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The Chanel-approved guide to wearing earrings

Stacking, studs and spectacular solos have transformed the earring scene. Confused? Check out this handy style guide for five ways to adorn your ears

August 18, 2020 By Rachael Taylor


In the past few years there has been a huge evolution in how we wear earrings. What might have once seemed implausible – the solo earring, for example – is now commonplace. For those of us not quick enough to instantly embrace this new mix ‘n’ match spirit and rush to the ear party, it has been a confusing time.   

 

For those left internally quarrelling over whether one earring or 10 is chicer, Chanel has released a vocabulary of style, a dictum of sorts for earring wearers. Tackling a variety of looks from the perfectly poised cuff to double studs, this is the perfect rulebook for anyone feeling slightly at sea with the new sartorial order in earrings. And a confidence booster for those just about ready to experiment.

 

So here, from Chanel’s vocabulary of style, are five ways to create a modern earring look.

 

1

Symmetry

“Two identical earrings worn on each side: a conscious embrace of symmetry in pursuit of perfect equilibrium.”

Chanel gold and diamond Coco Crush earrings
Chanel gold and diamond Coco Crush earrings

Chanel gold and diamond Coco Crush earrings

2

Accent

“One large earring worn on just one side: style is a sizeable matter.”

Chanel gold, diamond and pearl Comète Perlée earring
Chanel gold, diamond and pearl Comète Perlée earring

Chanel gold, diamond and pearl Comète Perlée earring

 

3

Repetition
“Boldly embrace asymmetry by wearing two earrings on the same side.”

Chanel gold and diamond Extrait de Camélia earrings
Chanel gold and diamond Extrait de Camélia earrings

Chanel gold and diamond Extrait de Camélia earrings

 

4

Asymmetry

“Showcase your earring by wearing it on just one side.”

Chanel gold and diamond Comète ear cuff
Chanel gold and diamond Comète ear cuff

Chanel gold and diamond Comète ear cuff

 

5

Accumulation

“Mix, match and layer earrings on both sides. Any combination is a winning one.”

Chanel gold and diamond Camélia Précieux, Plume de Chanel and Extrait de Camélia earrings
Chanel gold and diamond Camélia Précieux, Plume de Chanel and Extrait de Camélia earrings

Chanel gold and diamond Camélia Précieux, Plume de Chanel and Extrait de Camélia earrings

 

 

 

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