These Spring 2016 Earring Trends Are Anything But Subtle — PHOTOS

Any chance you hung onto your sparkly dangle puff earrings from Limited Too? Because Spring 2016 earring trends celebrate loud statements, shiny embroidery, and sci fi-ish quirk. It's time to let your freak flag fly — or, well, dangle.

While 2015 was all about minimalist stud earring looks, Spring '16 NYFW indicated that this season will be anything but. It's almost like all the couture designers teamed up and decided to go big or go home. Oscar de la Renta went regal with giant tapestry earrings, Gucci opted for stacked embellished medallions, and Prada's models rocked, in the words of In Style, "head-turning embellished orbs that looked like disco ball ornaments." And, not exactly surprisingly, goth-loving Alexander Wang went for long chain links.

Ultimately, I think Man Repeller's Amelia Diamond best captured how to approach this (or any other) trend. She advised, "Remember that in the best way possible, spring means nothing when it comes to seasoning your lobe, which means now is as good a time as any to showcase the evergreen, big earring 'trend' ... Put a dangly disco ball on your ear and call it a holiday." #Preach

Since designer earrings don't come cheap (and who has extra money for pricy earrings after splurging on festival tickets, anyway??), I pulled together ways to channel the hottest looks for under $50. You're welcome.

1. Round And/Or Fluffy


All the childhood craft bin feels.

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Metallic Fabric Ball Drop

Metallic Fabric Ball Drop Earrings, $9.59, Topshop

Do these look almost identical to the above or what?

Seafoam Faux Fur Pom-Pom Drop Earrings

Faux Fur Pom-Pom Drop Earrings, $9.59, Topshop

I'm so into the viking mermaid vibe happening here.

Pink Faux Fur Pom-Pom Drop Earrings

Faux Fur Pom-Pom Drop Earrings, $9.59, Topshop

It's like getting to wear cotton candy. #DreamsDoComeTrue

2. Oversized Feathers

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Sorry, birds...

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Forest Dreams Earrings

Forest Dreams Earrings, $27, FeatherPixie

These earrings are basically the equivalent of wearing a rainbow.

Long Feather Earrings

Long Feather Earrings, $27, Bohoreina

Boho bliss to the max.

Feather Dangle Earrings

Feather Dangle Earrings, $16.06, Skullbag

Soft blue tones add a whimsical vibe.

3. Chain Gang

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Feeling punky? Channel all things hardware store on your lobes this season.

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Silver Chain Earrings

Silver Chain Earrings, $9.95, FarisDesignsJewelry

100 percent sterling silver makes these chains easy to pair with anything.

Gold Chain Link Earrings

Gold Chain Link Earrings, $9, ReadyToStare


4. Giant Geometrics


It's like math homework. But so, so much more fun.

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Open Brass Triangle Studs

Open Brass Triangle Studs, $32, Rachel Pfeffer Designs

Sterling silver and brass keep these dramatic triangle earrings nice and light.

Cuboid Earrings

Cuboid Earrings , $17, PlasticPalette

OK, are these the coolest thing ever or what?

Oversized Geometric Hoops

Oversized Geometric Hoops, $40, mariaHandmade

I can't look away...

5. Abstract Shapes

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Stolen from MOMA?

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Rubber Cut Out Earrings

Rubber Cut Out Earrings, $9.59, Topshop

Just the right amount of whimsy.

Twisted Effect Earrings

Twisted Effect Earrings, $19.90, Zara

Drama, drama, drama.

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