Let me tell you what a pair of statement earrings can do for you:
Put you in a great mood.
Make a selfie more exciting.
Dress up literally any outfit that needs it.
Inspire you to make an already dressed-up outfit dressier.
Tickle your shoulders if long enough.
Make pulled-back-dirty-hair feel deliberate.
Separate you from the crowd.
Start a conversation.
Make you feel great about using the word “statement” as it relates to an accessory item.
Give you a signature thing if you wear one pair often enough.
Take your lobes from soft fuzzy pinches of skin and turn them into soft, skin-pinchy pieces of peach-fuzzed royalty.
Turn your whole day around.
Turn your night into a N I G H T, if you know what I’m saying. (Even if you stay home on the couch. Imagine the fancy lounging outfit possibilities!)
Bring you to the beach, no matter your preference toward sand.
Give you a reason (if you needed one) to tie a scarf around your ponytail.
Give your red lipstick something of a romantic companion.
Make your whole face a canvas for decoration.
But let’s not forget that you can do a lot for your earrings, too: by carefully selecting a pair from the top of your dresser, dubbing them the thing to complete an outfit, then placing them on your person, you give these wind-swinging, ear-dancing, swish-swooshing head danglers a reason to come to life.
Besides, if you don’t wear them, aren’t you a little afraid someone else might come along and think they’re such a treat that they go ahead and eat ’em?
Photos by Edith Young. Modeled by Liv Solorzano and Imani Randolph. Styled by Amelia Diamond. In feature photo on Imani: Christie Nicolaides crab earrings, H&M jacket, Hermes scarf, MAKE lipstick and on Liv: Zara green drop earrings, Levi’s jacket