Stylist’s Fashion Director Arabella Greenhill wears this season’s boldest and best hoop earrings
Whatever pieces make-up your personal wardrobe; from a capsule of rotating basics to smart shirts and suits or pretty printed dresses and skirts, the right jewellery has the power to add a finishing touch and take any outfit to another level. It can add edge, polish or just an element of fun.
Statement earrings have been fashion insiders’ jewellery item of choice for the last few seasons. From sculptural; statement-making resin styles from independent labels, to mini huggie hoops pioneered by those New York cool-girl labels and now is the turn of the big, bold hoop.
Stylist’s fashion director Arabella Greenhill explains, “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.”
The current trend dictates that hoops be oversized; but beyond this the rules are blurry. Everything from skinny to chunky, gold to silver and embellished to sculptural all work; and can be worn with jeans and t-shirts for day or evening dresses for occasions. 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.
Olivia Burton hoop earrings
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.
Chunky gold hoops, £35, Olivia Burton
Joelle Kharrat flat torsade hoops
Beirut based Joelle Kharrat founded her label in 2008 with a focus on bohemian jewellery pieces and meticulous craftsmanship. These statement earrings are the perfect finishing touch to loose, longline summer dresses.
Earrings, £130, Joelle Kharrat
Dinosaur Designs Louise Olsen Large Liquid gold-plated hoop earrings
Dinosaur Designs is fashion insiders’ go-to jewellery brand for sculptural earrings. These unusual hoops are the perfect day-to-night option for making a statement.
Oversized gold hoop earrings, £225, Dinosaur Designs (net-a-porter.com)
Mattia Cielo Rugiada diamond hoop earrings
FarFetch’s fine jewellery offering is something to behold - if you’re looking for cool, contemporary pieces that will last forever, their edit is hard to beat. One of our favourite designers is Mattia Cielo; these 18kt white gold sparkling diamond embellished hoop earrings are the perfect piece to buy for an occasion and wear forever.
White gold diamond embellished hoops, £2,853, Mattia Cielo (farfetch.com)
Swarovski stone hoop pierced earrings
If you’re keen to elevate an outfit for a summer event or wedding, without piling on the jewels or accessories then a single, embellished pair of hoops, like this style from Swarovski, will help you do just that.
Embellished rose gold tone earrings, £89, Swarovski
Orelia Large Hammered Hoop Earrings
Large but lightweight, these hammered gold tone hoops are perfect for everyday.
Large delicate gold hoops, £15, Orelia
Edge of Ember Silver Hoops
These vintage-inspired lightweight hollow hoops will work with everything in your wardrobe; and don’t be afraid to mix metals, silver and gold look great together and are totally on-trend too.
Silver chunky hoop earrings, £95, Edge of Ember (harveynichols.com)
Astrid & Miyu Basic Large Hoop Earrings in Rose Gold
A modern classic, these rose gold hoops are a great investment that will work with everything from everyday basics to occasionwear.
Large rose gold hoop earrings, £60, Astrid & Miyu
Messika Gatsby Small Hoop Earrings
These hand-crafted pavé hoop earrings in 18 carat white gold with diamonds are the ultimate investment purchase; buy them now and wear them forever.
White gold and diamond hoops, £2690, Messika
Stylist Fashion Director Arabella Greenhill wears gold huggie earrings, £99, Maria Tash (mariatash.com), small diamond earrings, £325 each, and letter charms, £245 each, all Lark & Berry (larkandberry.com); large gold earrings, £45 Maria Black (maria-black.com)
Lead image: Photography Matthew Shave
Product imagery: courtesy of individual brands