The wear-with-everything accessory, the hoop earring, is back this summer to add an element of fun to your wardrobe.
Whether your wardrobe’s a neat capsule of rotating basics or filled to the brim with pretty printed dresses, shirts and skirts, the right jewellery has the power to add a finishing touch to any outfit.
And no accessory works harder than the humble hoop earring, in all it’s variations. It can add edge, polish or just an element of fun, making it perfect for levelling up your summer wardrobe.
From sculptural, statement-making resin styles from independent labels, to mini huggies pioneered by those New York cool-girl labels, there really is a hoop for every occasion.
Everything from skinny to chunky, gold to silver and embellished to sculptural all work. Buy one new pair, in your metal of choice, and wear them with other tones – either with other earrings or with necklaces and bracelets too. Mixing and matching means you can incorporate current jewellery and really make your look your own.
Here’s our edit of the best styles available to buy right now.
The Notable Muse
“Layer these hoops with a cluster of other micro hoops and pair with an up-do to show them off,” suggests Naomi May, Stylist’s digital fashion writer. Made with 18k gold-plated brass, you can get 20% off the regular price of these textured earrings exclusively on The Drop.
We love Mara Studio’s bamboo huggies. Great for every day, they will elevate even the plainest white T-shirt or sweatshirt and add some understated polish to a simple dress and sandals. These hoops are in high demand, so stay tuned for their restock later this month.
Posh Totty Designs
Give a subtle nod to old glamour with these delicate pearl hoop earrings, which are available in sterling silver as well as 18ct rose gold or yellow gold plating.
Handmade in Brighton, they are small enough to be subtle but different enough to get noticed – add them to your curated ear collection for a chic twist on the classic hoop.
Yaa Yaa London
If you’re looking for a colourful upgrade to your standard gold hoop, look no further. Set with a faceted teardrop gemstone in a choice of four colours, these are the perfect accessory for all your al fresco dining outfits.
A slight twist on the classic hoop, these Laura Lombardi 14 carat gold plated earrings have a hand-carved texture.
A light, elegant shape, Daphine’s earrings are the perfect pairing for summer dresses.
Add a little sparkle to your everyday and stack these pave cuffs with other hoops in your ears.
A relaxed hoop to wear with all of your basics, the Missoma’s tidal earrings are a bold statement.
If spending time in your garden (or on the balcony) has given you a delightful British tan these rose gold hoops will accentuate your new found bronze.
A new, summery twist on a classic, we love these gold plated sterling silver bumblebee hoops. This charming style from Olivia Burton works well alone, or alongside smaller hoops.
Add a pop of colour to your ears with these subtle jewelled hoops.
No need to stack earrings with these hoops, the silver accents on Spinelli Kilcollin’s pair have already done the layering for you.
Plated with 18k yellow gold, these little hoops are an affordable extravagance.
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