Lesson on accessorizing with earringsAccessorising with earrings is a trend that is on the rise since the 80s where punk rock styles embraced the fashionable following of androgynous icons like Boy George and David Bowie. Today, wearing earrings has become somewhat of a passage into adulthood for men. The freedom to express yourself through fashion accessories became a symbol of power and success emanating our favourite sports and music idols.
Unfortunately, many of these well-intentioned souls were never taught the lessons of fashion and were never taught how to pair their earrings with the right outfit. Here we have a couple of tips to get you started if there is an interest in adding earrings to your fashion repertoire.
Wear subtle black earringsBlack earrings for men are a great choice of accessory. Not only do they look great, the simplicity of a pair of subtle black earrings do wonders by not distracting the audience from the outfit itself. When it comes to accessorising with earrings, less is more. A simple men’s black stud earring will complete the casual look with a bit more sophistication.
Choose studs or minimal designsMen should be wearing earrings that do nothing more than complement an outfit. Large hoop earrings may overpower your style, making them the focal point instead of your complete package.
Try to find earrings that do not match your face, the design should complement the shape instead of matching it. For example, if you have a very sturdy and square jawline, try to stick with circular and round shaped studs.
Find the right outfitThere is no such thing as formal and informal earrings because wearing earrings in itself is a very casual accessory. Finding the right outfit, however, is something we see men err on very often.
Pairing a pair of men’s black earrings with a simple V-neck shirt and dark jeans is very sexy and alluring. Wearing hoops while you are sporting some sweats on the weekend make you look like a drug dealer. There are occasions that call for earrings and there are occasions where earrings should be completely avoided.
If you want to be taken seriously at a job interview or a sales meeting with a client, wearing earrings, no matter how subtle they are, will yield some very negative results. People do not take casual wear accessories to a professional setting, that’s just amateur!