Fashionistas are saying that the day of the statement necklace is over, and it’s all about statement earrings now. Reese Witherspoon dripped diamonds with huge statement earrings in November’s Vogue, and everyone from Rosario Dawson to Heidi Klum and Christina Applegate are letting their earrings do the talking these days. Right now, it’s all about shoulder-skimming, gemstone filled creations reminiscent of those Beyonce used to rock in the early Naughties.
Chandelier and shoulder-dusting styles are the perfect way to draw attention upward, day or night. The key with this trend is big and bold -- and chunky is preferable. Getting this look for less is simple: try Forever 21’s teardrop stone earrings ($8), Jai Johnson, Peacock feather shoulder dusters ($12), or Holsted Jewelers’ Sterling Silver Dewdrop Earrings ($84.50, at left), which feature more than 18 carats of faux blue topaz and clusters of green and champagne cubic zirconia.