3 Loud Earrings to Balance Your Winter Bulk

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Trina Turk Cleopatra Drop Earrings
Chunky sweaters and tall, chunky boots seem to be consuming fashion lately and, although it’s appropriate in the cold weather, it’s difficult to work with a non-existing neckline. To solve this “stuffy” issue, try grabbing a nifty pair of earrings to amplify your winter look and prevent from looking like a Pillsbury dough girl. Show off your fashion sense with a bulky pair of earrings that will not only prove you have good taste, but balance out your winter clothing.

I usually pick daintier earrings for the summer because I like them, but most of all because they're convenient to wear to and from work. But when fall/winter hits, I prefer hints of color and definitely more shapely earrings. I figure if a sweater hides my silhouette, I might as well have attention-grabbing earrings to make up for it.

Bebe seems to have sexy down, and their Double Snake earrings prove that. I own a pair of these sassy, dangly earrings and they haven’t let me down. The only thing that will help show off this pair is by letting your guard down and putting your hair up with this pair of mesmerizing earrings. The two snakes intertwine, creating a cool, wide earring with crystal accents to define the design. Any outfit will look venomous when wearing this intricate earring. This is a great way to make last year's beat-up sweater look like this year's number one trend.

Banana Republic Cabernet chandelier earring
If the gloomy weather is bringing you down, don’t let the funk affect your style. Grab an earring with a hint of color. Try Trina Turk's Cleopatra drop earrings that exude seductive Egyptian elegance with a humble twist. The earrings are also shaped like a twisted snake but have a pinch of color with pink charms hanging from the design. I love the combination of bright yellow gold and the loud pink-- perfect to go along with a grey day.

Grey days may be here, but so are all the Christmas lights and decorations! Every year it seems so weird when transitioning from fall into winter. It always seems so sudden and unexpected. But, one thing that always manages to put a smile on my face is Christmas lights and anything that reminds me of the season. Chandelier earrings are a stable for winter time and make an appearance year after year. I’m diggin’ the bright-yet-classy Banana Republic Cabernet Chandelier earring. Wear them to every holiday party or not, but either way you’ve got a sexy pair of earrings that help justify your bright lipstick to go with it, or maybe I’m just talking about myself again. Enjoy ladies. 'Tis the season to be Jolly...

→ Buy the Bebe Double Snake Earrings, $24.00, at bebe.com.
→ But the Trina Turk Cleopatra Drop Earrings, $63.75 (was $85-- save 25%!), at bloomingdales.com.
→ Buy the Banana Republic Cabernet Chandelier Earrings, $45.00, at bananarepublic.com.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.