Thanks to Rooney Mara's outfit at this year's Met Gala, we've fallen hard for the ear cuff trend — so we decided to take a stab at making our own! In a few simple steps, you can create your very own delicate, gold ear cuff. What are you waiting for? Get started! On Allison: Topshop.
Is the '80s ear cuff making a comeback? According to celebrities and the street-style crowd, they sure are. This punk-rock earring trend injects a subversive, rebellious spirit to just about any look, as proven by Diane Kruger's diamond-studded Repossi rendition and Lily Collins's red-carpet foray, while the street-style set paired their It accessory with more casual wares. Needless to say, the ear cuff has proven its versatility factor, and while some of us here are loving them (how cool would a tough ear cuff look against a pretty Spring dress?), others are still on the fence. Tell us your thoughts below, then, if you're already into this punk-rock trend, shop our editors' picks below.
Lily Collins may have been surrounded by a slew of stylish stars at the British Fashion Awards in London, but it was her black leather-trim Mulberry gown and gold ear cuff that really captured our attention. The actress worked her sleek gown with a skull wrap ring and dark red lipstick to create a flawless goth-meets-glam look that is the perfect alternative to a bright holiday dress. For your next cocktail party, take a cue from this brunette beauty and work a black gown with a statement ear cuff, then complete the look with this black fur Topshop stole ($40) for extra warmth.
I've never really been an ear cuff girl. Not because I don't like the style, but because I haven't found the right one. This Lovemade x Han Cholo Cold Hearted Brass Ear Cuff ($64) looks pretty damn cool on the model. I love that it hangs so long, almost like hair. Do you think I should give it a whirl or is it too much?