I was a latecomer to earrings. The idea of a needle punching through my delicate lobe wasn’t appealing to me as a child, and the longer I waited, the more intimidating it seemed. But finally, in my freshman year of high school, I decided I needed another outlet for my fashion desires. My frosted pink lipglosses and blue mascaras were no longer cutting it! And with a quick trip to Claire’s (if you don’t know Claire’s, you were clearly not a tween in the 90s) I joined the ranks of the aurally mutilated. It was only a little traumatic, and now I can’t IMAGINE living without earrings. I’m only overstating my love of earrings a little.
One of the things I love about earrings is that they are, on the whole, affordable, and a rad enough pair can transform an outfit. Shoes are both of those things, too, but they take up a helluva lot more closet space. Earrings, on the other hand, take very well to being the object of obsession. There’s always room for one more pair!
But if you’re not into earrings like I am, that’s ok. All I ask is that you have a well-curated selection for whatever your lifestyle. Ok? Here are the 6 kinds of earrings you really need:
1) A Simple Stud
Did you know that the original meaning of “geek” is a sideshow or circus performer who eats live animals? The more you know! Anyway, everyone should have at least one pair of kooky, freaky earrings. For me, I choose to accessorize like a “fun aunt” with ANIMALS! My favorite sentient beings. (Sorry, humans. You kind of suck most of the time.)
Here’s a bonus for those of you who read all the way to the end: a crafty way to organize those earrings!
And before you even ask, NO I DID NOT SEE THIS ON PINTEREST. Gee, you’re judgemental! Nope, I found this on a craft website, the old-fashioned way. It’s honestly easy as pie to make. I did this on a sick days from work, when I was actually sick! That’s how little physical and mental exertion it took. Just buy an old frame from a thrift store, and some lace ribbon from a craft store. Throw some hot glue or super glue into the mix (or a staple gun! Wait, why do you even own a staple gun?) and you’re already done!