Wear ‘em with jeans and a tee. Or with a fab cocktail dress. Get brave and pile on a necklace, too (Neiman Marcus creative director Ken Downing gave me that tip earlier this season when we chatted at an event—the more, the better!). Because, especially when it comes to the holidays, studs play second fiddle to spiked, sparkly, shapely, totally attention-grabbing ear candy.
1. Orian earrings, $358 at Lionette. 2. Gemma Redux triangle drop earrings, $190 at Shopbop. 3. UFO jewel earrings, $44.50 at ASOS. 4. Rocks Paper Metal Spiced Rum earrings, $39 at More Is Love. 5. Eshvi Fang Drop earrings, $261.43 at Farfetch. 6. Kendall earrings, $495 at Dannijo. 7. Holly Fulton dropped tassel earrings, $263.24 at Farfetch. 8. Elizabeth Cole Mohawk earrings, $238 at AHAlife. 9. Jeweled cross earrings, $30 at River Island. 10. Ritzo earrings, $350 at Kelly Wearstler.