15 brilliant statement earrings that will solve any bad hair day

From seriously smart earrings at Simone Rocha's show to fuss-free gold hoops, these are the best pairs to snap up now.

Words by Lisa Walden

Brighter, longer, bolder and bigger: for AW17, dramatic drop shoulder-sweeping earrings make for seriously smart buys. From Celine to Zara, Mulberry, Mango, and Asos, these are our must-have picks to snap up now. They’re so good you’ll want them all.

Over at H&M, their brilliant gold earrings are shaped into superb smiling faces. And at only £8.99, what’s not to love? Elsewhere, Zara have a brilliant selection with pompoms and tassels in every colour-way, style and shape. Don’t miss out on the bottle-green tassel drop pair at Topshop, either (which also comes in letterbox-red and jet black if you can’t quite choose). Be quick, they’re set to sell out fast.

Looking to up your accessory game? There’s no better time to begin looking for the best ear dazzlers (something to wear over the festive period, too). The earring has steadily risen to power, quickly becoming this season’s stellar buy. Take note from Dolce and Gabbana’s SS18 show. There were cherry-red bauble earrings, large jewel encrusted stone drops, and a overwhelmingly 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.

For last-minute buzz buys don’t miss out on Mango’s fuss-free drop earrings for ultimate impact. Or try their pretty purple and teal tassel ones 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.



Pearl and gold earrings, £520, celine.com

Ah, Celine! If this pair isn’t the dream then we don’t know what is. Approved by our fashion director Jayne Pickering, they are this season’s hottest buzz buy.



Mango, £12,99, mango.co.uk

There’s something seriously smart about a statement tassel pair. Wear this 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.

Gold twist earrings, £15, cos.co.uk

Try this small and delicate curved pair for elevated everyday brilliance. They also come with a matching necklace that’s too good not to buy.

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 Christmas wish-list.


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 Christmas party looks early? Get festive 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).

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.


Green bead and tassel earrings, £14, topshop.com

It’s hard to say no to this bottle-green pair (which also comes in red) with their bargain price-tag and festive feel.




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.

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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