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 pretty dresses, shirts and skirts, the right jewellery has the power to add a finishing touch to any outfit. It can add edge, polish or just an element of fun.
From sculptural, statement-making resin styles from independent labels, to mini huggie hoops pioneered by those New York cool-girl labels - the humble earring has been through as many reinventions as Madonna. And summer 2020 is the turn of the big, bold hoop.
Stylist’s fashion director Arabella Greenhill says: “I’m lazy when it comes to my jewellery; I find something I love and wear it every day. Hoops are my go-to earring of choice. Try wearing them with tiny huggie hoop earrings if you have extra piercings.”
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.
A slight twist on the classic hoop, these All Blues sterling silver 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 classic, oversized gold-plated hoop earring is the perfect place to start this summer. This style from Olivia Burton will work as well alone or with layers of smaller hoops.
Anthropologie x Theodora Warre
British jewellery designer Theodora Warre has collaborated with Anthropologie on a collection of birthstone hoops to personalise your ears.
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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