Hoop Earrings Are the New Choker

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By: Gabrielle Prescod

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Now that everyone has a choker in every. possible. variation, I think it’s safe to say the trend has reached its peak. Even if you still love your trusty choker, it might be time to start playing with the newest ubiquitous accessory trend: hoop earrings. Hoop earrings were definitely a thing when we were in school, but they’re back again in a big way. Literally. Brands like Area and Y/Project were among the first to debut huge hoop earrings on the runway last season, and since then the trend has caught fire. People can’t get enough of the hoop, and with celebrities like Rihanna and Kendall Jenner rocking them, it’s hard to ignore that they’re absolutely the next choker.

Admittedly, some of these XL hoops might not be your jam for every day—those Y/Project spirals are no joke—but luckily, hoops come in a variety of shapes and sizes that can complete literally any outfit. Whether its supersized, doubled, thick, thin, tiny, or abstract, these are 13 of the best hoops to buy so you’ve got the trend down no matter what.


These Fallon earrings aren’t your average hoop. They lie flat against your cheekbones to add a little something extra and accentuate your highlight.


These are the perfect itty bitties to wear every day but still stay on trend. The rose gold goes with everything.


Area is one of the OGs responsible for making hoops a thing again. These babies help you channel your inner Rihanna. Always be Rihanna.


One of my main concerns about wearing hoops is the weight. I’m terrified of stretching out my earring hole, so I always try to find lighter earrings to wear. These extra-large hoops from M Jewelers provide you with all of the glory of a huge earring with none of the weight.


The best thing about The Last Line is that all the pieces can be worn interchangeably. Designer Shelley Gibbs Sanders really thought about her customer when she designed the collection. All you need is one earring, and it can be worn in so many different ways; this one can be worn as the hoop and stud, or just the stud. You also have the option of swapping out the stud for another one, like a diamond for when you’re feeling flashy.


Sometimes less is more, and the simplicity of these Jules Smith hoops is magic. These are actually doing the least in the best way possible.


An unexpected shape is a great way to give hoops your own spin. These from UNOde50 are perfect for being a little off, but still on trend.


If you have multiple piercings, these are perfect for a second or third hole so you can create a layering effect.


For when you can’t decide between silver or gold and you can’t figure out if you want to go big or stay small. These Charlotte Chesnaises are the solution to all those problems in one earring.


A twisted shape gives this silver pair of hoops some dimension, and they are great as a statement accessory for any outfit.


These J.W.Anderson hoops are an unconventional take on a hoop and extremely versatile. They are a great investment for going that extra mile and elevating any look you have. Wear with a t-shirt and jeans or an evening look. Either way, you can’t go wrong.


A slightly thicker material really helps make the earrings stand out and draw attention. These are great for a bolder look for when you’re not into being a wallflower.


These are the perfect pair of everyday hoops that are appropriate for the office and running errands but can also perfectly accessorize a look for a night out.

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