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Hoop Earrings

Soko hoop earrings

For ages, I’ve loved small gold studs (the tinier, the better), but this spring, I’ve been spotting hoop earrings of all sizes around, and they’re looking really current and cool and sexy. I’d love to pair them with everything this summer, even just a grey tee and ponytail.

Here are five lovely pairs: double, dash, cutout, rectangular and classic.

What do you think? Do you wear hoops?

P.S. Sweet bracelets and 12 spring tops.

(Earrings at top by Soko.)

  1. Ana Leonor says...

    My husband offered me a pair of gold hoops for Christmas and I have to say they have been in high rotation ever since. They look reat with almost every outfit, upgrading it, and with a sexy twist!

  2. My boyfriend got me a pair of solid gold “endless” hoops for Valentine’s day and I wear them on pretty much every single date we go on. They go with everything and are a great way to feel a little bit fancier!

  3. JT says...

    Am I the only one who think she can’t carry off hoop earrings because of her round face?

  4. Favor Jewelry is my favorite for delicate gold earrings and rings (many gold fill, so they aren’t so expensive). All the stuff I’ve bought from them has held up great. Their hoops are lovely http://favorjewelry.com/shop/classic-hoops

  5. I am exactly like you with regards to studs. I used to love the smaller studs but this year I am starting to have a small obsession with hoops. Although I can never seem to buy the right ones. There cute little small ones are always a bit fiddly to get in! x

  6. Roxana says...

    I wear hoops ALL THE TIME. I pretty much only wear hoops, actually. Mostly classic, round hoops of varying sizes (thickness, diameter, etc.), and mostly yellow gold. I like the look of studs a lot, but the posts always seem to poke my head and it bothers me.

    If someone needs inspiration to rock bigger gold hoops, check-out Penelope Cruz in the movie Volver. Her character wears big gold hoops for the entire film. Love it.

  7. Amanda says...

    I was a small earring gal, and then I ordered a pair of leather tear drop earrings from http://www.nickelandsuede.com/. I can’t stop. I have eight pairs now!

  8. i love the look of gold hoops with some unexpected texture – classic with a twist! currently have these beautiful handmade etched gold earrings on my wishlist – gah they are so pretty! – – http://linguanigra.com/all-products?category=Earrings
    trying to decide between the Reality of Travel small hoops or the Poetic Gold hoops – may have to splurge for both! xo

  9. I used to wear hoops on the daily and then I started at my first law firm and felt way too cha-cha! haha! That is when my stud obsession began, and then my daughter came along and studs continued. Now when I put on hoops I feel weird! Especially since I wear my hair in a ballerina bun almost everyday. I cant help but think hoops look better when the hair is down. What do you guys think? Maybe I’ll dust off my classic hoops and hope Luna doesn’t get near me.

    xo Lendy
    http://www.twoplusluna.com

    • Roxana says...

      Haha! I totally know what you mean about feeling “cha-cha!” Particularly with bigger hoops. I used to work in a law firm and when I did, my hoops were smaller (except for on Fridays :). As for hoops and hair, I agree, and would add that it also depends on face shape. I have a small, narrow face and wear smaller hoops when my hair is up. Unless, I’m going for a little “cha-cha” (when going out). When it’s down or half-up, then I sport comparatively bigger ones.

  10. i love mini little hoops. i’ve been looking for the perfect pair to purchase, but it’s a huge disappointment for me when i find ones that i adore, and they’re the half-hoop stud. still on the search!

    hammyta.wordpress.com

  11. Rachel G says...

    The first jewelry my fiance ever got me was a pair of rose gold hoops. At the time, I thought they were soooo not my style, but now I find that I reach for them more than any other jewelry I own. They go with everything!

  12. Love those rectangles!!

  13. Heather says...

    I don’t know how it makes me feel when stuff I’ve worn for 20 years comes back in fashion. Gold hoops are my go-to!

    • Theresa says...

      I feel ya, Heather! I’ve been wearing hoops, mainly silver, since high school….um, about 27 years!

  14. I have always loved big hoop earrings! I wear them weather they are trendy or not, but I must say, I’m glad they are all the rage again. :)

  15. Kt says...

    so funny you post this because i’ve been thinking the same thing recently. i even thought about it enough to actually purchase a pair! this pair from Ann Taylor: http://www.anntaylor.com/double-hoop-earrings/401074?skuId=20683191&defaultColor=3019&colorExplode=false&catid=cata000021
    they seem simple/small enough to not be a huge statement, but enough to dip into the trend. also, i like the twist element, which sets them apart from a basic hoop style. i don’t typically shop at AT, but surprisingly, they have some great options right now!

  16. I recently found a pair of faux diamond studs (and I used to be a dangly earring kind of person), that look pretty real–is it or isn’t it? I like the bling without worrying about losing it or the hefty pricetag.

    Analog House
    https://www.instagram.com/analoghouse/

  17. Ruth says...

    Etsy has lots of good options. I wear little hoops in my cartilage all the time and often rock big hoops in different shapes in my lobes (usually silver).

  18. I had this huge pair of hammered hoops that I wore to my high school prom, but after I lost one of them I didn’t wear them much anymore. As a pediatrician you have this weird problem of your babies reaching up and trying to grab them, so since I started med school I’ve tended to keep it small. Still love them though, especially for special occasions.

  19. Olivia says...

    I love gold hoops! I have a smaller pair that I rarely go without…they’ve been my signature piece since high school. I think they add light and femininity to the face in an effortless and beautiful way. Love this post!

  20. Caroline says...

    I wear hoops every days and have done for years I suppose you could say it’s my signature look. Currently wanting to find a huge pair x

  21. I’ve been in love with my small gold studs for so long. Your suggestions are perfect for expanding beyond them.

  22. Lindsey says...

    All I ever wear are gold hoops. Not too big, but not too small either. I buy cheap ones and wear them until they start looking dingy and then move on to the next pair. I feel naked without them.

  23. Libbynan says...

    I love hoops, but small ones. All the ones you showed were way too large for my style.

  24. Charli says...

    My mom and dad gave me a pair of small gold hoops when I was about 14 I think. I hadn’t worn them in forever, then decided to wear them on my wedding day last year. Now I wear them all the time again!

  25. I waited until I was in my twenties to get my ears pierced, and at first I dressed like a 6 year old…I wore lots of dangly, sparkly, colourful earrings. Now, a few years later, I tend to favour a small pair of simple gold hoops that my mom gave me – they remind me of her.

  26. Kelly says...

    Totally agree with the comments above that hoops are timeless. I went through chemo this year and lost my hair, but still felt feminine with my thin gold hoop earrings.

  27. What funny timing! My aunt, who’s previous birthday gift greatest hits have included: a box of dried prunes, a stack of used plastic cups from Las Vegas’ Excalibur hotel and basically every scent of Yankee Candles known to man, unexpectedly and wonderfully hit it out of the park last week and gave me a pair of some of the most feminine, brushed gold hoops! I’ve worn them everyday so far this week :)

  28. I love this trend! I used to only wear hoops, then dangly, now studs. Excited to do hoops again – I like small ones though, not gigantic ones that I fear will get caught on something and rip my earlobe off

  29. Love hoop earrings!

  30. Jules says...

    I only ever wear studs. Dangly earrings and hoops just aren’t me.

  31. Amy says...

    I love hoops, and wear them all the time! I read an interview with an actor recently (can’t remember who it was) and he said that he liked girls in hoop earrings even though he didn’t see it much, but it reminded him of girls in Boston. Is it a regional thing, that other places moved on but those of us here in Boston never stopped wearing hoops?

  32. Claire says...

    I really like small, barely there gold hoops that seem to have taken off in the past few months. The small-scale makes them seem more wearable and current.

  33. hannah says...

    I never thought large hoop earrings would come back into fashion but they totally are – and they look wonderful!

    Hannah | Oh January

  34. French women love to wear hoop earrings and I have found that since living here in France I have worn mine more and more instead of simple studs, especially in the summer months, they have a great casual elegance to them.

  35. I tend to typically wear studs too, but I love the idea of mixing it up with hoops and making more casual outfits a bit dressier.

    http://www.typeatypeb.com

  36. Jill says...

    Thin, silver hoops and clinky, clangy silver bangles are my everyday jewelry uniform….I’m so awesome!!

  37. Laura C says...

    Ha! Nice! I used to wear them about ten years ago! Silver hoops, lots of times! Then I had a baby and her little hands were always trying to grab them, so I put them away.
    Time to rescue? ;-)
    xoxo

  38. Love those rectangular items. Got to be careful with hoops. You can end up looking trashy. Unless that is what you like…

    • bisbee says...

      Trashy? Really? Why on earth would you say that?

    • Darcy says...

      So true. Also the older one is, the bigger the risk.

  39. I wear hoops only. I have a silver pair, a gold pair – oblong shape – and a silver pair from links of london that has gold, rose gold and silver “sweetie” rings. For me hoops are kind of like Zucks grey t-shirt, jeans and grey hoodie…. I don’t have to make a big decision and I always feel put together.

  40. Erica says...

    All the time! I finally found the perfect pair of silver hoops and they go with everything.

  41. Do you have a link to the pair in the picture? Love those!

  42. Lauren says...

    Who makes the ones in the photo??

  43. Alice Quin says...

    Yes! Very pretty and timeless.

  44. Immediately I remembered that scene from mean girls – “she told me that hoop earrings are *her* thing and I’m not allowed to wear them!” This post is the exact opposite of course :)

    I like the ones in the top photo best! I have a small pair of silver hoops that were a gift from my parents when I was in seventh grade (!) and a large, lightweight pair that are dark silver. Perhaps it is time for an update!

    • SR says...

      Ditto! I was hoping to scroll the comments to find where to get a pair.

  45. Cynthia says...

    I love hoops and wear both gold and silver styles. They’re so classic and go with anything.

  46. I’ve actually been thinking about re-introducing hoops into my earring rotation, so this is great timing! My last pair of hoops were from Claire’s, so I’m grateful for the suggestions.