20 brilliant statement earrings that will solve any bad hair day

From Y Project's seriously oversized pearl circular earrings, to Dolce and Gabbana's diamond-encrusted fruit pair, these are the best statement earrings to snap up now.

Words by Lisa Walden

Brighter, longer, bolder and bigger: for SS18, dramatic shoulder-sweeping statement earrings make for seriously smart buys. Take note from Dolce and Gabbana’s SS18 show. There were cherry-red bauble statement earrings, large jewel encrusted stone drops, and a seriously pretty pair of carrot earrings that came with a matching necklace. Over at Rejina Pyo, earrings were inspired by the works of sculptor Alexander Calder, while at Ellery, proportions were played with and new styles were embraced. They’re so good you’ll want them all.

Nothing will quite make a statement like Y Project’s circular pearl pair — the Parisian brand known for their architectural lines and minimalist vibes. One of the best jewellery moments from SS18, earrings don’t get much bigger or better than this. Wear with your hair scraped back and a cashmere polo-neck jumper for ultimate impact.

Over at Thomas Sabo, their yellow gold moon-shaped earrings are overwhelmingly pretty. Who hasn’t dreamt of owning earrings just like these? Elsewhere, Zara have a brilliant selection with pompoms and tassels in every colour-way, style and shape. Be quick, they’re set to sell out fast.

Y Project SS18

Looking to up your accessory game? There’s no better time to begin looking for the best ear dazzlers. The earring has steadily risen to power, quickly becoming this season’s stellar buy. For last-minute buzz buys don’t miss out on Mango’s fuss-free drop earrings for ultimate impact. Or try their red and black classic hoops as an everyday alternative. Wear yours as a pair or try it on its own (quick tip: try a plain gold stud in one ear and a long statement one in other).

This season’s line-up is wonderfully diverse with something here for everyone, we promise. Shop our brilliant buys below. These are the statement earrings to buy now.


Moon face striped earrings, £365, J.W Anderson at Matchesfashion.com
These Italian-crafted abstract earrings with asymmetrical cut-out motifs will add a modern take on a laid-back outfit. One of the fashion team’s current favourites.


Red sculptural earrings, £445, WWAKE at net-a-porter.com 
If this pair isn’t the dream then we don’t know what is. Made from thin sheets of sterling steel, these handmade folded earrings are this season’s hottest buzz buy.

Diamond and aquamarine drop earrings, £2500, Mappinandwebb.com
Add these stunning diamond drop earrings from Mappin and Webb to your wish list now.


Red and black hoop earrings, £12,99, mango.co.uk
There’s something seriously smart about statement letterbox-red earrings. Wear this hoop pair from Mango with a cashmere roll-neck jumper and a beige trench coat.


Mobile earrings, £1,080, kalmar.com
Buy Kalmar’s ornate mobile earrings now to avoid disappointment.

Long silver earrings, £99, swarovski.com
This pair also come in a charming rose gold if you just can’t decide.


Portrait earrings, £250, Mulberry at Selfridges.com
These earrings are just as pretty to look at as they are to wear. Get your hands on Mulberry’s stellar pair or add to your Valentine’s wish-list.


Gold half disc long earrings, £5,99, newlook.co.uk
Over at New Look, their new line of statement and seriously smart earrings make for stellar buys. Snap up this half disc gold pair before they sell out.


Drop earrings, £8.99, hm.com
Snap these little face earrings up fast — they’re set to be a sell-out.


Watercolour earrings, £180, beccajewellery.co.uk
Becca is a lovely little low-key jewellery brand based in Kent that serve up nothing but brilliant quality and handmade designs. Cling onto summer with this pair that echo the far-flung archipelagos of Mozambique. Browse her website for more dreamy must-haves.


Tassel and pearl earring, £12.99, zara.com
Planning your summer party looks early? Get ready with this burgundy, pearl and multi-gem pair from Zara. Sure to charm at every lunch, dinner and event.


Feather-embellished earrings, £498, Oscar de la Renta at matches.com
Get your hands on these standout pink feather earrings and you’ll never want to take them off (why not buy them in electric blue too).

Matte shape drop earrings, £12.50, topshop.com
Wear this artsy, matte pair of drop earrings with a crisp white shirt and bold cherry-red lip.

Yellow gold moon hoops, £179, thomassabo.com
Thomas Sabo’s brilliant standout collection of earrings come in every colourway, shape and size you could dream of. This yellow gold moon-shaped pair are our current obsession.

Pearl and gold earrings, £175, astleyclark.com
Inspired by the works of artists Alexander Calder and Peggy Guggenheim, these turquoise earrings are a seriously smart buy. Wear with a statement red lip and slick, low ponytail.





Gold drop earrings, £9.99, mango.com
Add these gold showstopper pendant earrings to your wardrobe and you will be sure to turn heads wherever you go. We promise.




Metal drop earrings, £9.50, asos.com
The bigger the earrings the better. This shoulder-sweeping pair from Asos (which are currently on sale — get them fast!) are the bold accessory to buy now.

Gold and silver hoops, £90, pandora.net
These pretty rose gold hoops with cut-out hearts and clear stones are the perfect gift for Valentine’s Day. Buy now to avoid disappointment.


Heart-shaped earrings, £195, Simone Rocha at Net-A-Porter.com
From a cluster of beaded embellishments to classic gold hoops and super smart pearls, Simone Rocha knows exactly how to make a stand-out earring. Over at her SS18 show, clothes were embroidered with frills and puffs and cotton shapes. But it was perhaps the earrings that stood out most: some were long, others were miss-match and bright in colour. Look no further for your earring inspiration.


Checked earrings, £9.99, zara.com
Snap up these checked earrings from Zara and wear with a cosy winter knit.



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