Listen up! If you want to refresh a look, as well as add polish and personality, earrings are your easy go-to
Accessories become your best friend when you want to update your wardrobe without spending a fortune. Adding a new bag, pair of pumps or an armful of jewellery is a quick and simple way to breathe life into an old outfit.
We’d argue no accessory will work harder for you than a pair of statement earrings. They let you throw the rulebook out the window and go as OTT as you like, giving you the freedom to be bold and embrace the idea that you can make a statement without becoming a slave to fashion trends.
Whether you want to dress up a T-shirt and jeans, add a different vibe to a dress you’ve worn to every wedding this decade, or just brighten up a Monday morning Zoom, there’s a set of earrings to suit all tastes and budgets.
Here’s our selection of bright gemstones, sculptural shapes and jazzy jewel tones – all for £50 or less.
Joma Jewellery Bohemia Green Lace Agate Statement Earrings, £21.99
We love the unique sculptural shape of this pretty pair. The gold disk has green agate stones looped through it, which are bound to brighten up any outfit.
Emma Holland Double Hoop Clip-On Earrings, £50
No piercing? No problem. These double-hooped earrings are clip-on and suitable for all. Made with 23-carat gold plating, they’d look just as stylish smartening up a work outfit as they would for a dinner date with the girls.
Jon Richard Star & Moon Drop Earrings, £25
Previously considered a tad old fashioned, black earrings are enjoying a resurgence. Wear these celestial beauties in the day with a slick of red lipstick for a super-stylish Mediterranean vibe.
John Lewis Statement drop earrings, £11.20
Add a touch of colour to your outfit with oversized blue drop earrings. As the stone is made from glass, it refracts the light for extra sparkle. Perfect to dazzle with on your next job interview.
John Lewis Circular Drop Earrings, £16
A super-sparkly design that will add a touch of glam to any outfit. Despite the size, they’re lightweight and the drop hangs close to your ear for a glitzy, sophisticated look.
John Lewis Geometric Rectangular Earrings, £14
You can’t go wrong with a touch of tortoiseshell. The timeless pattern is given a modern makeover, thanks to the geometric shape. Simply team with a white T-shirt and acid-wash jeans.
Joma Jewellery Beaded Hoop Earrings, £15.50
These eye-catching gold hoops stand out because of the beautiful beaded detailing. They’re lightweight, comfy to wear and will elevate any outfit.
John Lewis Long Drop Earrings, £16
These earrings are long enough to skim your shoulders, but lightweight enough to wear all night. The rainbow-coloured gems will liven up your LBD or simply add more interest to a crisp white shirt.
Lido Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings, £50
The fashion world’s obsession with pearls isn’t going away any time soon, so once you invest in this statement design, you’ll be wearing them for years to come. We’d suggest pulling your hair back into a sleek pony to really show them off.
John Lewis Crystal Drop Earrings, £16
Make them green with envy with retro-inspired gold drop earrings. The green glass crystal adds a splash of colour to any outfit.
Tutti & Co Textured Oval Drop Earrings, £29
Tutti & Co create jewellery in a studio by the sea, which was the inspiration for this striking design. The textured disc will catch the light, while the drop hoop adds a clever contrast.