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12 Earrings That Will Distract Everyone From Your Boring Outfit

From pom poms to subtle hoops.

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Close-up of an interlocking gold hoop earring Photo: Laura Lombardi

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Dressing for cooler weather is something I look forward to all year, but the reality is that I get lazy when the temperature dips below 65 degrees. My focus shifts from trendy to practical, which means I can be found exclusively in different combinations of turtlenecks and high-waisted jeans — with the occasional dramatic long dress — from September through March.

That being said, there is a trick to making these widely underwhelming outfits work, and that’s by adding fun accessories like statement earrings.

We’re not just talking “big” and “bright” (although if you have any big and bright pairs, those will work, too). Some of the most fun options this season are surprisingly subtle, like these squiggle earrings by Wknd, or these tortoise-splashed hoops from newcomer Machete for just $28. On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll find just as many pairs covered in fringe and pom poms, or mismatched shapes like these abstract body-shaped earrings from Knobbly Studio.

Here, we’ve rounded up a good mix of what’s out there right now, no matter your style, to get you inspired.

Laura Lombardi Interlock Earrings, $134
Laura Lombardi Interlock Earrings, $134
Machete Tortoise Margot Hoops, $38
Machete Tortoise Margot Hoops, $38
Minoux Lucky Earrings, $128
Minoux Lucky Earrings, $128
Young Frankk Bauble Earrings, $92
Young Frankk Bauble Earrings, $92
Reea Collective Jacques Earrings, $30
Reea Collective Jacques Earrings, $30
Lizzie Fortunato Daisy Drop Earrings, $185
Lizzie Fortunato Daisy Drop Earrings, $185
Frankie Shop Drop Earrings, $74
Frankie Shop Drop Earrings, $74
Rachel Comey Resist Earrings, $150
Rachel Comey Resist Earrings, $150
Knobbly Studio Abstract Nude Earrings, $135
Knobbly Studio Abstract Nude Earrings, $135
WKNDLA Lia Squiggle Earring, $90
WKNDLA Lia Squiggle Earring, $90