The Single Statement Earring Is Our Favorite Cool-Girl NYFW Trend

The bigger the better.

The Single Statement Earring Is Our Favorite Cool-Girl NYFW Trend
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The single earring trend isn't just holding strong, it's growing and making a bigger statement than ever—better find that choice lobe already, girl.

Last season we saw solo stunners emerge on the runways at Louis Vuitton, Céline, and Isabel Marant, and now at New York Fashion Week, we're seeing whole new spins on the oversized statement piece.

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It began at Tibi, where jewelry designer Paige Novick collaborated with the contemporary brand on a large, gold brass hoop adorned with abstract shapes. They looked decidedly cool as they peaked out from under the models' hair in their cool knit wares. The best part? You can buy it. Right now. The same one! (You're welcome.) Nab it here: Paige Novick for Tibi earring, $395;

Lady wearing single earring and white dress

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Next, there was Rosie Assoulin's large yet delicate flowers that beg you to style your hair in a side-part. Worn at the show with elegant evening wear, they were a modern answer to retro, flower-in-your-hair flare and hula girls. Date night, we're coming for you.

Slightly smaller but still packing a (style) punch was Donna Karan's heavy metal multi-ring cuff that circles the lobe. The piece could be worn for a night out on the town dressed to the nines à la Karan's fall offerings or to edge up the most basic of basics—we're thinking a T-shirt and jeans, of course. (#SoNotBasic)

More importantly? This trend is revolutionizing our jewelry game for two equally awesome reasons: 1) In theory, you can go halfsies on a standout pair with a friend, and 2) We've got a jewelry box full of single earrings that we've stowed away in hopes of tracking down their mates. (Hahahaha, yeah, okay.) NYFW, who knew you could give us something so practical? 

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Lauren Valenti
Beauty Editor

Lauren is the former beauty editor at Marie Claire. She love to while away the hours at coffee shops, hunt for vintage clothes, and bask in the rough-and-tumble beauty of NYC. She firmly believes that solitude can be a luxury if you’ve got the right soundtrack—that being the Rolling Stones, of course.