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These Not-So-Everyday Earrings Prove Hoops Don't Have To Be Big To Make A Statement

It's all about the hoops, baby.

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I have no recollection of getting my ears pierced for the first time, however I do recall being drawn to subtle yet chic earrings to be worn with my day-to-day outfits even as a young girl. As I gradually moved away from the sparkly studs sold at my local Claire's, I discovered my now never-ending love for hoop earrings and the need to pair them with almost every ensemble for every occasion.

From large to small, the circumference of my hoop choice typically depends on the mood I'm in for the day and my desired aesthetic, however with most of the country still reeling from the effects of COVID-19, wearing extra large statement earrings feels a bit out of place in our current climate. Overall fashion has gotten a bit more cozy comfortable with less of a need for over the top pieces, instead dainty earrings that are lightweight and perfectly paired with everyday effortless looks while still noticeably chic are first on my priority list.

Like most, I can find an assortment of hoop earrings throughout my jewelry box, however I am currently obsessed with finding small to medium-sized options ranging in different shapes, colors, designs, and textures creatively designed with artistic expression in mind. Check out these not-so-basic everyday casual hoop earrings to add to your jewelry collection before they're gone!

1. Spiked Hoops

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Shahirah Ahmed/xoNecole

These 14k gold spiked hoops are an absolute treasure. Edgy and fun, these mid-sized hoops are Natalie McMillan's signature design. Created to last a lifetime, these are ideal for sensitive ears as well those who value handcrafted one of a kind styles. Pair with an all-white ensemble so as to not take away from these small but mighty hoop earrings.

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Shahirah Ahmed/xoNecole

2. Ivory Hoops

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As much as I love gold and silver hoop earrings, ivory is the perfect alternative to the common metals we've grown accustomed to. Perfectly paired with light colors and earth tones, these hoops are perfect to transition from summer to fall. I also love the duality in design, allowing for both casual and sophisticated outfit options.

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3. Vintage Mini Chain Link Hoops

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Shahirah Ahmed/xoNecole

One of my favorite pastimes is shopping for vintage jewelry as nothing compares in style, design and durability. With a classic chain link design, these mini hoop earrings are a staple that can be worn for years to come. Tiny yet chic, it's the subtle details that count. Pair with absolutely anything and they're an instant match.

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Shahirah Ahmed/xoNecole

4. 80's Vintage Hoops

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Shahirah Ahmed/xoNecole

Vintage is always in, but there's room for an updated modern spin on a classic. Burgundy Bay is an online boutique specializing in clothing trends and unique styles for fashion lovers everywhere. I love that I can wear this style with a silky top and jeans for a cute and casual slay or even with biker shorts or sweats for a fun streetwear type of vibe. These are definitely a style to have fun with while stretching your everyday outfit combinations.

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5. Colorful Hoops

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I might have mentioned staying away from statement earrings, however these multicolored trimmed hoops are definitely an exception to the rule. Mid-size, brightly pigmented and surprisingly lightweight, these are the perfect feel-good earrings to add to your collection.

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Originally published on September 17, 2020

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