Despite huge statement earrings being a thing this year, one woman has done enough to change all that. Over the past few months, Meghan Markle's stud earrings have made an appearance time and time again, suggesting that they're the one accessory she really can't live without. Of course, every occasion calls for a different pair but the royal's penchant for discreet styles may just put an end to the dangly trend.
While Markle's sister-in-law, the Duchess of Cambridge, prefers dainty drop earrings or stand-out designs that can be seen from afar, Markle opts for delicate barely noticeable pieces. Even her wedding day earrings were super pared back.
There have been a couple of times where the royal has chosen not to wear studs but these have been few and far between. Her favoured designs range from mismatched styles to floral-inspired diamond earrings. In January, she even went budget and donned a silver pair costing just £49.99.
And it seems like Markle has caused a surge in stud sales. A spokesperson for global fashion search engine Lyst told me that stud earrings "are currently the most bought style of earring on Lyst" and that "searches for studs are up 52 percent compared to this time last year." The Meghan Markle effect has well and truly arrived, everyone.
I don't know if this is some kind of unwritten royal rule but you rarely seem to see a royal woman leave the house (or palace, I should say) not wearing earrings. So if you're a major jewellery fan, Markle is set to provide plenty of inspiration over the coming years.
Here's how you can imitate some of her most iconic stud looks: