10 Unique Earring Trends That Will Set You Apart

I'm one of those people who typically only ever wears tiny little studs in my ears, if I wear any earrings at all. But recently I've been seeing so many unique earring trends that offer a big change from the standard pearls, chandeliers, and hoops. Upon seeing these bold designs crop up everywhere, I started wanting to experiment with some cool ones instead of my boring rose gold triangle studs.

The great thing about these earring trends is that they're a simple way to dip your toe into making a fashion statement rather than taking on more wild trends that may not be a good fit for office wear. So far, my favorite statement-making earring trends are ear cuffs, crawlers, and constellation earrings (not to be confused with constellation piercings, which I did at first).

Ear cuffs are great because you can wear them even if you don't have your ears pierced — all you have to do is find a piece that loops around the edge of your ear. Crawlers and constellation earrings are kind of similar. Crawlers are earrings that look like they're, well, "crawling" up your ear. They'll usually have one post that you loop into your ear and then an upwards design. Constellation earrings, on the other hand, are in the design of constellations (you can even get your zodiac sign!), and they look amazing moving up your ear or hanging off. Whichever unique earring trend you choose, you're bound to turn some heads.


This Simple Ear Cuff Makes A Subtle Statement


Sterling Silver Ear Cuff With Chain & Stud, $31, Amazon

Go casual or dressed up with this sterling silver ear cuff. The cuff is adjustable, so you can wear it anywhere on your ear that you'd like. Your earlobes do have to be pierced to wear this cuff because it connects to the stud with a cool silver chain, but you don't need any cartilage piercings to rock it.


Rock A Cuff With A Little Bling


18K Gold Ear Cuff Set, $44, Etsy

This set of ear cuffs are great worn together or separately. You can order them in 18K Rose Gold, 18K Yellow Gold, or Platinum Vermeil, and thecuffs are set with CZ stones for a beautiful amount of sparkle. They're made to fit all ears and are completely adjustable.


Look Edgy With A 14K Gold-Filled Cuff


Harry Mason Earcuff 14K Gold-Filled, $30, Amazon

Slip this cuff over your cartilage to add a bit of edginess to your Friday night look. The nickel-free, 14K gold-filled cuff won't irritate your skin, nor will it tarnish. Plus, it's super simple and secure. One user said, "This cuff is exceptionally easy to put on and has never fallen off."


Stay Simple With An Entirely Gold Crawler

Urban Outfitters

Ball Ear Climber Earring, $16, Urban Outfitters

Making a statement with your jewelry doesn't have to be super dramatic. This gold ball climber earring will be your go-to "Saturday night" accessory and your new everyday earring. It has an adjustable bar backing for the perfect fit every time.


Channel Your Inner Bohemian With A Feather Crawler


Pair Of Feather Ear Climbers, $38, Amazon

This stunning set of feather ear crawlers are made from solid sterling silver so they wont cause irritation. The earrings are incredibly detailed and sit beautifully on your earlobe, making it the perfect accessory to go with any outfit, whether you're headed to the park, a party, or even a wedding. You'll feel like you're getting in touch with your boho side when you put these on.


An Elegant But Edgy Ear Crawler


gorjana Ear Crawler, $24, Nordstrom

gorjana makes some of the prettiest and daintiest jewelry around. This super shiny, serrated ear crawler is trendy yet subtle. Each crawler features long post that can be adjusted to hug your earlobe just how you want it to.


Go Glam With A Bold Pair Of Sparkly Crawlers


MELANIE AULD Triangle Ear Crawlers, $68, Nordstrom

These beautiful crawlers are perfect for your next special occasion. The 14K-gold plated earrings are encrusted with rhinestones and feature a geometric gradient of triangles. If you're looking to amp up an outfit with just one element, try this.


A Constellation And A Star For Astronomy Lovers

BaubleBar Constellation Ear Climber & Stud Set, $34, Bloomingdales

An earring set that allows you to mix-and-match is perfect for indecisive folks who want something that's totally their own. This one includes two sets of earrings: a pair of climbers and a pair of studs, so you can choose to wear them however you like. They're plated in 14k gold, and are a simple and elegant way to try out this trend.


Add A Little "Starlight, Star Bright" To Your Look

Nadri Constellation Ear Cuffs, $50, Bloomingdales

These stunning, sparkling earrings are a wonderful choice if you don't want to dive headfirst into this trend. It's a subtle combo of crawler and constellation, and it features beautifully cut rhinestones that are reminiscent of a bright star.


A Pair Of Constellation Earrings That Truly Twinkles


Monoceros Constellation Ear Crawlers, $17, Etsy

Try out two different trends with this earring set. The asymmetrical pair of earrings feature the Big Dipper constellation, making them a perfect pick for astronomy lovers.

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