In our continuing effort to simplify, we’re paring things down on the jewelry front. Hence the delicate, humble hoop. Neither new (they’ve been an adornment option for most, if not all, of recorded history; just check the Met for a delightful array of would-be purchases) nor boring—there’s a difference, trust us—hoops big and small, silver and gold, pierced and cuffed, are once again our embellishment of choice.
Whether sleek (Sade), bohemian (Janet Jackson), minimal (Ashley Smith ), classic (Loulou de la Falaise ), or contemporary (Iselin Steiro ), gold and silver hoops deliver refinement with a hint of subversion; we're still talking about piercings, remember. Their clean lines and simplicity make them ideal for piling on, going asymmetrical, or otherwise paying more attention to placement. And as we all know, placement is key. Here, 37 reasons to get thee to the piercer or jewelry store. Gretchen Weiners, take note: hoops aren’t reserved for Regina George any longer.
*PSA to you ladies going for the large hoop look: steer clear of wandering limbs, bags, umbrellas, and/or wild pets. Accidents may occur.