HOW TO STACK EARRINGS
There's more to stacking earrings than just throwing on a bunch of dangly earrings and calling it a day. In fact, there's an art to it. Here are some tips on how to stack earrings like a pro:
CONSIDER EAR ANATOMY WHEN STACKING
The first step to a great curated ear is to think about ear anatomy. Consider your ear shape because not every ear has enough space to house multiple lobe piercings or the correct cartilage contour for an inner ear piercing. What ear piercings and earrings will look good on you depends mainly on your ear anatomy.
CURATE EAR PIERCINGS ACCORDINGLY
Perfect ear-piercing placement is essential to a good earring stack. Don't make the mistake of getting a row of closely packed ear piercings and accenting them with oversized studs that cover the ear curve completely.
Apart of creating a beautiful ear design is to play with negative space. Wearing multiple earrings should look polished, but an overly cluttered ear comes off as sloppy and never looks beautiful. It is always best to opt for neat, tiny stud earrings arranged in a pattern that highlights the curves and contours of your ear.
For women with many piercings, it is best to stagger the placement of your tiny studs earrings for a more flattering look. Try not to put all your piercings in the same area or on the same side of your ear, which can look dull and overly done. Staggering earring placements add depth to a curated ear and breaks up the look of too much uniformity.
CHOOSE COMPLIMENTARY PIECES TO UP YOUR EAR GAME
CONSIDER THE EARRING LENGTH
AVOID WEARING EAR STACKERS THAT ARE TOO SIMILAR
START WITH SIMPLE EAR STACKS
When you're just starting, it's best to keep your earring stacking simple. Try wearing a pair of studs with a longer similar pair or wear two pairs with the same design in different sizes. As you become more comfortable with layering earrings, you can start experimenting with different shapes and ear designs.
MIX DAINTY + STATEMENT
As if having multiple piercings isn't badass enough, throw in an unexpected statement piece. When it comes to lobe earrings, sometimes more is more. A large hoop earring is perfect for your first ear-piercing, then stack it with subtle partners like smaller studs or even a cartilage hoop. Add more, but keep mismatched earrings equal in measure. Offset larger earrings with smaller styles like a cartilage hoop to keep your earring look uncluttered.
For an easy everyday earring stack, make like Rihanna and wear your smallest studs with a more oversized ear cuff. Draw the eye upwards by wearing small studs in your lobes (we love two or three), then throw on a chunky ear cuff for contrast. The result is effortless and cool.
STACKING CLUSTER EARRINGS
SLIDE IN A HUGGIE
PILING ON HOOPS
When it comes to stacking hoop earrings, there are many different ways you can potentially layer earrings to create an edgy and stylish look. The first technique is by tapering your hoops towards the back of the ear to become progressively smaller, mimicking the ear's natural shape. The widest hoop earring looks best placed in the broadest area of the ear, which is the ear lobe, and then progressively getting smaller.
The second technique for stacking earring hoops alternates between tiny stud earrings and hoops. This stacking style provides a break from the heavyweight of hoops and creates a beautiful pattern on your ear. Simply start with the smallest stud in the front of the ear and graduate to a hoop, then back to another stud. Repeat this pattern until you've reached the back of your ear.
Another simple method for stacking earring hoops is linking your hoops together in three different sections; one at the top, one in the middle, and one at the bottom. All three areas connect via a chain that also keeps each hoop stable. This style is perfect for those who want a bit of movement in their earrings without going too crazy.
Finally, the last technique is to wear one large hoop earring and several small studs along the outer edge of the hoop. This ear style looks amazing and keeps the focus on the hoop while still providing some visual interest along the outermost part of your ear. Simply start with the hoop and then add studs as you move towards the back of your ear.
STACKING STUD EARRINGS
Stacking studs is an easy way to experiment with how many earrings you want in your ears without creating a look that's too busy. Three pairs of small earring studs are ideal for everyday wear, but if you prefer more of a statement stack, go all out with five pairs. Just make sure the earrings are all of a similar size and style, or you'll wind up looking mismatched, which looks great on some people but can look a bit haphazard if you're not careful.
When stacking studs, try to avoid mixing metals. Instead, opt for a single metal and keep the earrings in the same color family. This will create a more polished look and ensure that your small studs aren't competing with each other. Mismatched colors can look great too, but they require a bit more styling finesse to pull off.
Also, keep in mind that round studs are an easy starting point for newbies. If it's your first time stacking stud earrings, go with a classic round shape. Want to take things up a notch? Try square or diamond shapes for extra flair!
THINK OUTSIDE OF THE LOBE
PLAY IT SAFE
Most people know that stacking earrings can cause discomfort or damage their lobes if they wear too many at once. This problem is especially true for those who like to stack their piercings with dangly jewelry pieces.
A. Dangly earrings can be dangerous. Dangly pieces of jewelry can be dangerous because they can easily get caught on things. This can cause the earrings to become dislodged from the ear or, worse, pull on the earring post and damage the ear.
If you are going to wear dangly pieces of jewelry, it is essential to take a few precautions:
- Only wear as many pieces as your ear can comfortably support.
- Space out dangly earrings so that they don't bunch up together.
- Always use caution when moving your head or hair around, especially if the dangly earrings are close to your face.
B. Stick to lightweight earring styles. Buy dainty earrings that won't stretch out your ear lobe piercings the way heavy earrings might. Sticking to small earrings, tiny hoops, or even delicate threader earrings can save your ears.
C. Limit yourself. If you must wear heavy earrings, try wearing them for only a short time. Try to limit the weight you place on your ear lobes by reserving heavy earrings for special occasions. If you plan to wear heavy earrings, make sure to take them off as soon as your event is over.
D. Another good idea is to buy hollowed-out earrings to reduce the weight on your lobes. Hollow-out earrings are an excellent option if you want the look of heavy earrings but don't want the weight to cause discomfort.
E. Use earring backs. If you are determined to wear heavy earrings, using earring backs can help distribute the weight more evenly. Sturdy earring backs will help prevent your earrings from tugging on your piercings and causing discomfort.
F. Don't overdo it! The bottom line is that you should always listen to your body. If you feel discomfort or pain, it is probably a sign that you are wearing too many earrings. Try taking a break from ear stacking and give your ears time to heal.
Stacking earrings is a great way to add a touch of personality to any outfit. By mixing and matching different styles, you can create a look that's completely unique to you. With a little practice, you'll be a pro at stacking earrings like a pro in no time!