From tassels to hoops and pearls, these statement earrings are perfect for everyday winter wear.
While we’re big fans of all types of jewellery, earrings are the accessories that immediately make us feel ‘done’ even when we’re still in our PJs. If your lobes could do with some extra love, scroll down for a selection of bestselling earrings from The Drop by Stylist – our marketplace to shop from the most brilliant and burgeoning small businesses across the UK.
Scroll down to see which of the 18 pairs will end up on your ears next time you’re headed out for dinner, drinks or headed into the office…
Ninemoo marbling moon earrings
Thanks to a certain Marine Serre patterned top worn by everyone from Beyoncé to Dua Lipa, all things moon-related are at the top of our sartorial wishlists. Happily, London-based lifestyle label Ninemoo has just the accessory to fill the crescent-shaped void, with its marbling moon earrings.
Made from 14k gold-plated brass and resin, the marble-effect earrings are a great option for when your ear party is crying out for a lowkey pop of colour – available in olive, cream and mustard, the off-kilter shades make them look way more expensive than they are, and we’re not mad about it.
My Doris beaded lightning studs in gold and silver
Maybe it’s because they remind us of David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust era, but we do love lightning bolts. Katie Williamson, the founder of Suffolk-based brand My Doris, is big on vintage-inspired jewellery – and these earrings are particularly lovely.
Available in gold or silver beading, the studs have a punky yet glamorously retro feel. Ethically made in family-run workshops in India, they’ll add the perfect finishing touch to your favourite block-colour sweater or Ganni dresses.
Formation Co North Star hoops 18k gold plated
Whether it’s moons, stars or zodiac signs, the trend for celestial jewellery is going nowhere in 2022, this pair of 18k gold-plated mini-hoops features a north star charm worthy of any astronomy fan. But, it’s the glittering black cubic zirconia detailing that’s won us over.
Designed and handmade by Formation Co’s founder, Kerry, in her East London studio, this pair is perfect for when you’re looking for something dressy, yet subtle.
Chalk Jewellery angel wing earrings
For those who have a penchant for ear stacking, we’ve got the perfect piece to add to your collection: Chalk’s angel wing earrings. “Reminiscent of the angel wings worn by Claire Danes in Baz Luhrman’s Romeo + Juliet, it was love at first sight when I saw these laser-cut acrylic earrings,” says The Drop’s editor Gemma Crisp.
Each pair is handmade by founder Malaika in her London-based design studio. She also happens to be an architect so her attention to detail is unmatched – especially when it comes to the intricate detailing. Available in gold and silver, the studs can be worn in a variety of positions depending on which piercing you prefer. Think Dua Lipa or Ashley Graham levels of ear stacking.
Anouska Georgia London 24k gold plated crystal initial studs
Not all earrings have to scream ‘Go big or go home’ – in fact, sometimes it’s the smallest details that make the biggest difference. Case in point: Anouska Georgia London’s initial studs. In your choice of initials, the 22kt gold-plated pair come blinged out with clear crystals to add a dash of glamour to your ear party without going full Dynasty.
My Doris beaded star triple earrings
Fact: the easiest way to Christmas-ify a simple outfit is with a fabulously OTT pair of sparkly earrings. My Doris founder Katie Williamson is on the same page – which is why she created this star-accented duo to do just that. “Whether it’s for the festive season, a birthday party or a glam dinner, these delicate beaded earrings will add a touch of glamour to your look,” says Polly Knight, Stylist’s style director.
A Short Story crystal spray earrings
After the disappointment of Christmas 2020, we’ll be hitting the town every chance we get this December and our lobes will be accessorised to the max with A Short Story’s earrings, available in four colours with an exclusive price only on The Drop by Stylist. “Use these to spruce up your sweatshirts during the day, and to complement your sequin-heavy outfit in the evening. ‘Tis the season for it after all,” says Stylist’s fashion features editor, Billie Bhatia.
Junk Jewels kaleidoscope gemstone hoop earrings
Founded in 2005 by then-student designer Zoe Lindsley, Junk Jewels has plenty of A-list fans, including Fearne Cotton and Taylor Swift. Lindsley is obsessed with turning one person’s junk into another’s treasure and these Kaleidoscope hoop earrings – available in silver-plated, 14k gold-plated or 14k rose gold-plated brass – add a shot of colour to your ear party.
No Shrinking Violet all that glitters statement earrings
If there’s ever a time to wear gold leaf-festooned, four-tier, 80s-style accessories, it’s Christmas. And No Shrinking Violet’s ‘All That Glitters’ earrings fit the bill perfectly. Individually made from polymer clay, their geometric shapes have ‘dance floor’ written all over them – but if the gold leaf is too glitzy for your aesthetic, they’re also available in plain black.
My Doris Beaded Moon Earrings
Available in silver and gold, we’ll be wearing ours on the dance floor at the office party, at Christmas lunch, on New Year’s Eve, and everywhere else we please after the disappointment of last year’s festive season restrictions.
Anouska Georgia London Baguette Stone Huggie Earrings
Made with gold-plated metal, choose between four colours of baguette-style stones set into a dangling drop charm. Plus, if old-school earring fastenings have left you dreading the fiddly battle to put them on, the user-friendly design features a simple click-together join that won’t leave you rage-quitting halfway through. Lobe or helix?
Scream Pretty Double Star Drop Earrings
Riffing off the classic star stud, Scream Pretty’s earrings come in both 18 carat gold plate and recycled sterling silver (with 20% off only on The Drop, you might be tempted to take both sets).
Uzma Bozai Tassel Earrings
Inspired by the indigenous artisan culture of the Indian subcontinent, Uzma Bozai makes these tassel earrings by hand. And we are sure they will add a pop of colour to your collection.
Cartilage Cartel Mini Croissant Stud Hoops
Inspired by the curved form of the iconic Parisian pastry, the Mini Croissant stud hoops may not be as tasty as their namesake but the unique design is definitely easier to wear. While they have the look of a huggie, they fit like a stud – with a butterfly back that clicks together easily.
Lunar James Pearl Huggies
Huggies are the perfect everyday style and this luxe pair with sustainable freshwater Keshi pearls has the ability to add an element of easy glamour to any look.
A Weathered Penny Goldie Hoops
When it comes to jewellery, gold hoops are that staple which never get old, which is why we’re always on the hunt for more to add to our stash. But these Goldie hoops from A Weathered Penny might just be where we call off the search; they are perfect.
Posh Totty Designs Pearl Hoop Earrings
Available in sterling silver as well as 18ct rose gold or yellow gold plating, these delicate pearl hoop earrings go with any summer outfit.
Yala Koru Beaded Arrow Tip Earrings
As the weather warms up, our inner boho magpie starts to emerge from hibernation, and suddenly it’s all about shimmering beaded earrings that make us feel like we’re on an exotic holiday – which is why we love these Koru earrings from African jewellery brand Yala.
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