When it comes to jewellery, there are items that have to be classed as icons. These are the stylish pieces that transcend fashion trends, they are always there, always wearable, never missing from our jewellery boxes because whatever the season, and whatever the fashion magazines say, we will always be wearing them.
I’m thinking about a string of pearls, a letter or name pendant, or a classic, leather strapped watch. When it comes to our earrings, we also have to add the hoop into this mix because whether you opt for a classic small gold style, a large Latino hoop, whether you choose something from a reputable jeweller, or something from a High Street brand like Topshop or Oasis, there is a great chance that you own at least one pair of hoop earrings.
It is safe to say that the most stylish of celebs love hoop earrings, but the way they wear them greatly varies, and shows just how versatile the hoop can be. First and foremost amongst all hoop wearers is the ever stunning Jennifer Lopez, particularly during her ‘Jenny From the Block’ stage. Jennifer wears hoops that are large and solid, usually in gold, and accessorises them with the tough high ponytail, or topknot, giving a sassy Latino street style to her look.
Another celebrity who wears her hoop earrings in a tough and edgy way is the singer and actress Zendaya. Zendaya has opted for a very thin, very large hoop style that gives your outfit an ultra modern look, and works as well with leisure and sports wear as it would with a little black dress.
In the 1980’s, Sade was the most elegant, glamorous singer around. Many say that she was one of the only people who seemed to have a stylish decade in the 80’s, and part of her gorgeous look was her hoop earrings. Like Jennifer Lopez she chose a thicker gold hoop, but she wore them with a sleek plait and a minimalist wardrobe that seemed to transcend the 1980’s, and looks just as good today. So good, in fact, that style chameleon Kim Kardashian seems to have channeled the Sade look.
But don’t just think that hoop earrings have to be big to be stylish, the reason these are a jewellery icon is that they are versatile, they do come in a range of styles, finishes and sizes which makes them perfect for just about anybody to wear.
Meghan Markle found smaller, discreet hoops worked perfectly with her Royal wardrobe, and Emma Watson has also worn the pretty delicate styles that really suit her tiny bone structure.
Hoops can be sexy and sassy, but can also be classy and elegant. They look as good with your jeans and a t-shirt for casual, every day wear, as they would with a little black dress for the evening. Hoops are iconic, and here to stay.