When my hair looked like this:
I wore big earrings. There was SO MUCH HAIR that anything subtle or small just got lost. There was no point. Might as well have gone bare-lobed. I have on a pair of thick, medium-sized hoops in this photo but you can just barely see them, am I right? It was hair vs. earrings every time.
Now that my hair looks like this:
I wear tiny earrings. I mean, not all the time. Some outfits definitely demand big, funky danglers and I do love to wear those and show them off in certain contexts. But overall I’ve shifted to studs, and larger earring styles often seem … wrong somehow. It took me ages to figure out why, but I think I’ve got it.
This pixie cut exposes my neck, so I’ve been inclined to do a lot of scarves and chunky necklaces. With such a close crop, doing big earrings AND a big necklace creates an imbalance. You can see all of both, and it just looks like a jewelry hogpile in my face/neck area. With scarves, it’s more of a safety issue. Anything longer than a few centimeters is likely to snag on the scarf, giving me visions of torn earlobes and ER visits. So I’ve stuck to studs on most days, and loved the clean, streamlined look they create.
And that’s your dose of sartorial overthinking for the day.
Ever give thought to balancing your earrings with your hairstyle? If you’ve got a short cut, do you do big earrings or small ones? Switch off? Make the choice based on other outfit elements, like necklaces and necklines? If you’ve got long hair, ever feel like small earrings are a waste? Do you go big and bold to offset your locks?