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Three Ways To Wear Mismatched Earrings

When you think about earrings, you'll almost certainly picture a pair of matching pieces — whether they're studs, hoops, or another style. While it's common to wear matching earrings, another idea that you may wish to pursue is mismatched earrings. There are a number of different approaches that you can take if the idea of mismatched earrings appeals to you. Browse the earrings for sale at your local jewelry store, and you'll likely find different options to consider. Here are three ways that you may wish to wear mismatched earrings.

Complementary Styles

When you look at different earrings to buy, you'll often see products that are mismatched. For example, one pair of earrings may feature a dangling earring and a stud-style earring. The common trait that you'll notice is that even though the earrings are difficult, they share a complementary style. For example, the dangling earring may have a feather on it, while the stud may have a few small beads that are of a similar color to the feather. Choosing this complementary style of earrings can be a fun way to jazz up your look for work or for outings with friends.


Sometimes, you'll find mismatched earrings that work together to spell a word or express a sentiment. A common example, and one that you may be able to find at your local jewelry store, is the theme of love. For example, you might find a set of earrings in which one earring says "LO" and the other says "VE." Obviously, when you put these earrings on — taking care to put the former in your right ear and the latter in your left ear, they'll spell "LOVE" to anyone who is looking at you. Another similar style is one earring that features an "X" and another that features an "O" — giving you an "XO" appearance.


While it can be fun to look for mismatched earrings that complement one another in some way, you might have an eclectic style in which a random look is even more appealing. Don't be afraid to add a funky style to your appearance by choosing earrings that are completely mismatched. For example, if you buy a few pairs of earrings that catch your eye, you can take one from one pair and another from another pair and wear them together. This look might not be for everyone, but if you favor being creative with your jewelry buying, it can work well.