My jewellery box has a huge assortment of odd earrings. I hate to through them away - just in case the other one shows up at a later date - which is ridiculous given that we've moved continents twice since some of them were lost!
I kind of stopped wearing jewellery when we had Chiquitito, as they were shiby objects that his little fingers loved to grasp and pull at. But, now he is approaching four years of age, then maybe I can blow off the dust and start to wear them again.
Yesterday, whilst looking for a pair of earrings to wear to a breakfast play date with the family of one of Chiquitito's friends I rediscovered my orphan earring stash, and with an imminent trans-continental move later this year I decided now was the time to have a proper clear out.
Until a few minutes back, when researching jewellery trends for 2015, for an article that I was planning to write, I came across an article in Harper's Bazaar that made me beam from ear to ear.
What was their number one jewellery trend for this year?
You guessed it - unmatched earrings.
Now we're not talking about the 80's trend from my youth, where we all wore a stud earring in one ear and a dangling earring in the other, this is a proper mismatched trend. Think the same earring design but with each one in a different colour scheme, think small dangling earring in one ear with a longer dangling earring in the other.
Now I don't have the fashionista credentials (or the youth) of someone like Miley Cyrus, so I guess if I am going to pull this off, and not look like a complete freak, then I need to stick to a few rules:
- Use the same metal - try gold, silver, rose gold - but not all mixed together. Of course, silver and stainless steel would probably pass muster, as they are similar colours.
- Go for the same colour range in each earring - different shades of blue for example would look good together. This would even work with a metal earring with a coloured stone complimented by a plastic earring that matches the stone.
- Balance a very fussy earring with a plain stud.
Betsey Johnson is one of my favourite designers, and I love this mismatched pair of earrings. Both earrings have a common blue stone and gold bow at the top, but then one earring has a fairy, complete with blue tutu, whilst the other earring has her darker blue wand.
Ok, I am going to have another look at what earrings I have, and I will report back with some photos tomorrow! from