Don't overdue it: Earrings to accentuate an updo

Posted by PalmBeach Jewelry on Jul 16th 2013

Don't overdue it: Earrings to accentuate an updo

Audrey Hepburn certainly paved the way for pairing stylish updos with fun and chic earrings. While her signature high bun and black and white earring combo is still an acceptable choice in 2013, there are plenty of other ways to have fun with your hair pulled back. Here are a few hairstyle and earring pairings that will help you stand out.

Buns and bling
?One trend that will never go out of style is rocking a sleek bun or topknot with blinged out stud earrings. This look is not only mature and modern, but it will give you a sense of class no matter if you're wearing a stunning floor-length gown or a cute pair of jeans and a biker jacket. For a formal affair it might be best to look into purchasing a pair like .26 TCW Round Diamond 10k White Gold Stud Cluster Earrings that feature a larger center TCW diamond circled by smaller gems. The style is as elegant as it is feminine, making the studs a perfect choice.

On the same note, opting for a more modern pair of studs, such as the 1/7 TCW Round Diamond 10k Yellow Gold Square-Shaped Stud Earrings can help show off your individual style at the office out for drinks with the girls or anywhere in between.

Ponytails and pretty drop earrings
Another sassy style to try is a traditional high ponytail with a pair of bouncy and show-stopping drop earrings. While a ponytail can be considered more casual than formal, adding a fresh pair of earrings to the look can take most ensembles from day to night in an instant. You can also opt to create a more high-fashion pony by leaving about an inch thick section of your hair out of the elastic, then wrapping the section around the hair tie to hide it. 

For a chic ponytail like this, look for earrings that truly bring something to the table. For example, a pair like the Crystal Hammered-Style Sunburst Drop Earrings In Yellow Gold Tone And Black Rhodium-Plated might add some sass to your overall style. The mix of hammered gold and black rhodium will certainly be a conversation piece, and luckily, the neutral metallics will work with many different trends and ensembles. 

You could also opt for a more bohemian-inspired style by switching out the sophisticated earrings with a more eclectic pair. Drop earrings made of jade or another natural stone might be best.