If 2020 was the year of hoops and sweats, 2021 is the year of the ear party. Between mismatched piercings and ultra-stacked piercings, there is so much room for creativity and personality when it comes to your earrings lineup.
Looking for something subtle with a little spice? Or in the mood for a loud and layered look? We’ve got you covered with 2021’s most trending ear piercings and earring styles so you can have an ear party that matches your personal aesthetic all year- and beyond.
Top 4 Ear Piercings & Placement Styles
Here are the top four ear piercing and placement styles we’re seeing (and loving) right now. Can’t choose which you love most? Try them all! That said, we do recommend building your ear party look over time, depending on the placement and your overall pain tolerance.
No need to limit yourself to matching piercings on each ear. If you have two piercings on one ear, try three or more on the other. It will look on trend with minimal effort.
Stack two or more piercings to add immediate flair… and a little edge to your look.
Embrace your whole ear with helix piercings, which are known as any piercing that’s on your upper ear cartilage. However, lately we’ve been seeing helix piercings more towards the middle of the ear rather than the tip top for a slightly subtler look.
Daith piercings are located in the innermost fold of your ear. (Think: just above the ear canal.) You’ll often see curved barbells and hoops in this spot.
Top 5 Earring Styles
It doesn’t matter if you have zero piercings or twenty - here are our favorite earrings to play with your look and style.
Cuffs are a fun investment because you don’t need piercings to wear them. So if you want to try out a look or dress up an outfit for the night - cuffs are amazing options.
Chances are you’ve seen hoops everywhere you look - on TikTok, Instagram, and your local coffee shop. Hoops are staples for good reason; they’re elegant, eye-catching, and fashionable.
Never underestimate the simple stud. They’re versatile, easy to mix and match, and add sparkle no matter where they are on your ear.
A single piercing becomes a total look with earring jackets. Tucked behind your ear, the jacket adds extra color and sparkle in a subtle yet significant way.
Make the most of your piercings with connected chains and climbers. Both earrings take up real estate on your earlobe without the commitment of extra piercings.
Add Comfort & Style: Stack your ears with flat-back posts for comfort
Sick of dealing with earrings poking the side of your head or squeezing your earlobes? We feel ya. We specifically design our threadless earrings with flat-back posts to help you avoid the daily struggles of uncomfortable earrings.
Especially if you have sensitive ears or you regularly wear helmets, headphones, or hats, earrings with flat-back posts can help relieve the pressure on your ears.
Here are some of the many benefits of threadless jewelry with flat-back posts:
Covers the back of the earrings so they don’t poke you