The Big Earring Is Back and This Is How You Style It

Let no lobe go unadorned.

Door-knockers and shoulder-dusters and every compound noun in between swayed down the spring runways, which is great for us because jewels around your face = spotlight and dangly things by your neck = elongate. Click through for loads of ways to wear the statement earring, because hallelujah, there *is* more than one.

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Wear one

An inconspicuous little ear jacket is nice and all, but a single science-lab microscope slide like they showed at Loewe is so much more impactful. Plus you get a built-in backup if you're that person who can never find an earring back.

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Alexander McQueen

Warning: This is as much a Lineisy Montero appreciation post as a story about oversize earrings. (She's the model right here.)

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Chanel

"Check out my Tahitian pearls, bruh."

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Wear a lot of color, add more with your earrings

Shhh. Look away from the Prada's gold lip for a sec, would you? The lesson here is COLOR, which is a bit easier to accomplish with accessories than it is with bits of traffic fencing and racing-stripe trim on your jacket.

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Proenza Schouler

Parrot-y.

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Rosie Assoulin

Like mini Calder mobiles for your ears.

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Loewe

And for extra extra color, buy a pair of big earrings. Have your friend buy a different but coordinating pair of BEs. Swap. Repeat.

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Miscellaneous beauty/fashion ideas

The aesthetic now is all sneakers and white T-shirts and camel coats, which makes maximalist stuff like this all the more interesting. "Eff the rules," Spring 2016 said. "Be quirky. Wear however much shiny stuff you want." Done.

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Dior

Living for 1) the sticky-outty earring and 2) the ribbon wound first around the neck then the low pony. Chiiiic.

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Oscar de la Renta

Not *so* out-there, but when you remember that some critics would say the earring competes with the high neckline, this is actually kind of a BFD.

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Gucci

Top three favorite looks from this season, and it's all because of the glitter glasses with the loopy earrings. And the green brocade. And the ladybug.

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Céline

Not all of us can have Lineisy Montero's bone structure or hair but we sure as hell can get in on the hoops/red lipstick action.

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Marni

Big earrings require big lashes.

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Balmain

They call this hella-tight high pony the Croydon facelift. Very flattering, especially with some fringe-y earrings that look like they came out of Byzantium.

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