Earring Stacking Tips For Multiple Piercings To Curate Your Ear In Style
March 25, 2022
A stylishly stacked ear speaks volumes. Hoops or huggies, cuffs or crawlies, studs or statements, there are several combinations one can create to dress an ear for that ultimate ear party. Some see multiple earrings to be crowded chaos, but if done correctly, a cluster of well-picked earrings can create an eclectic artist's canvas. It can convey your personality, whether edgy, romantic quirky, or simply fun.
But as we know, jewellery styling doesn't come with a serious rule book. The core is to have fun with the fundamentals. So we are sharing some earring stacking ideas which you can then pick and choose to craft your own personal style. Read on!
Ear Anatomy is everything
Your ear shape is vital when it comes to piercing placement. Not everyone's lobe has the area to support a transverse lobe, main lobe, upper lobe, and anti-tragus piercing. Likewise, not all cartilage curves can sport a forward helix and a regular helix and everything else in between (industrial, snug, auricle, etc). Avoid closely stacked ear piercings to avoid clutter. Also, distribute the piercings wisely. If you keep only one side of the ear (outer rim) heavily pierced then it will create a visual disbalance.
Try to strike a balance between your lobe shape and size and your earring. Smaller ears should opt for lightweight and miniature earrings - like tiny solitaire studs and super thin yet sparkly huggies. Larger ears definitely have a bigger space to play with but they should also avoid all large chunky pieces at once because that can easily overwhelm. The key is to master the negative space!
Create a Theme
To lend a depth of dimension to your earring stacking, pick a theme like a night sky or a day at the sea. This is especially helpful to stacking beginners who want to wear earrings of conflicting shapes, sizes, and colours. Even mismatch is a theme if you can play it well aesthetically.
While creating these themes, see to it that you don't go too matchy-matchy when it comes to the shapes and sizes of the ear studs. For example, don't wear two of these round-cut solitaire studs of the same size in consecutive piercings. They will create the visual illusion of wearing just one big piece. You can play with the sizes of the studs, just so much, or go for one round and one oval shape to add a spot of interest.
As we did with similar designs, even too daring to be different earrings can also clash when it comes to stacking. If you plant a dainty dangler and a chunky hoop together, of course, they will sting the eyes.
Dare to dainty
For the earrings stacking newbies, if you are unsure of the size of the earrings shut your eyes and go for tiny stud earrings. They are easy to wear and leave enough space between two piercings to make your ear look clutter-free. Also for new piercings, these studs are featherweight wears and super convenient.
Besides studs, hoop earrings are the hot latest trend for ear stacking. A snuggly baby version of our beloved hoops, huggies are minimal, simple yet stylish. You can wear them on your lobe as well as on your helix piercing.
Pair Statement with simple
Multiple piercings look edgy enough, but if you want to add some badassery to the mix, don't shy away from throwing a pair of statement earrings to jazz it up further. Go for an oversized hoop for your first lobe piercing, followed by tiny stone-studded studs or stone-encrusted dainty huggies on your helix piercing. For a complex statement piece like these Effortless Radiance Earrings or this Emerald Tower Earrings, pick up a simple companion piece like a watercolor stone stud accentuating the leaf shape for the former or an emerald stud for the latter. You can keep the same colour family yet slide in a different style to keep the look interesting.