Statement Earrings

If you wear earrings this summer, make sure they are statement earrings. Huge, overstated earrings were all over the catwalks for SS16, and they’re all over the stores and shopping malls now.

Here are a few of our favourites.

Let’s start with this wood and shimmery stone pair from H&M (£12.99) which are a whopping 12.5cm – these are most definitely statement earrings!

extra long statement earrings H&M

Also at H&M, the very summery seaside-inspired tassle and shell pair of statement earrings (£7.99). These are 11cm – still pretty long!

H&M shell tassel statement earrings

Also tassel, but less seaside, and more night-out, these burgundy earrings from H&M are a whopping 15cm long!

H&M long tassle earrings

Over at New Look, we love the Art Deco feel of these circular drop earrings (£4.99).

New look circle statement earringsAlso at New Look, the less stark, prettier, and very statement floral gem drop earrings (£9.99).

new look floral dropsAnd also at New Look, the more gothic dark diamante drops (£9.99).

New look gothic drop

H&M’s gold circle sphere earrings (£9.99) are a big, bold pair of statement earrings if we ever saw a pair!

gold earrings H&M

At Debenhams, these black stone Betty Jackson Black earrings (£15) will definitely be noticed.

Statement earrings Debenhams blackThe hippy vibe is everywhere this season, so why not in your statement earrings. We love these dreamcatcher danglers from Claire’s Accessories (£10)

statement earrings dreamcatcher claires

Don’t fancy a pair? Then why not buy a ‘pair’ of mismatched earrings from Claire’s (£6). We like this geometric non-pair.

claires mismatched earrings

These monochrome and diamante drop earrings are perfect glamour (£14, Mood @ Debenhams)

debnhams diamante drops

JOY’s drop earrings (£6, were £12) are pretty, but the triangular shape still gives them statement earrings appeal.

JOY drop statement earrings

H&M’s pretty shell earrings are a lovely drop, at 14.5cm! (£7.99)

H&M shell drop statement earrings

Finally, bang on-trend Aztec drops from Claire’s (£10). We love these for summer nights out with our Aztec print trousers, and a black vest. Sorted! statement earrings gold aztec claire's


Statement earrings like Cheryl!

Never mind all the fuss about Cheryl Fernando-whatshername’s green dress, and Simon Cowell’s subsequent (and pretty unoriginal and unfunny) Kermit comment, I was more interested in those earrings she was wearing on last Saturday’s X Factor!

Cheryl x factor green dress earringsThey were earrings to die for! Gorgeous, glorious, huge diamond encrusted drops. They were whoppers of the earrings world. If you’re going to wear earrings, why not make them a statement? And that’s exactly what Cheryl did on Saturday night.

So, want to copy her earring style? Easy. Just make sure they’re big, bold and sparkly. Keep them simple (well, as simple as big sparkly earrings get!) by sticking to rhinestone and diamante gems. And BHS do clip-ons for those of you without pierced ears! Choose from huge chandeliers, or slightly smaller if that’s too much, or French Connection’s long column drop style might be more your thing?

cheryl earrings x factor oneClockwise,from top left: Chandelier earrings, £9.99, New Look, large clear stone drops, £12, Jon Richmond @ Debenhams, white floral drops, £12, JOY, smaller teardrop drops, £8, Claire’s Accessories, clip-on drops, £5, BHS, column crystal drops, £19, French Connection

Gorgeous bold, autumnal coloured stones make your earrings a real statement. Pearls and tassels at H&M look fantastic, and filigree styles make your earrings a little softer if chunky isn’t really doing it for you.

cheryl earrings xfactor twoClockwise, from top left: Pink and blue chandeliers, £7.99, H&M, red and black stone drops, £8, JOY, pearl and tassel drops, £9.99, H&M, blue and gold, £12, Jon Richards @ Debenhams, green stone drops, £7.99, New Look, red stone filigree earrings, £6, Claire’s Accessories

Ice cold pastels and neutral shades in your statement earrings are the perfect complement for winter whites.

chery earrings x factor threeClockwise, from top left: Neutral stone drops, £22, Mood by Jon Richard @ Debenhams, large pastel pink chandelier drops, £9.99, New Look, turquoise filigree drops, £6, Claire’s Accessories, muted tone chandeliers, £12, Floozie by FrostFrench @ Debenhams, purple pastel drops, £7.99, New Look, white drop earrings, £12.99, H&M