I’m sure most of us can relate to those moments where your outfit just doesn’t look quite the way you want it to and you can’t put your finger on it. Usually, it’s a lack of accessories.
That is why statement earrings are the easiest way to punch up any outfit. That being said, such a show-stopping piece can be quite tricky. Scroll through the gallery for some helpful styling tips and see how stars like Rainie Yang and Jolin Tsai work their own ear candy.
Show off your punchy baubles by pulling your hair back into a ponytail or updo like Taiwanese singer Rainie Yang. If you prefer to wear your hair down and veer from the expected, these pom pom earrings would look just as interesting peeking through big loose curls.
Photo: Rainie Yang/Instagram
When styling a striking accessory, you want to keep the rest of your get-up simple. But the number one rule is to show them off! The “Play” singer paired her Fendi hoop earrings with a romantic white Victorian prairie number, red lips and her hair tucked behind her ears. If you are going to wear your hair down like Jolin Tsai, don’t over-crowd your face and drape your hair gracefully behind your shoulders.
Photo: Jolin Tsai/Instagram
Bright, shiny statement earrings are necessarily just for a night out. Bust them out during the daytime and add an unexpected twist to your casual ensemble. Again, make sure to keep everything else minimal.
Also, while some ladies prefer a matchy-matchy palette with their earrings and outfit, don’t be afraid to throw in a pair of earrings in a contrasting pop of colour. The gorgeous veteran actress styled her prism hoop earrings with a comfy pink Felix the Cat sweater by Scotch & Soda and bracelets that match her earrings.
Photo: Fann Wong/Instagram
If your outfit has a tricky neckline, then you have the perfect opportunity to draw attention to your décolletage. Earrings will help to bring focus and attention to your face and accentuate your collarbone.
Hence, it’s important to find one that suits your face shape. Generally, if you have a rounder face, a long narrow style earring like this pair seen on Taiwanese socialite and tastemaker Sun Yun Yun will help to slim down the face.
Photo: Sun Yun Yun/Instagram
Keep your statement earring ensemble straight-laced for work with a sleek white blouse layered under a staple checkered blazer as seen on radio deejay Sonia Chew. Pull your hair back in a low pony to flaunt those baubles and leave soft tendrils of hair framing your face for balance before you strut out the door.
Photo: Sonia Chew/Instagram
While it’s a good idea to steer clear from competing statement jewellery, you shouldn’t be afraid of incorporating supporting accessory like a delicate gold bracelet or watch. If your statement earrings are in a gold or silver colour, choose accessories of the same metal. Borrow a leaf from local radio jockey Kimberly Wang’s book and pick a dainty arm candy that matches the gold in her earrings.
Photo: Kimberly Wang/Instagram
When it comes to pairing a bag with your earrings, choose a subtle clutch that doesn’t compete for attention but is still complementary. Taiwanese girl group S.H.E member, Ella Chen, teamed her gold chandelier earrings with a nude purse from Tory Burch.
Photo: Ella Chen/Instagram
A nude lippy just wouldn’t do your statement making earrings justice. Opt for vibrant pink lip just like the hue seen on K-pop singer Tiffany Hwang will support the strength of the statement earrings while also suiting the overall bold and fancy look.
For the eyes, try a winged eyeliner look that is bold yet refined, perfect for this uptown chic look.
Photo: Tiffany Hwang/Instagram
Contrary to popular belief, you can accessorise even if you’re wearing a highly patterned garment. Follow Victoria’s Secret angel Ming Xi’s lead and match the colour of your earrings to your outfit.
When wearing dangly earrings, go with a sleek hairdo instead of a voluminous one that wouldn’t pull the focus away from your bold jewellery.
Photo: Ming Xi/Instagram