Hands Down, Anthropologie Has the Best Selection of Earrings (and They’re All Under $60)
Anthropologie is a dangerous place for me. I walk in with the humble intention of finding a classic cream-colored knit and walk out the new owner of a leopard-print kimono, a tiara headband, intentionally mismatched teacups and a coffee-table chess set. Diverse inventory aside, I rarely end a trip to the boho-chic mecca without a new pair of earrings in hand, whether it’s a curated set of studs for my next ear party or statement-making chandeliers that dangle just centimeters above my shoulders.
Looking to add to your own collection without breaking the bank? These under-$60 picks will elevate any ordinary (or ostentatious) occasion, from a trip to the bank to your best friend’s wedding.
1. For a First Date
You’re finally getting drinks with the cute guy you matched with on Hinge and you’re actually kind of excited for this one (get it, girl). These beauties are just as romantic as they are practical because you can rock them at any type of bar—as long as it’s not a dive. Just thread them through your first hole for a simple, put-together look that purrs, “So, tell me about yourself…”
2. For Your Best Friend’s Black-Tie Wedding
Your bestie chose black tie, so here we are. The floor-length bridesmaid gown is hanging in the closet and your new pumps are en route for delivery. All that’s left is the jewelry. And the best way to show off that dress you’ll probably only wear once? A showstopping pair of earrings that feature a mélange of shapes, textures, tones and materials. Yup, you’ll definitely wear these stunners again and again.
3. For the Dreaded Event on Your Calendar
Annual performance review? Parent-teacher conference? Lunch with an old flame? Heck, your monthly bikini wax? Whatever you’re dreading next, these gold hoops are here to get you through it. Nothing says “I’ve got my sh*t together” better than a pair of chunky, modest-sized hoops.
4. For the Big Interview
Can we just stop to appreciate how charming these little studs are? A step above your average pearl posts, these baubles are the ideal accent to any interview blazer or blouse. Finance gig on Wall Street? Check. Dream job at a tech start-up? Most definitely. They’re gorgeous, grown-up and completely discreet, allowing you to focus on what really matters that day: getting the job.
5. For Family Gatherings of All Types
Whether it’s a bridal shower in Hartford or a reunion in Knoxville, these sparklers will help solidify your status as the “cool cousin” for years to come. The celestial crawlers are simple, sweet and travel-friendly. Plus, they’re baby-proof: too tiny for toddler hands and not an enticing dangle in sight.
6. At Brunch with Friends (or the In-Laws)
We’re beyond obsessed with this whimsical pastel trio from BaubleBar. The enamel hoops come in a slew of funky shapes and offer just the right pop of color. But don’t be intimidated by them! You can rock the orange hoops to a boozy brunch with friends or don the chunky pink pair for dinner with the in-laws. And they cost way less than you’d ever think (that’s three pairs of earrings for the price of one, ladies).
7. To the Post Office/Grocery Store/Dry Cleaners/Nail Salon
A boring weekend task is no excuse to leave your accessories at home. Make that mundane trip to the post office more fun by doubling up on gold hoops. Or wear the rainbow huggies with the simple gold dots for a playful look your manicurist will surely notice (and love). Have multiple piercings? Channel your inner cool girl and wear all four at once: maximum flair, minimum effort.
8. For Going Out
These chunky chains offer a softer take on 2019’s trendy linked look with rounded edges and a sparkly centerpiece. Prepare to turn heads during your next big night out with these dangling from your ears. Might we suggest a slicked-back topknot for optimal show-off-ability?
9. For Your Own Birthday Bash
Because, in your world, it’s always Leo season and you can’t imagine not wearing a star sign accessory on your b-day. This set comes with two additional zodiac-inspired studs for the ultimate ear party. Cheers to you, birthday girl!