Spring 2016 saw a shift to “more is more” maximalism that extended all the way from head to toe. Earrings were just one more way to experiment with glitzy embellishment, and everything from disco-ball paillettes to shoulder-grazing drop earrings to mismatched geometric styles sashayed down the runway. If you’re looking to add more fun to your spring wardrobe, here’s an easy way to start.
In the spirit of the season, you can pile on bright clothes with even louder earrings — though most of us will probably tone them down with a more conservative palette, like spring whites and pastels. Whatever your preference, we’ve rounded up some of the best statement earrings you can buy, for every budget. Scroll down to see 10 different ways to play with proportion and vibrant color.
For an even more daring way to wear earrings, opt for one instead of two. This affordable version from & Other Stories dangles from your ear into a larger-than-life tendril.
Curled single earring, $29 at & Other Stories.
Highlight these cobalt ’80s-style hoops with another trend of the season: blue eye shadow.
Metal resin statement hoops, $55 at Whistles.
Colorful floral earrings resemble literal ear candy and will brighten up any look.
Floral and crystal earrings, $78 at J.Crew.
Try on a pair of Jane Jetson–worthy accessories in ice-cream hues to top off your favorite sundress.
Acrylic drop earrings, $115 at Rachel Comey.
On your next night out, swap out your daily hoops for an ultra-modern angular pair of studs.
Sterling-silver cut-out half-heart earrings, $130 at Faris.
Consider these feathery pompom earrings the ultimate wearable party favors.
Marabou pompom earrings, $250 at Opening Ceremony.
Though they have a minimal design, these asymmetrical Tibi studs hang like daggers from your earlobes for an eye-catching icicle effect.
Paige Novick for Tibi Shiny Gold Swizzle Stick Earrings, $290 at Tibi.
Nothing could be more worthy of spring than earrings that resemble actual fruit.
Dolce & Gabbana orange drop earrings, $416 at Matches Fashion.
If you have the budget to make a splurge purchase, an elegant chandelier option is one that will last you through many parties to come.
Oscar de la Renta embellished tassel drop earrings, $690 at Matches Fashion.
These sculptural mint-green earrings are like wearable art — and will make for instant Instagram bait.
Roxanne Assoulin for Rosie Assoulin sculptural brass earrings, $695 atModa Operandi.