Don’t you just hate it when you lose one of your earrings? No matter how much you love that accessory, you simply can’t wear it on its own, resulting in a sad adieu. Well, these days there’s an easy solution to that—pair your lone earring with another one! Hot off the runways at Nina Ricci, Oscar de la Renta, and Louis Vuitton to name a few, mismatched earrings is a trend that you can buy from your fast fashion faves or do on your own.
Below we’ve rounded up a few mismatched but totally compatible pairs you can easily purchase, plus a few tips on how to DIY the trend.
Mango Ceramic floral earrings, P995
Zara Circular earrings, P795
Mango Mixed pieces earrings, P795
H&M Frond-shaped earrings, P299
When DIY-ing mismatched earrings, remember to partner pieces that complement each other.
H&M 4 Pairs Earrings, P299
This set for example can be cute whether worn with its original pair or interchanged. The seashell with the starfish works the same way the seashell will do with the pearl.
Left: Zara Twisted effect earrings, P995; Right: Mango Floral earrings, P795
A leaf on the left and flower on the right? Now that’s pretty.
Left: Joanique Meira earrings; Right: Joanique Piek earrings, shop.joanique.com
Matching stones make this odd pair super easy to wear together.
Right: Miss Selfridge Cherry blossom stud earrings; Right: Mango Lemon earrings, P795
The shape of the earring is also a factor to consider, like this summery cherry blossom and lemon slice here.
Left: Forever 21 Cutout circle threader earrings; Right: Forever 21 Studded curve ear jackets
You can also tell a story. Pair an arrow and a target in the same color and no one would even know you just married the two on your own.
Left: Tiffany & Co. Elsa Peretti two carat earrings; Right: Stockton Row Helios ear cuff, P5650,stocktonrow.com
Try pairing an earcuff with a stud. It helps if the stud is an element that can be found in the cuff. In this case, a pearl would be another option.
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