How to Wear Statement Earrings

March 20, 2019

I have a new look to share with you today. I love this fun red top paired with these adorable $12.99 earrings, so I thought today’s look would be the perfect chance to talk about how to wear statement earrings. Apparently some of you have noticed that they are without a doubt my favorite type of jewelry to wear because I have gotten a few questions about how to style them. 🙂 What can I say, my addition is real! In my opinion statement earrings are the easiest type of jewelry to wear. They are definitely my go-to at least! We often over think how to style them. Read on for a few easy tips and in no time you’ll be a styling pro too!

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1. Pick Up a Color From Your Pattern

When you have on a patterned piece like a maxi dress or top, a great way to wear a statement earring is to pick up a color from that pattern and match it. For example, my dress below has a lot of colors (see full post here). I have a gorgeous pair of turquoise earrings that beautifully matched the blues/greens in the floral pattern, so I chose to wear them. They complimented the dress so well without contrasting. 

  • Do pick a color from your pattern when you want to add something to your look. This is the perfect way to enhance your outfit!

2. Go Matchy-Matchy

When you have a patterned look, another fun option it to go matchy-matchy. You can never go wrong with this one. In my example below, I am wearing a pink and white striped shirt, so I chose to pick my equally bright pink earrings. The overall look is fun and fresh. See full post here. Similarly, my red plaid shirt is complimented well by my red tassel earrings (on sale for under $10!!)

  • Do go matchy-matchy when you have a print with mostly one color (like my stripes or plaid below) and add a similar colored earring. It will be a fun pairing! 

3. Pick a Bold Contrast

When you are wearing a solid color shirt, it’s really fun to pick a bold contrast as a statement earring. This is probably the easiest way to style a statement earring, so if you are new or unsure, start here! See full post of the chambray shirt here from my example below. I don’t have a great earring example here, but this is a great way to pick even a fun shaped earring like a heart. Statement shaped earrings are all over right now and can be such a fun addition to a more plain look. 

  • Do pick a bold contrast when your outfit is otherwise plain and needs something to spice it up. Do pick a bold contrast when you just want to make a statement. That’s the fun of it!

My red top and white jeans are a new outfit on the blog, so I wanted to be sure and share links to everything. You can shop it all by clicking the items below. 

4. Go Neutral 

I think it often gets overlooked, but a statement earring can still be neutral. In fact, my most worn statement earrings are neutral. I have a gold, silver, and white pair that I wear a ton! I still consider them “statement” earrings because they are larger and my more focal piece of jewelry. When in doubt, pick one of these.

  • Do opt for a neutral statement earring when your outfit is kind of “busy” (think bold prints), you don’t have the right match according to an option above, or you just prefer to wear a neutral and keep things a bit more toned down. This is where your preferences comes into play.  

Where to Buy Statement Earrings

Without a doubt, most of my earring collection is from two places, Kendra Scott and BaubleBar/BaubleBar for Target line called SugarFix (all $12.99). I was actually just browsing Shopbop and noticed they have an amazing selection of statement earrings. One of the things I like about them is that they have lines I love (like BaubleBar), and I also discover new ones I wouldn’t have otherwise found. I partially liked the line Deepa Gurnani. Have you ever heard of it? Some really fun pieces! 

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  • Reply Charlotte Fleet December 14, 2020 at 1:37 pm

    I appreciate how you said that a good way to style earrings is to match the color of the earring to the outfit you are wearing. I want to get my sister some earrings for her birthday next week. I will be sure to find a pair of earrings that match some of her favorite outfits I have seen her wear.

  • Reply Afolasade November 28, 2019 at 12:02 am

    Awesome post.

  • Reply Sarah Packer August 19, 2019 at 8:09 am

    My sister’s birthday is coming up and she wears a lot of jewelry, so I wanted tips on adding to her collection. I didn’t know when you’re wearing statement earrings, you should match them to a pattern in your outfit. I’ll have to keep that in mind to find some earrings that can be worn formally and casually, thanks to this post!

  • Reply Jessica March 25, 2019 at 9:52 pm

    Really fab earrings! You have the cutest oufits too dear, especially the sleeved floral dress.

    Jessica |

  • Reply Nailil March 25, 2019 at 1:45 pm

    I love statement earrings and you have quite the collection!

    Xx, Nailil

  • Reply Merritt Beck March 22, 2019 at 3:52 pm

    Love how fun statement earrings can make an outfit! These are some great picks!
    xx, Merritt
    The Style Scribe

  • Reply Dessy March 22, 2019 at 3:26 pm

    All of those earrings are simply fabulous. You outfits are as well. Great picks! | Fashion Blog | by Desi Markova

  • Reply Amber March 21, 2019 at 9:48 pm

    You have a such a great collection of earrings, Amy Ann! Loving all of these looks.

    I hope you are having a great week so far!


  • Reply Shea March 21, 2019 at 8:14 pm

    I’m such a fan of statement earrings and I agree that they can add so much to a look. I love all the ways you’ve styled yours here! The red + turquoise color pairing is so fun!

  • Reply Gabi March 21, 2019 at 3:21 pm

    Super chic outfit ideas, darling! I love the bright colors!
    xGabi |

  • Reply Joling March 21, 2019 at 11:15 am

    Thanks for the tips!
    Love all of the statement earrings you picked!

    xo, Joling

  • Reply Ashley March 21, 2019 at 10:04 am

    I love that super bold statement earrings are making a comeback! Such a fun trend.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Reply Elise March 21, 2019 at 8:37 am

    I love all of these looks and earrings, especially the red and aqua comb! Gorgeous!!

    xx, Elise

  • Reply lexie March 21, 2019 at 8:15 am

    Great tips!! I love the outfit with the red top! Perfect for spring xo

  • Reply Maria | passion fruit, paws and peonies March 21, 2019 at 3:18 am

    You have worn your statement earring to perfection Amy! Thanks for the inspiration xx Maria

  • Reply Rachael Thomas March 20, 2019 at 9:51 pm

    You have the best collection of statement earrings! Such great tips, and I love the red and turquoise together!

  • Reply Lorna March 20, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    I think you have nailed this trend! I love statement earrings but always find them too heavy on my ears!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

  • Reply Ruth March 20, 2019 at 4:15 pm

    You have such cute earrings! I love a good fun pair of bold earrings and your tips are right on point!

  • Reply Whitney ‘Nic’ James March 20, 2019 at 4:09 pm

    Great tips, and I love your earrings choices. Statement earrings are a must for me.

    Whitney |

  • Reply Maureen March 20, 2019 at 3:55 pm

    These are great tips Amy! You have so many cute statement earrings and you wear them all well. I love Baublebar pieces – they are always stunning.

    Maureen |

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