Now ear cuffs, if I remember back, used to adorn the highly pierced and weighed down ears of punks, who were covered in all things metal, pointed and semi-dangerous looking! A fashion fad that has now moved on from the unconventional standings of the 1970′s Vivienne Westwood look-a-likes and onto the mainstream arena of fashionable accessorizing.
From the over-sized nose rings at Givenchy to the jewel earrings at Prada, ornaments are moving north from our necks and it’s many a Chanel models and high fashion trend setter that seem to be adopting this punk inspired fad as their own.
These wrap around, elaborate and highly decorative statement pieces are outfit add-ons that can be worn even by those with un-peirced ears. The modern ear cuff is structured in a way that is more closely linked to the ‘clip-on’ earring in design, making them an easy option for everyone.
Now ear cuffs, although laced with feathers, spikes and jewels typically, can also be quaint and edging on subtle in design.
A simply gold ring or delicate chain can be worn in place of American Indian inspired ear jewellery – making this fad easily adaptable and full of options in terms of preferrend style. You can be quite subtle in your cuff placement, or contrastingly loud!
There is only one little tip to make wearing this seasons cuff a fashionably easy transition from your quite typical studs…
If wearing a cuff – wear it with conviction – and that means showing it off to it’s full potential!
Pull your hair back into a ponytail, a bun, a style that is going to keep your hair from interfering with the fabulousness that the ear cuff is.
Make it a statement piece by allowing it the space to stand out.
If your hair is down, it’s only going to disguise what stands as one of this seasons most edgy accessories!