Dramatic accessories are nothing new - they’ve been, well, BIG for quite some time now. They were huge last summer - everyone was wearing statement earrings and bracelets with their sundresses. Stars like Kate Beckinsale, Salma Hayek and actress Jenna Fischer kept big, bold earrings in the spotlight throughout awards season (and who can forget Angelina Jolie’s gorgeous Lorraine Schwartz emerald drop earrings?) and they’re still all the rage right now.
Wear dramatic earrings this summer with a chic chignon or low ponytail - leaving your hair down not only distracts from your earrings, it can lead to tangles and tugging. Paired with a maxi dress and low sandals, you’ll be the epitome of summer cool with dramatic earrings.
Big, bold earrings certainly make a statement - but they don’t have to decimate your wallet. Charlotte Russe sells dramatic chandelier and drop earrings starting at $4. If you’re looking for something a little more lasting that won’t break the bank, try Sterling Silver Dewdrop Earrings, which feature more than 18 carats of faux blue topaz dangling from clusters of green and champagne cubic zirconia. These earrings will give you all the elegance of the classic chandelier design in a refreshingly updated look. I also really like ABS Colored Crystal Chandelier Earrings, which feature blue Austrian crystals and three teardrop-shaped pendants dangling beneath them. Delicate and trendy, Ice Princess Earrings will go with almost any evening look (featured at above left).
Don’t save the drama for your mama when it comes to your accessories - embrace it!