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I’ve had pierced ears since I was 3, and I’ve worn glasses since I was even younger than that, and yet, for a good decade and a half, I shied away from big earrings. Growing up, I mostly wore studs because I was of the belief that in-your-face jewelry looks very dumb with glasses. Blame it on the times, blame it on my youth, whatever.
But then I went to college and got truly huge glasses and decided that I was wrong. I started wearing massive earrings in every shape and color. It became one of my things and remained so for years. And while I still love my oversized floral hoops and geometric gold danglies, styles change, and I’ve found myself finally giving into minimalism. Sort of.
My current favorite pair of earrings are the hoops that aren’t, from Erica Weiner. They’re large enough to feel substantial and present, but delicate enough to feel modern and adult. They’re also a little bit weird! (Check out that bowed shape and hand-hammered metal!) For now I have the gold fill ones, but maybe I’ll upgrade to the real deal if this understated earring thing sticks.