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Big earrings are a big trend this fall, so Racked hit up celebrity stylist Cher Coulter, who's recently collaborated with client and close friend Kate Bosworth on a jewelry subscription service JewelMint.com, for her top tips on how to pick earrings to flatter and frame your particular face shape. Here's what Coulter suggests.
Coulter: The perfect pair of earrings can truly elevate your look to another level. Because earrings are worn so close to the face, we should always keep in mind how certain shapes can compliment your bone structure. Consider what shape category your face falls into and what will enhance your good features, like your eyes or your hair.
1. If your face is round, it’s better for you to choose long or angular earrings to pull the eye down. Drop earrings would look amazing on you while also making a stylish statement. Try to avoid wide earrings like big hoops to avoid the appearance of a bulky face.
Isharya short gypsy 18k gold-plated earrings, $225 at Net-a-Porter
2. If you have an oval face, you’re incredibly lucky in the earring world. An oval face can carry a bunch of different styles. These stunning Mawi earrings would be my pick.
Mawi gold-plated jade drop earrings, $360 at Net-a-Porter
3. With a heart shaped face, lean towards shapes that expand at the bottom. Earrings that start off thin and get wider as they fall are ideal for your face shape. A simple teardrop shape would be perfect for everyday wear. Absolutely love these unique Dannijo ‘Amara’ earrings.
Dannijo "Amara" silver-plated earrings, $295 at Dannijo.com
4. If you have a square jaw line, your face is made to carry beautiful statement dangling earrings without them overpowering your features. Try, what I like to call “shoulder dusters” which are earrings that are so long they brush your shoulders. Turn up that drama! Get the look with these gorgeous Kenneth Jay Lane Earrings.
Kenneth Jay Lane "Award Winning" earrings, $154 at Zappos.com
5. If you face is narrow, try simple studs or wider shapes like chandelier earrings to add fullness to your face. Don’t shy away from chunky earrings as they would look great on you. Big hoops or simple studs are the way to go. Try to avoid dangling earrings that will make your face appear long. These Monica Vinader studs are so simple and chic.
Monica Vinader "Luna" labradorite earrings, $220 at Net-a-Porter.com
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