From subtle minis to attention-commanding shoulder-grazers, hoops are a perennial style embraced by celebs, working girls and stay-at-home moms alike. Yes, they are a very personal choice (probably just as much as your red lipstick is), but once you figure out your favorite size, you will not want to wear anything else.
In the 80’s, musician Sade was the poster girl for thick hoops. Today, models and It girls flaunt the style all over the Instagram. Hoop earrings were used by ancient civilizations to symbolize eternity; right now they are statement-making accessories and can be seen everywhere, from cocktail parties to basketball games.
Truth be told, every modern woman should have at least one pair of hoop earrings in her jewelry box. The greatest thing about them is that they will go with literally anything in your wardrobe. If you don’t like all eyes on you, choose a mini size, or go for tiny charm hoops. If, on the other hand, you think bigger is better, don’t shy away from choker-size hoops, or really chunky circles that scream “look at me”.
Sterling silver hoops are a fantastic choice for any occasion. Keep them simple for everyday outfits, and go for gemstone embellished hoops on special occasions.