ear cuffs come in millions of styles and designs for literally all ages, styles and tastes. So you can opt for simple clean designs and cuts in gold or silver that look like subtle & chic ear embellishments, or go for a more fun style with chains & pendants that has one end cuffed to your ear and the other tied in your hair. For a super rich dramatic look opt for heavy embellished ear cuffs, that look like diamonds adorning your ears. They look fantastic with your hair pulled back, and can be the center piece accessory for a night out or an evening event. For a more subtle effect you can wear them with your hair down as it will sparkle from under your waves and create that super seductive feminine glamorous look. I love how ear cuffs look with a professional & feminine outfit, that you’d probably wear to work every day. It’s that small detail that gives a bit of edge and glam without revealing too much. I don’t believe in ‘‘don’ts” and fashion restrictions and I think if you love it and it looks good it probably does and will complete & put a twist on your style. Are ear cuffs the must-have bling this season and the latest jewelry trend? Or are they too over-the-top & fashion forward? Do ear cuffs scream fashion victim or are they just the ‘It Accessory’ we were waiting for?