If a generation were to be defined by a photograph, it would definitely be a selfie. The art and act of photographing one’s self has become so popular that the word “selfie” has even made its way into the Oxford and Merriam Webster dictionaries. Some people may channel extravagant makeup into making their selfies look good, but for those who do not favour a fully made-up face on a daily basis, you can always opt for statement earrings.

Statement earrings are in fact, the easiest way to change up your look without committing to it like a permanent hair dye. Yet, they give off the biggest impact especially when you’re taking a selfie — there’s no way those flashy earrings would go unnoticed.

What makes a regular pair of earrings a statement piece? First of all, they need to catch the attention of viewers almost immediately — this can be thanks to the size or colour of the earrings. For example, the Dior Tribales Earrings are not the biggest in size, but the bright turquoise shade is attention-grabbing, plus the iconic Tribales silhouette is easily identifiable. At times, even just one earring is enough, like Versace’s woven earring — a single piece that commands a presence of its own thanks to the bright red woven leather.

So if you tire of your shiny Fenty Beauty highlighter, go on a change of pace and up your selfie game with these statement earrings instead.

1
Lanvin long pearl earrings

These pearl earrings may be dainty, but they’re still a good statement piece for those who dislike flashy earrings. Because these earrings are in an elegant gold and pearl colour combination, you can still wear bright lipstick with these earrings.

RM3,392.40, Lanvin

2
Chanel clip-on earrings

From the Chanel Fall/Winter 2017/18 accessories collection come this pair of spiky clip-on earrings. This pair adds sass and edge to your look, simply because of their silhouette. A double C logo at the stud subtly but surely shows off your Chanel accessories.

RM4,210.91, Chanel

3
Dior Tribales Earrings in aged palladium finish metal

The Dior Tribales earrings is a young icon, winning the hearts of women worldwide including many celebrities. Its silhouette is easily identifiable, and Dior now has many interpretations of the Tribales, including this turquoise stone resin beads piece with aged palladium finish metal that comes with the CD logo and a cute bee stud. Striking yet understated, these earrings will look good in your selfies.

RM2,069.51, Dior

4
Moschino wrench outline clip-on earrings

Add a bit of irony into your selfies with this wrench outline earrings from Moschino. This pair doesn’t stand out with colours, but with its unusual design. After all, you only find wrenches in hardware stores, not high fashion boutiques.

RM1,980.31, Moschino

5
Oscar de la Renta Mini Impatiens beaded clip earrings

A tribute to the designer’s favourite flower, the Mini Impatiens earrings are essentially the upside down version of the flower, but in glossy copper resin and dangling crystals. It’s as girly as it is flashy, perfect for both day and night outfits.

RM1,665.24, Net-a-Porter

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Rosantica Pascoli gold-tone quartz hoop earrings

Afraid that you’d be accused of cultural appropriation with your gold hoop earrings? Not if they’re gold-toned brass hoop earrings embellished with faceted quartz in brilliant shades of blue. Also, they’re handmade by Italian artisans. Anything handmade is selfie-worthy.

RM1,153.83, Net-a-Porter

7
Katerina Makriyianni fan earrings

For maximum size and impact, these Katerina Makriyianni earrings are your best bet. Made of red wool that’s been carefully fanned out, they won’t drag your earlobes down with the weight but sit prettily and comfortably while making your look from the shoulders up completely elaborate.

RM856.58, Farfetch

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Versace woven earring

Don’t expect this Versace woven earring to dust your shoulders, because they are so long that they will extend below them. Nonetheless, the striking red leather is visually impactful and also unique — a great addition to your accessories collection.

RM1,725.88, Versace

PohNee Chin
Editor, Kuala Lumpur
Poh Nee is the editor and writes about travel and drinks. When she's not living out her holiday dreams via Google Earth and sipping on an Old Fashioned down at the local bars, you can find her snug at home bingeing on Netflix and mystery fiction.