As is so often the case in the world of fashion, there aren’t really any no-go’s when it comes to wearing earrings with glasses. After all, boundaries only exist in our heads. Nevertheless, there are (as in every fashion sector) a few recommendations and style tips for combining accessories and jewellery. But what exactly is the advice for wearing today’s most popular fashion accessory, glasses, with the all-time classic, earrings? Are these two accessories in competition with each other? Clash or cooperation? Find out for yourself in this blog post!
If you are wearing a classic frame style, you can go for more extravagant earrings. On the other hand, if you like to wear brightly coloured, thick glasses, you can avoid “overloading” your face by doing without earrings. Extravagant frames in combination with very eye-catching earrings can mean that neither of the two accessories will stand out in the end. With a subtle rectangular frame (or, for a little more femininity, a subtle cat-eye frame) there is enough room for statement earrings. Finally, if you like classic frame shapes in bright colours or with small unique features, ear studs are enough for a harmonious overall look.
Same and Same Work Well Together
An age-old trick to set off beautiful accents is to repeat colours. If golden earrings dangle from your earlobes, glasses with a few golden elements can match really well. A suitable model is this round pair of glasses from Dsquared2, where only the double bridge and temples shine in gold. However, if you like big golden earrings, you should avoid all gold glasses so you don’t make your face look like a treasure chest. Too much gold can look over the top.
Hula Hoops Are Not an Accessory!
Okay, there are limits. Round glasses with hoops can look great – as long as the hoops aren’t too big! Of course, there is nothing wrong with giant hoop earrings in principle but if you don’t want to look like Saturn, you should keep the balance both in terms of quantity and quality of hoops. “The bigger, the better” only applies to hoops when they are the only accessory in your head area. If you don’t want to do without them, at least choose angular or slightly pointed glasses so that there is some contrast between the shapes.
Et qu’en est-il de mon haut ?
Even though both glasses and earrings are part of your overall look, it doesn’t always matter if they are matching. You can certainly choose your earrings by looking at your top and ignoring the glasses for the time being. If you have earrings that match the pattern or ornamental decorations of your top, it would be difficult to also match your glasses. The recommendation at this point is to keep it simple! Go for a simple pair of glasses that don’t interfere with your overall look.
Combining Glasses and Earrings for Men
Nowadays, earrings tend to be associated with women’s accessories, but a glance at history shows that men of many different cultures have worn earrings for thousands of years. Nowadays, earrings have become a niche product in the world of men’s fashion. Subcultures in which earrings can be seen regularly, however, are the hip-hop culture and hipster scene. Since hip hoppers tend to wear jewellery as a status symbol and flat earrings are a must in addition to Cuban chains. Even the plaster is sometimes worn like a piece of jewellery, which rapper Nelly actually wore as a symbol of remembrance of his imprisoned brother as early as the 90’s. Since flat earrings and chains are often quite obvious “bling”, subtle metal rim glasses are recommended here. For example, pilot glasses with thin frames really suit this look.
Hipsters, on the other hand, like to wear stretchers or tunnels in their ears. In general, hipster fashion is about combining rather old-fashioned clothes and fancy hairstyles (such as side cuts, undercuts and full beards) with the style of dress that is popular in the subculture of hardcore punk. Accordingly, the man in the picture above is wearing browline glasses, which are among the most popular frames for men dating back to the 60s. Horn-rimmed glasses in combination with tunnels and earplugs are a good combination if you’re going for the hipster look.
There are many ways to combine your earrings and glasses. Take a look in your jewellery box to see what you regularly wear and then take a look in our range to see what might go with it.