Dec 16, 2011

Sparkle and Bling with Hoop Earrings

I had always associated hoop earrings with old movies and black and white photos of my mom from her college days.  Times change and so do fashion trends, and hoops are some of the trendiest jewelry to sport, provided you get it right, of course!  Taking a cue from Jennifer Lopez, here's how you can wear hoop earrings and not expect a call from the 80s.

1.  Pick the right colour.  I bought a pair of white-stoned and siliver hoop earrings some time back, and needless to say, they haven't really seen the outside world much :| :|  While that might be a look that would work for some people, for my skin tone the best colours are bronzed/dull gold finish and black.

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Sparkling Rainbow Hoop Earrings by Avon - $14.99*
2.  Shape and size:  Personally, I prefer wearing slightly larger hoops.  I have a larger face, and smaller sizes tend to look lost on me.  If larger hoops scare you, cheat with a pair of tear-drop shaped earrings - these give a bit of length to the face and are a little less attention-seeking than big round hoops.

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Kenneth Cole Earrings - $26
3.  Keep the rest of the look simple.  Hoops are quite eye-catching on their own, and it's best to keep the rest of the look simple.  Light makeup and hair tied back to let the earrings do the talking is the easiest look to sport and always a favorite with me :D

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What's your stand on hoop earrings - is it a yay or a nay?  How do you like to wear/pair them - if you don't mind being caught walking around wearing them :D :D

*Avon Hoop earring provided by the folks at PR.

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