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All Ears: How to Make Your Outfits Look More Expensive, Instantly

What if we told you you could look like a million bucks for less than ten? That’s the secret that’s taking over your Instagram feed, and you probably haven’t even noticed. Globe-trotting heiresses and influencers are in on it, and it’s all about maxing out on glam for minimal investment.

The key? High-impact accessorizing. And what accessory works well in any weather? Earrings, of course. They’re one of the few pieces that doesn’t get stuck hiding under coats, and as it turns out, they’re the pieces you see, time and time again, tying outfits together and elevating ensembles to new heights.

It’s time to put an end to earrings-as-afterthought to getting dressed! This trend puts the tiny guys center stage and, man, have we seen some showstoppers. Basic sweaters, coats and jeans get an extravagant makeover with the addition of a chic statement earring. And, the more over the top the earrings, the more luxe the look.

It’s time to hit  the rhinestones and colorful acrylics, because a chandelier, hoop or tassel is exactly what your turtleneck needs to become a total head turner. And while you’re at it, tuck, slick, pin to clear the way and show off those lobes.

5 Earrings that’ll Upgrade Your Whole Outfit

The Waterfall

The glitz is normally reserved for evenings out, so it’s understandable why a swinging waterfall style might stop traffic during daylight. Pin these puppies on and let the clear crystal fringe turn any day into a special occasion.

Marble Discs

Marble has long been associated with indulgence — so slip on a few discs that double as moon phases for indulgent, decor-inspired accessorizing. Far more affordable than famed marble floors, these two-tone stunners ring in under $10!

Retro-inspired Lucite

For lovers of the glamorous, glass-like look, there’s no better dupe than retro-inspired lucite. Light on the ears, these French hook-back numbers come complete with faux-pearl bead details and an artistic edge.

Tortoise Shell

There’s nothing more timeless than a classic tortoise shell resin earring. And, these flat hoops lend a neutral pattern and pop to your most monochromatic looks.

The Astrid Knot

Astrid knot earrings in lilac

For an eye-catching pop of color and a treasure that looks like it was discovered on a posh expedition, Eastern-inspired tassels say “well-traveled” = “sophistication.”