You’ve all heard of the arm party; where you decorate your wrists in lots of bangled, bracelets, a watch, and anything else you want to pile on to create an interesting look with your accessories. Just take a look at Pinterest if by some phenomenon you’ve never heard of an arm party, and you’ll get the idea. It can be a lot of fun to mix and match your favorite accessories to create a cool look. However, the arm party isn’t the be all and end all these days. These days, it’s all about the ear party! The ear party is one of the newest and coolest ways to add interest to a look. However, it must be balanced out right to look amazing. Here’s how you can create your own:
Your Statement Earring
Your statement earring will ideally be located in the first hole. This could be a large hoop, or something smaller, but it should definitely be a pretty, cool, or noticeable shape. You can buy pearl earrings that fit the bill perfectly if they would suit your style. Once you have your statement earring in the first hole, you can move on to the rest of your ear.
If you have your second holes pierced, you need to make sure you have something not too heavy but still cool in this one. Ideally, it’ll be simple but noticeable. It should enhance your statement earring rather than take the attention away from it.
In your third hole, it’s a good idea to have something small and graphic, like a star. This shape is perfect, but you can have anything you like.
In the fourth hole, you want to go for something understated again. Some people choose a simple stud, for instance. When you carefully spread out your statement pieces and your understated pieces, you create a balanced look that can work on anyone.
Making Your Way Up The Ear
As you make your way up the ear, using hoops that hug the ear is a great way to add more texture. You can use as many as you like. Faux hoops are great if you’d rather not get a cartilage piercing, as well as ear cuffs. An ear cuff can simply be clipped on and away you go. You can find them in all sizes to suit whichever kind of look you’re going for that day!
Asymmetry is Key
When you’re creating your ear party, you must remember that asymmetry is key. You should never have both of your ears the same. Ideally, one will have all of the studs and interest and the other will be kept pretty simple. This is the best way to go about creating the perfect ear party.
If you need more inspiration for your ear party, Pinterest and Instagram are great places to start. Here, you’ll get a good idea of how to balance out different piercings and clip ons to create the perfect look. Have fun and see what you can come up with!