Why Is This Earring Styling Trick So Obvious But So Weirdly Genius?

How??

Unlike the "But you didn't" retort associated with modern art, the cool thing about fashion is that even if you weren't there first, you can still take an idea and run with it. Thank goodness for sartorial plagiarism, then, because you'll want to copy this stupid-easy, stupid-chic styling trick ASAP.

At her most recent presentation, jewelry designer Gaia Repossi (opens in new tab)—you know, the one who makes the impossibly cool ear cuffs—showed something kind of astounding: double hoops.

I don't get how it's so good either! The Thing now is to have a parade of studs crawling up your helix, so maybe it's so new-feeling because it's spare and clean but inexplicably edgy, like everything else Repossi makes? But at the same time, who amongst us—until recently (opens in new tab)—would have dared to even wear a *lone* pair for fear of looking too...referential? 

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Closing thoughts: Play with sizes but maybe not metals so much (need a theme), and no, huggies (the miniature hoops that sit close to the ear) do not count. Also this: 

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Make of that what you will. 

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Chelsea Peng is a writer and editor who was formerly the assistant editor at MarieClaire.com. She's also worked for The Strategist and Refinery29, and is a graduate of Northwestern University. On her tombstone, she would like a GIF of herself that's better than the one that already exists on the Internet and a free fro-yo machine. Besides frozen dairy products, she's into pirates, carbs, Balzac, and snacking so hard she has to go lie down.