It’s a trend you may have seen on the runways and gracing the ears of celebrities like Gigi Hadid, Emma Watson, and Scarlett Johansson. The mismatched earring trend is a fun way to add some instant intrigue to an otherwise dull outfit.
You'll need to keep a few key considerations in mind when attempting this trend. It’s essential that you choose two earrings which are obviously different from one another. The last thing you want is for people to think you accidentally mixed up two similar earrings. The point is to look like your deliberately mismatched your earrings, not that you got dressed in the dark!
Two drastically different earring shapes are the ideal pairing, while mix and matching aesthetics can also send a statement. Punk icons know that pearls juxtaposed with spikes or safety pins, for example, make for a classic rebellious mixed pairing.
One stud, one drop earring
One of the best ways to wear mismatched earrings is to wear one stud earring on one ear and one drop earring on your other ear. By pairing earrings of two drastically different sizes, you're playing with asymmetry. A simple stud with an over-the-top feather or striking dangling earring has a bohemian feel.
For informal looks at festivals or day events, you can be as creative with your mixing and matching as you want. For more formal evening looks, keep earrings in the same metal or color scheme for an elevated look.
Check out some of these sets you can mix and match for an eclectic and striking look.
For an eclectic bohemian look that pairs with floaty maxi dresses and cowboy boots, try these mismatched pairings.
Daisies and Diamonds
Embrace your inner flower child with this hippie-inspired pairing of a daisy diamond stud and a long diamond pendulum drop earring.
Pretty in Pink
Pair a pink pear-shaped tourmaline stud with a pendulum style earring featuring a select choice of tourmaline baguettes in varying shades of pink & red.
Punks were the original creators of the mismatched jewelry look, and their aesthetic is still relevant today. Try these pairings to add some rock ‘n’ roll edge to any outfit.
Channel your inner Vivienne Westwood with this punk pairing that combines a romantic drop earring with heart-shaped 1ct ruby gemstones with a black diamond laurel stud.
Pirates were the originators of a single statement earring and were particularly known for a single gold hoop. For a modern take on the pirate look, pair one of these gold skull studs with a diamond triple hoop earring.
Mismatched earrings make a bold and confident statement that helps you stand out from the crowd. This trend does require a shift from your traditional jewelry comfort zone, but rock it with confidence, and you’ll pull off the look and make them look twice.
Explore our full range of earrings to find your perfect mismatched pair.