Are hoop earrings trashy?
Hoop earrings are popular accessories that perfectly complement a lot of outfits, but some people think that hoop earrings make wearers look trashy, not classy. It’s not true.
In fact, hoop earrings are classic accessories that have never actually gone out of style. You can see them everywhere from fast-fashion retailers such as H&M, to luxury brands such as Gucci and Cartier.
The history of hoop earrings
According to The New York Times, hoop earrings date back to the fourth century, when they were first introduced by the Nubians in what is now present-day Sudan, Africa. Both Egyptian men and women wore them, including members of the royalty. Queens and pharaohs such as Nefertiti, Hatshepsut, Tutankhamen, and Cleopatra all saw earrings “as something that enhanced one’s beauty and sexuality,” said Yekaterina Barbash, associate curator of Egyptian art at the Brooklyn Museum.
How to wear hoop earrings?
Hoop earrings are a fashion staple and every woman should have at least one pair that can be worn every day. There are plenty of sizes and designs of hoop earrings that range from formal to casual. Some have gemstones, while others are plain metal. Here are some styling tips on how to coordinate hoop earrings to match your outfit and occasion.
How to wear hoop earrings formally
For formal work occasions such as business meetings, business dinners, or just work in general, choose a delicate and small hoop earring.
Simple, plain, and small hoop earrings in either gold or silver are perfect for both casual and formal workplaces.
For a more elegant occasion such as a wedding or formal party, consider adding a few beads or gemstones to really elevate your glamorous attire.
How to wear hoop earrings casually
Just because you’re only going shopping or maybe catching a movie with friends, doesn’t mean you should leave those hoops behind. Choose a pair of everyone’s favorite – classic hoops. The diameter of a classic hoop ranges from 30-40mm, which pairs will pair well with your favorite white shirt and jeans.
Some people prefer oversized hoops. This “the bigger the better” statement piece will bring a certain attitude and attention to your outfit. Since all of the attention is brought front and center, you can keep your entire outfit simple so your look doesn’t become overly distracting and tacky.
Just a word of warning if you’d like to follow the trend of oversized hoop earrings, be aware of the possibility of pulling on your earrings by accident. Ouch!