Oversized Earrings - The Everyday Fashion Essential
Bigger is better. It’s a common cliche but one we like to live by. Some things are better in bigger packages – including earrings. Oversized earrings have overtaken the humble stud as the classic everyday style. There’s no quicker way to elevate jeans and a t-shirt than slipping on a big pair of hoops or drop earrings.
Oversized earrings are a hero piece for your closet. Your ears are prime real estate and can shape the overall look of your outfit. Whether you’re choosing maximalist shoulder-length drop earrings or more subtle gold hoops, there’s an oversized earring for everyone.
We’re sharing our favorite oversized earrings at Malibu Sunday and how you can style them for any occasion.
Why We Love Oversized Earrings
Oversized earrings were one of the biggest trends of 2023, and they show no signs of slowing down in 2024. Everything from sculptural earrings to supersized hoops has been popping up on the red carpet and all over our Instagram feed.
We love oversized earrings for how easy they are to style. They’re a fuss-free accessory that instantly transforms your outfit. Heading out for cocktails after work? Swap out your earrings. Need to dress up a little black dress? Add a dramatic dangle earring.
You can style your oversized earrings with any hairstyle, whether you’re rocking a baseball cap and a ponytail or an elegant updo. These jewelry staples are the accessories you’ll keep tucked in the pocket of your purse for when you need an extra confidence boost.
Celebrities like Hailey Bieber, Kim Kardashian, and Hillary Duff have proven that oversized gold earrings are the one accessory that will never go out of style. Whether you’re building a capsule closet or adding to your earring collection, you want supersized earrings you can style with any outfit.
Oversized Hoop Earrings
Nothing is chicer than a classic gold hoop – except when it’s oversized! Our ‘Maxwell’ chubby hoop earrings are a staple you’ll reach for every day. They take the classic gold hoop and make them quirkier with a width silhouette. These are the earrings we could picture TV style icons like Rachel Green or Carrie Bradshaw wearing.
There’s a certain ‘diva’ energy that comes with oversized hoops. It’s why the style is synonymous with R&B and hip-hop. You’ll always see Beyonce, Cardi B, and Rihanna with oversized hoops in their ears. They’re a ‘90s style classic that you can wear to post-workout coffee with your bestie or a black-tie function.
Oversized gold hoops are the hardest-working earrings you’ll have in your collection! Fake the look of layered earrings with our ‘Kaia’ triple hoops earrings.
Do you want an oversized earring that’s a little more subtle? Look for a drop. These earrings take a different approach to supersize, adding a touch of old Hollywood glamour to even the simplest outfits. These are the earrings you’ll want to add to workwear or take as your plus one to a wedding.
Dangle earrings create the illusion of an elongated face, helping your features appear naturally slimmer. Our ‘Chandler’ earrings bridge the gap between a traditional stud and a dramatic oversized earring with a long gold chain. Want a hook and a chain? Check out our ‘Emory’ chain hoop earrings for the best of both worlds!
The Statement Stud
Oversized earrings don’t have to get tangled in your hair. Some of our favorite go-to styles are statement stud earrings. Most of us picture small gold balls or little pearls when we think of stud earrings. These studs are slightly oversized, usually featuring a motif or silhouette that naturally catches the eye.
Our evil eye stud earring is a protective talisman to add to your signature earring stack. It takes inspiration from the ancient spiritual symbol, switching the traditional green or blue eye for a contemporary white zircon stone.
We all have those earrings in our jewelry box that we save for a special occasion. They’re the showstoppers. The ones you wear with your hair pulled back to put them front and center. You can create a showstopper by stacking your earrings together. Check out our earring stacking guide for tips and tricks for recreating the trend.
The Knightly Mis-Match earrings are our cheat sheet for creating an earring stack. It features a showstopping drop cross earring with a smaller, matching style. Wear them together for added sparkle, or one in each earring for a conversation starter.
Oversized earrings aren’t all simple and understated. You can make a statement with pattern earrings. These classic silhouettes are taken to the next level with intricate patterns, usually featuring stones and gems for extra sparkle.
Our ‘Blair’ hoop earrings are a feminine oversized earring that adds a celestial feel to any outfit. They’re slightly thicker than a traditional hoop, featuring stars on the sides and a mix of stars and crest moons on the front. You’ll get sparkle from every angle.
Earrings are a fun way to add contrast to your outfit. Chain earrings are a style you want to have on your radar, whether you like to wear a solo earring or stack different styles together. These styles will naturally elongate your face as a dangle style while adding an extra dimension to your look.
Our ‘Noah’ chain drop stud earring is the perfect style for those who love to wear their hair up and want the subtlest sparkle. Want to shine bright like a diamond? Check out our ‘Phoenix’ chain earrings. Go the extra mile by styling two sets of the phoenix earring together for the ultimate statement look for weddings, parties, and birthday bashes. If a gold chain is your signature jewelry piece, make it a matching set with our ‘Shaylee’ chain hoop earrings.
Get styling inspiration for your oversized earrings by checking out the official Malibu Sunday Instagram page. Are you a fan of our supersized earrings? Show them off on social media and use the hashtag #malibusunday to be featured on our feed.
What Makes Oversized Earrings a Must-Have for Everyday Wear?
Oversized earrings have become a modern classic, surpassing traditional studs as the go-to choice for daily wear. Their versatility is key – they can elevate a simple outfit like jeans and a T-shirt with ease. Whether you choose bold shoulder-length drop earrings or understated oversized hoops, these earrings add a distinct flair to any look, making them an essential element in any fashion-conscious wardrobe.
Can Oversized Earrings Be Styled With Different Hairstyles and Occasions?
Absolutely! One of the great advantages of oversized earrings is their adaptability with various hairstyles, from casual ponytails to sophisticated updos. They're perfect for a range of occasions – be it dressing up for a cocktail party or adding a touch of elegance to a little black dress. Their ability to transform an outfit makes them a versatile accessory, ideal for transitioning from day to night wear.
How Do I Choose the Right Oversized Earrings for My Style?
Choosing the right oversized earrings depends on your personal style and the statement you want to make. For a timeless look, classic gold hoops, especially in oversized designs, are a fail-safe choice. If you're aiming for a bit of Hollywood glamour, dangle earrings are your go-to. For those who prefer something eye-catching but not too elaborate, statement studs offer the perfect balance. Consider your usual style, the outfits you plan to pair them with, and the occasions you attend when selecting your oversized earrings. For more inspiration, you can also check out how celebrities and style icons wear them.