The gorgeous looks in earrings offer plenty of choices in fall fashion. Large, linear, small, classic – it's all there. Elongated earrings and earrings with movement are big. Large filigree designs give a high fashion look and remain light weight. Linear drop earrings are in. Earrings with metal fringe and anything that moves are hot. Bronze, copper, gold, silver, and dark platings are offering a variety of choices, all in the fashion current.
Hoops are in. Bold gypsy hoops as well as decorated doorknockers are very fashionable. Some say hoops are boring, but these new looks are anything but boring. Besides, they are very popular with the buying public and bread and butter to retailers.
Chandeliers continue. This classic look could go on forever. Some are writing the obituary on chandeliers, but can they tell us what is going to replace the elegance and beauty of these earrings.
Geometrics, especially in circles and oval links, are found in every fashion magazine. Whether linear or drop earrings with movement, geometric designs will be with us for the fall season.
Elongated drops are very big for the fall season and especially earrings with lots of movement. Coins and discs offer gypsy looks, metal fringes provide movement, and long drops of narrow metal are a look that is all over the fashion magazines. Every kind of plating is used. Beading and natural materials are often mixed with the metals.
Unlike hoops or chandeliers, classic earrings are a look rather than a particular style. And classic looks are providing a breath of fresh air for earring trends this fall. While it may be hard to nail down exactly what a classic look is, we know those attributes that characterize it:
- Elegant beauty with timeless appeal that always seems to be in style
- Universal appeal that is not limited to age groups
- Quality components including wood, semiprecious stone, and shell from nature as well as man-made quality components like glass, crystal, ceramics, faux pearl, and metals
This fall the classic is more than a look that we always admire in costume jewelry. It's the "in" look.
Earrings Immune from Fashion Trends
Some earrings have a life of their own and are immune from the ups and downs in fashion trends. Certainly rhinestone and faux pearl used as bridal jewelry fall into this category. Gemstone and hematite earrings also march to their own drummer and are unaffected by fashion trends. Theme earrings attract with an emotional connection to the theme, which will be there regardless of the trends. Earrings that that copy fine jewelry like CZ studs have the same immunity. This portion of costume jewelry is the reliable basics that shelter the fashion jewelry industry when costume jewelry is in a down cycle.
Earrings are the most important accessory in costume jewelry, often worn with no other jewelry. And this season there is a smorgasbord of earrings to pick from.