When it comes to accessories, well, sometimes more is more! From rings to necklaces, stacking and layering have become the new style treatment. But careful curation is not important in any other area, like the ear stack. But, even for most fashion-savvy ones, matching, balancing, and curating perfectly stunning layered ear stack per ear, can be a tricky task. Here are a few inputs from reputed jewelry designers.
According to Emily Ko from Sit & Wonder, the shape of one’s ear and available space on the part determine the placements of ear piercings. For those having larger ear lobes, Emily suggests constellation-type piercings, which work really well filling up more space. For smaller lobes, spreading the piercings up the ear is best to leave your lobes less crowded.
The 40/60 Rule
But when in doubt about how to balance, there is a simple guideline, which Emily describes as the 40/60 rule. She likes to style around 40% of piercings with bolder or statement earrings, while the remaining 60% will be filled with understated and dainty pieces. Neat, balanced, and handy!
Mix n Match Styling
As per Chi Mai, the founder of S-kin Studio, mixing up textures and styles is the key to making your ear stack stand out. The rule of thumb here is to go with different textures and styles while layering, to make the jewelry shine, giving the allover stack a bit more oomph. Chi advises styling a pave hoop side by side with a plain hoop, a minimal hoop next to a chained stud, or adding a huggie to a dangly stud.
The Cascading Rule
Here also, the Cascading rule comes as a rescue in times of difficulty. As Chi explains, it’s the styling trick of curating earpieces, where the larger dangly pieces come at the front like firsts, seconds, etc. While the smaller, studs or more huggie pieces stack higher up the ear to the parts of thirds, conch, helix, etc. This balanced height of pieces gives an effortlessly elongated effect to your ear stack.
A lot has been said about 2020 and how weird it’s been for everyone, but not much has been said about the abundance of weird and wonderful fashion movements it gave birth to. Here’s a quick rundown of the top five trends of last year we surely won’t forget!
1. Midriff Flossing
Despite the predominant no-party theme of 2020, designers still found a way to bring flair to the rare red carpet events. One of the unconventional trends they set was the so-called midriff flossing. That’s when skirts or pants are tied with fastenings that wrap around the waist and connect to the upper section. This highlights the torso, and it’s a smart way for celebrities like Emily Ratajtowski, Zendaya, and even Victoria Beckham herself to show off their toned abs.
2. The Trend of All Trends — The #PillowChallenge
Can you rock a pillow dress with success? 2020 was quick to say yes! Especially when that dress was worn by celebrities like Halle Berry, Anne Hathaway, and Tracee Ellis Ross. When you’re stuck at home for prolonged periods of time, that’s bound to give birth to an abundance of unexpected yet incredibly amusing social media trends, and the Pillow Challenge was definitely at the top of people’s minds for months.
3. Extravagant Facewear
High fashion has long featured futuristic facewear in various collections, but it was 2020 that posed the biggest challenge for designers and celebrities alike — they had to include a face mask on every outfit. Superstars like Lady Gaga definitely stole the spotlight on that one. At the 2020 VMAs, Gaga wore not one but nine custom-made face masks for all her acceptance speeches (she won in five categories) and performances. Gaga collaborated with her favorite Nicola Formichetti, whose joint mission has always been to create awe-inspiring stage wear.
4. One of the Outlandish Trends: The Visible Thong
The visible thong trend isn’t exactly new, and if you remember the 90s, you can clearly see it’s yet another thing fashion has borrowed from the past. 2020 saw stars like Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Britney Spears, Hailey Bieber, and Jennifer Lopez sporting this trend.
As if the year couldn’t get any weirder, Justin Bieber had to go off and set a Croc trend. The old school rubbery shoe brand partnered with the hit singer last October, and their collaboration collection was literally sold out in less than 90 minutes. You can say whatever you want, but this collaboration proved you can indeed be comfy and stylish all at the same time.