This article was first published on 17 January 2020.
Over the last few years, curated piercings rose as another form of creative self-expression. The more, the merrier as they say. Celebrities like Rihanna, Lucy Hale, and Florence Pugh have even taken their multiple earrings to the red carpet. With curated ears slowly slipping into the mainstream, ahead, we curate our own piercing pegs if you’re looking to follow the curated ear piercing trend.
1. Simply studded
Even though curated ears give the message of creative chaos, you could opt for a simpler set. Individually, these studs are very simple to look at, but altogether, they create a sparkling composition. This is a good place to start experimenting with this piercing trend. This type of curation doesn’t draw too much attention to the wearer, and but the wearer can also try out different studs.
2. Minimalist bouquet
Going for a creative yet minimalist look? Go for a statement-making earring and a rook piercing. This particular set is made up of three rook piercings. With the precise placement, they comprise a cohesive whole made more stunning by the stones.
Small hoop earrings are perfect for conch orbital and earlobe piercings. They add depth, whether as a smooth polished hoop or a bedazzled one. However, these might not be for you if you like to sleep on your side. A conch orbital piercing is also one of the most painful ones out there, so do take note if you have a low tolerance for pain.
4. Perfect combination
Alternate the hoops and studs with both an earlobe and a conch orbital piercing. The key here is choosing the same material (either gold or silver) for your pieces. That way, the curation still looks intentional even if you got the piercings at different sessions.
5. Starry-eyed inside
With the continued popularity of astrology, more women are getting into constellation-inspired curated ears using star-shaped earrings with diamonds as the stones, or putting together a customised arrangement inspired by the constellations. Rocking this piercing trend can take some commitment (both in piercing and choosing the pieces) but you’ll never be at a loss for conversation starters.
6. Pretty threads
If you want to get the multiple-piercing effect but only want to invest in a single piece, thread earrings are the way to go. Going by their name, these earrings are meant to loop through your several piercings, connecting each one with its thread/chain. The great thing about these earrings is you can style them in a number of ways, either wearing them on their own or pairing them with other studs you might have in your collection.
Not sure if you can curate a look you'll completely be satisfied with? Here's a foolproof idea: go for piercings with the same colour profile. Nothing looks more cohesive than accessories of the same colour, making it a great go-to if you want to sport this trend without overthinking things.
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