The Juniverse :: Statement Earrings

Statement Earrings: How To Freshen Things Up
This is a fashion story I wrote for celebrity stylist and VH1 star June Ambrose's new website, The Juniverse. 

Dilemma: I don’t have a huge budget, but am so bored with my clothes. What can I do to freshen things up for spring?

RX: Big earrings are the perfect way to take your wardrobe from “blah” to “bombshell.” Spotted on a slew of spring runways, framing your face with colorful drop earrings, oversize studs, and statement hoops will help to kick your spring style up a notch. Metallic golds, silvers, and rose tones are versatile pieces that go perfectly with a kaleidoscope of colors. A bright earring will add just the right amount of color and style to basic tops and dresses. The key is to let your earrings do the talking, and keep the rest of the jewelry at a minimum. If you must add some extra bling, rings and bracelets are the best route to go.

Big earrings are a staple for red carpet events and fancy soirees, but statement earrings are great for daytime if you follow a few simple rules. While it’s always fun to wear a little bit of sparkle, it’s best to stash the super blingy earrings away until the evening. Keep hair simple to keep the look from going too formal – think loose waves, a twisty ponytail, or a messy bun. Heavy makeup can overpower the earrings, so stick with a fresh face with a colorful swipe of lipstick or a smokey eye.