HOW TO STACK EARRINGS
CONSIDER EAR ANATOMY
CURATE EAR PIERCINGS ACCORDINGLY
CHOOSE PIECES THAT COMPLEMENT EACH OTHER
CONSIDER THE EARRING LENGTH
AVOID WEARING EARRINGS THAT ARE TOO SIMILAR
AVOID WEARING EARRINGS THAT ARE TOO DIFFERENT
Wearing earrings that are too different is the worst possible sin you can commit when stacking earrings. If you're wearing a pair of dainty, dangly earrings with big chunky hoops, it will just look like a hot mess. Not only will it be difficult to style the earrings correctly, but it will also be difficult for people to focus on any one piece.
When choosing different earrings to stack, make sure that the length and the design are cohesive. For example, you can wear a pair of stud earrings with a pair of dainty hoops. Or, you could wear a pair of long, linear earrings with a pair of shorter studs. As long as the overall look is cohesive, you'll be good to go!
Also, avoid wearing very different shapes together unless they follow a theme. For example, don't wear a circular hoop earring next to a square stud. The earring shapes will just compete, and neither one will stand out. Instead, stick to similar or complementary shapes, and you'll be safe.
START AT SIMPLE
Not only will layering earrings allow you to get more mileage out of your earring collection, but it will also make you look like a style pro. Just be careful not to go too crazy, or you'll end up with a mismatched look, and no one wants that!
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.
One earring stack idea is to layer simple earring styles with more complex pieces. For example, wear a pair of tiny studs with an extravagant, long earring set in gold or silver tones to create a standout look that isn't overpowering.
Also, keep in mind that this styling trick works best with minimal clothing. The more you have going on, the harder it will be to find a great pairing for your statement pieces. As a rule, if you have lots of embellishments going on already in your ensemble, then avoid wearing bulky layered earrings.
There are different types of dangling earrings- some with long chains, some with short chains, and some with no chain at all. But the important thing to remember is that all types of dangling earrings need a little bit of support in order to stay put. So, when you're stacking your earrings, make sure to choose a few pairs that will dangle nicely together without getting tangled up.
For more intrigue, add a dangling pair of cascading earrings. These super long earrings look best when worn in your first lobe piercing so that you can complement them with cute studs and earring huggies in your other piercings. For a look that's a little bit more whimsical, try mixing and matching different lengths of chains.
F.Y.I., the longer your cascading earrings are, the more intense your stacked earring look will be. Thus, opt for a longer style if you're going for glam. If you want a more muted earring look, go for something shorter.
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 is alternating between tiny stud earrings and hoops. This stacking style will provide a break from the heavyweight of hoops and create 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 then several small studs along the outer edge of the hoop. This 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
Since small earring studs are so versatile, most women have a handful in their jewelry box. But here's the thing, you don't have to reserve them for casual looks only. Their small size also makes them perfect for stacking.
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
Ears are not just for pierced earlobes anymore. Cartilage piercings have been around for a while, but now there are even more options! Conch, tragus, daith, and rook piercings are all popular choices for people who want to add some personality to their look.
But with all of these new choices comes a new question: how do you stack your earrings?
Studs are an excellent option for tragus piercings because they are comfortable and easy to wear. When you opt for a tiny stud for your tragus area, this small earring style usually blends in seamlessly and complements all other piercings effortlessly.
Likewise, a helix piercing adds an edgy and innovative twist to your ear stack. Everyday earrings like dainty hoops are ideal for this area because this delicate earring style hangs gently from your helix piercing without pulling.
PLAY IT SAFE
Most people know that stacking earrings can cause discomfort or damage if they wear too many earrings at once. This problem is especially true for those who like to stack their piercings with dangly pieces of jewelry.
A. Dangly earrings can be dangerous. The reason why dangly pieces of jewelry can be dangerous is that 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.
- When moving your head or hair around, always use caution, 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 that 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 are a fun way to express your personal style. Whether you opt for a minimalist look or go all out with dangly earrings, there are endless possibilities when it comes to ear stacking. Just remember to take precautions if you plan on wearing heavy earrings and always listen to your body if you start to feel discomfort. With a little bit of care, you can enjoy stacking earrings for years to come!