Traditionally, ear cuffs bring to mind an '80s punk rock or goth vibe, but these accessories have a completely different look. Stars from Michelle Williams to Emma Watson to Nicole Ritchie have been seen with them both in daily life and on the red carpet, showing they're not only versatile, but definitely making a comeback. Diane Kruger even channeled her own rocker with not one, but four cuffs on one ear. Even models on the fall runways of Chloe, Rodarte and Jason Wu donned these pieces.
At the recent Hollywood premiere for "The Newsroom," Olivia Munn turned heads sporting the trend, according to People magazine. In a Thakoon black satin sheath dress with a neckline lace panel and provocative double-slit, she definitely stood out. But her accessories took the outfit to a new level, including a metallic clutch and glittering cuff on her ear.
Emulating an icon's style
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Munn's own background in broadcast journalism helped her in preparing for the role of ACN anchor Sloan Sabbith in the show.
"I know she wasn't based on anybody, and I didn't base her on anybody," she told the source. "But as I started getting asked that more and more, I started thinking, 'Well, the question really isn't who is it based on, it's who inspired me as a journalist and why did I want to go into journalism."
As it turns out, Diane Sawyer was a major influence. The Hollywood Reported noted that like Sawyer, Sabbith has an affinity for clean-cut suits and wears minimal jewelry.
Personalizing the trend
Regardless of your personal style or wardrobe, you can make this look your own by incorporating chic yet affordable pieces by fine jewelers. When wearing ear cuffs, simplicity is key – so it's best to pair them with thin bracelets or delicate rings. Whether you want to add a glitzy appeal to a simple dress or an unexpected toughness to a casual summer romper, ear cuffs are a great way to adorn your ears without having to get multiple piercings. And an ear cuff looks best with uncomplicated updos that show the piece off without overpowering them, such as a neat bun or pony. This also prevents hair from getting tangled in the cuff.
It's no wonder In Style named ear cuffs one of the season's must-have jewelry trends. With the right outfit and attitude, you can add an edgy appeal with these accessories.