Trend Alert: How to Style Mismatched Earrings

It happens to all of us – you lose one of your favorite earrings, and it’s nowhere to be found. You were having too much fun even to begin to backtrack what crevice it could have fallen in. But that does not mean you can no longer wear them! 

It's a major bummer but don’t worry – mismatched earrings are the latest trend in accessorizing. With the right styling, you can make your one-sided earring look intentional and fashionable. Here at LaCkore Couture, we understand the importance of staying on top of trends, and we have outlined some tips to ensure you stay ahead of the game.

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Create Your Own Personal Constellation

One of the most talked about trends right now is to create your own constellation with different-sized mismatched earrings. Whether you go for a pair of small hoops, studs, or dangles, you can combine them in any way that works for you.

It’s also easy to switch up this look with different-sized earrings, and you can mix in a few statement pieces as well. One day you can wear gold balls with diamonds. The next day you can switch to pearls with silver hoops. 

This way, you can create different looks for each day of the week! There are no right or wrong mash-ups here – have fun and experiment! If it speaks to you and compliments your style. Go for it!

Get Creative with the Length

Another way to create a unique mismatched earring look is by playing around with the length. Opt for one long earring and one small stud. Or, try two different styles of earrings – one long and one short. Think of the one long earring as a souvenir from the past, a reminder of the earring you lost. 

Wear it proudly and make it part of your style. Remember, there are no rules when it comes to mismatched earrings. This is an edgy way to make a statement without being too flashy.

Cuff it Down

Ear cuffs have been all the rage lately, and they’re a fantastic way to add an edge to your style. If you have one more earring that’s a little heavier than the other, try wearing an ear cuff on the opposite side. It will balance out the look. 

If you have two earrings of the same color, pair them with a gold or silver cuff to add some contrast. It will help make your mismatched earring look even more stylish. If you want to keep it simple, just wear the cuff. It makes a statement all on its own.

Hoop Around

One great way to have fun with mismatched earrings is to wear hoops of different sizes. It's perfect if you have four holes and a cartilage piercing. Wear two small hoops in your lobe and a larger hoop in the cartilage, or vice versa. Experiment with hoops that have dangles or charms and mix them up with gemstones and stud earrings. 

You can also try out a combination of all three! This bold and unique look will make you stand out from the crowd. If you have multiple holes in your cartridge, rock the hoop with a chain that connects to a stud! The possibilities are endless.

One Hoop for Me, Please

Remember back in the 90s when everyone was wearing one oversized hoop earring? Well, this look is back and better than ever. One extra-large hoop on one side of your ear will make a statement that can’t be beaten. Wear it with jeans and a t-shirt for an effortless, casual look. Or, dress it up with a dress or blouse for a more polished look. 

The one-hoop style works perfectly with an updo and will make a style statement wherever you go. Don't worry if you didn't actually lose the other earring. We understand what you're trying to do.

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Need style advice on wearing hoop earrings? Check out our ultimate style guide on how to wear hoop earrings. 

Get Charming

Charms are a girl's best friend! They don't just go well with bracelets and necklaces. They work magic as earrings too. Try out different charm earrings to add a playful touch to the look. You can choose charms of different shapes and sizes or even ones with a bit of sparkle. Choose the charms that speak to you.

It is the perfect way to make your mismatched earring look intentional and fashion-forward. They can create asymmetry that looks balanced and intentional. Just watch out for the weight of some of the charms. If they get too heavy, you might end up with sore ears. Prolonged wear of earrings that are too heavy can cause your earring hole to stretch or become raw and infected.

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Curious about the best earrings for your face shape? Check out our Earring Guide on matching earrings with types of face shapes.

Experiencing the Freedom of Mismatched Earrings


At the end of the day, mismatched earrings will always give you a sense of freedom. You can match the earrings in terms of color, size, or material. It will give you a balanced look. Or, you can go all out and choose mismatched earrings with different shapes, sizes, and colors. This is a great way to express your own personal style.

No matter your choice, mismatched earrings are a great way to add some oomph to your look. So, go ahead and experiment until you find a look that you love. Who knows where it will take you.