One cardinal rule in every fashion handbook is the art of matching different elements of an outfit. Colours, prints, textures, fabrics and even lengths must be worn in a manner that’s fluid and seamless for that effortlessly chic look.
There are instructions galore on the finesse of complementing the right shades of top and bottom wear, twinning combos of belts and shoes plus bags for some added pizzazz, even lingerie is sold in coordinating sets. The same applies to jewellery with minimalist earrings being paired with delicate necklaces and hoop earrings worn by themselves.
In a world with so many guidelines to match everything, a trend that calls for intentionally mismatching something seems a bit off, doesn’t it? It makes no sense to the rational mind and definitely has fashion purists up in arms. But people who only play by the rules don’t usually make path-breaking strides and we’re eternally grateful to such revolutionaries. So when mismatched earrings started doing the rounds on international runways there were some raised champagne glasses as well as some raised eyebrows. The decidedly couture trend slowly caught on as fashion houses like Chanel, Etro and Rodarte featured mismatched earrings in their shows.
Mismatched Earrings As Seen On The International Runways For Chanel, Etro & Rodarte
It wasn’t long before A-list celebrities picked up on the new craze and started sporting it off the ramp as well. Indian designers Ritu Kumar, Payal Pratap, Pankaj & Nidhi were also amongst the few who adopted the style when showcasing their own collections at different fashion weeks. Fashionistas Sonam K Ahuja, Priyanka Chopra, Kalki Koechlin and Sonakshi Sinha have been seen rocking their own versions of the trend with variations of minimalist earrings, statement earrings and hoop earrings.
Mismatched Earrings As Seen On The Indian Runways For Payal Pratap & Ritu Kumar
The quirky style if done right can really elevate your fashion game while also becoming the talking point of your outfit. Find out how you too can ace this look with a few pointers.
Too shy to go all the way? Give this style a chance by starting with wearing just one statement earring. Pick something eye-catching and suitably large with a focal design point so you don’t need any other accessories. A singular hoop earring, Ear cuff, tassel dangler, or even an extra long length bauble with funky accents can really do the trick.
Sonakshi Sinha & Kalki Koechlin In A Single Statement Earring
If you’re more of a go big or go home kinda gal then you definitely have the confidence to wear earrings in different lengths. The deliberate mismatch is sure to attract attention and everyone in the know will give you props for your fashion experimentation. Pick something long like shoulder dusters in one ear and contrast it with minimalist earrings like studs in the other.
Priyanka Chopra In Varied Length Earrings
This is another one for those who are no wallflowers when it comes to dressing up. It works just as easily with statement earrings or minimalist earrings especially if there is enough contrast between the two. Mixing up different shapes and colours of earrings will surely give your entire outfit a pop, negating the need for any other styling. You could also use this principle to mix and match different metals like gold with rose gold or silver as well as diamonds with yellow gold.
Sonam K Ahuja In Earrings With Contrasting Colours & Shapes
If you’re strictly a minimalist earrings person and don’t want to invest big in a passing fad then mixing sizes is a great way to partake without a massive investment or overhaul of your existing collection. The brilliant thing about this hack is that it can work with everything from diamond studs to hoop earrings because all you need is a substantially noticeable size difference to make it work. You can also keep the mixed sizes within the same family by using the same shape of earrings in varied sizes or you can even opt for totally shapes for a total contrast.
Sonam K Ahuja In Hoop Earrings In Mixed Sizes
Sources: Jewellerycraze.com, Vogue.in, Instagram.com, Elle.in