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Friday, May 20, 2022

On Trend, On a Budget: Can you 'ear me now?

<p>"<span><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/brittreneephotography/8551675349/in/photolist-8j7c89-8j3x3c-8j3wxz-8j3wsg-8j7bfy-8j7bzj-dchaje-dchaic-dch9tu-9fge9w-bzjkaw-bncy6x-bzjjsq-bncxhb-dcbkr6-9fge1j-9fd5fh-fmmtx-8xjnie-8xmosd-bzjjsm-bncxnd-bzjjyu-bncxpm-9d6jzw-7ozswf-7p4jsy-7ozsnp-bbbiy6-7p4j9m-7p4j57-9fd5zh-9fd5wt-9fd5uf-9fgdpg-9fgdn3-maw36f-7nbetv-7nbek2-7p4jso-7ozsmn-7p4jhm-7ozsbv-7p4jiq-7p4jeb-4ca9h8-bfqqc6-dsay4h-e2fz9r-5bo2o" target="_blank">A late anniversary present...</a>" by <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/brittreneephotography/" target="_blank">Britt Renee Photography</a>, used under <a href="https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/" target="_blank">CC BY-SA 2.0</a></span></p>

"A late anniversary present..." by Britt Renee Photography, used under CC BY-SA 2.0

First things first I’m the realest. Drop this and let the whole world... ‘ear it? 

Okay, lame intro, but I’ve been jamming to Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” every day this summer, which must be the same morning routine for most of you, right? After all, her soulful serenade from The New Classic has been holding tightly to its No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top 100 for four weeks!

And with a bad chick like Iggy working her hardest to keep the fashion game fierce, the least I can do is play my part and bring some fancy of my own to the table.

So I’ve been scheming for surefire ways to inexpensively fancify my wardrobe, and I’ve got two words for you: Ear cuffs.

I hear you – the subtle jewelry pieces aren’t your first go-to item when you’re shopping for a little pizazz. And that is exactly what makes them so brilliant. They’re unexpected, and with price points under $6 at H&M, you can afford to take the sartorial risk.

Plus, ear cuffs can easily transition from daywear to nightwear, depending on the details. And I’m all about making my money go further.

I picked up a set of simple, three-ring ear cuffs in silver and gold at H&M this week, and I’ve loved experimenting with the edgy style. I paired the silver set with a classic black dress for work, and later that evening, it flawlessly elevated my low key jeans-and-tank look.

Though the store also housed an impressive display of rhinestone-encrusted cuffs with winglike adornments, I figured the simpler the design, the more versatile the piece. And trust me, those cuffs are still fancy.

If you’re like me and only have one piercing per ear, it’s pretty rad to be able to finally decorate your ear from bottom to top, without even going near a piercing gun.

And if you’re already too cool for school with multiple piercings on your ears, you can still rock the look! Some of the coolest cuffs I’ve seen feature a delicate chain, running from a loop at the top of the ear to a stud at the bottom.

Try a clean, simple style for work, bust out the bling at night, or pick a neutral style that works for everything! Either way, ear cuffs are one definite way to keep it fancy.

Can you ‘ear me now?

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"A late anniversary present..." by Britt Renee Photography, used under CC BY-SA 2.0

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