There are many unspoken laws of the world, in the same way, that dogs are man’s best friend, and water is wet, you can never have too many earrings! Not only do earrings add a certain charm to your face as a whole, but the piercing of a woman's ears has historically been used for other benefits too! In Ancient China, ear piercing was used as a form of acupuncture and treatment for problems with the menstrual cycle. Suppose a deficiency in energy or ‘chi’ gold earrings were worn for restorative purposes. Gemstones would be added to these earrings, with each one representing a different health benefit, for example, Emerald would be added to prevent miscarriage, and ruby was used to control symptoms of menstruation. Today in most parts of the world, earrings are widely used as a form of beautification or ornamentation. One could go as far as to say that earrings can single-handedly change up the appearance of an entire ensemble. Put simply - Your earrings can be a remarkable game-changer, so it’s a must that you choose wisely. Today, we’re here to show you how to accessorize the Afro-Indie way! We have put together some of our favorite Afro-Indie earrings that will surely give you that WOW effect. Keep reading to find out more
1. The 'Liya' Glam Dangles
Today we’re opening with a pair of earrings that scream glamour and opulence. Bringing a pop of culture into the otherwise, very Eurocentric sphere of luxury fashion has never looked so good! Ladies, may I present to you, the fabulous ‘Liya’ Glam Dangles. The needle of the earring forms a high arch over the bulk of it, creating a breathtaking basket-style design. Each earring is adorned with a variety of multi-colored stones and accented with small silver bead balls that make them fun and festive. The careful arrangement of the teardrop gemstones can be likened to a peacock’s awe-inspiring tail. The name ‘Liya’ translates from the Indian Tamil language into ‘beautiful; intelligent, ambitious’. For styling, pair the ‘Liya’ with a matching multi-colored blouse for a coordinative look that could only have come from the gods. Or for a pop of color, choose a muted blouse or dress. Compliment the 'Liya' Dangles with other silver accessories such as our 'Zopa' Coil Bangle to bring the look together.
2. 'Mohi' Dangles - Fuchsia/Orange
Next up, we have a pair of earrings that can only be described as fit for royalty. If we’re making a list of earring must-haves, there’s no way we’re leaving these out! The ‘Mohi’ Dangles will have you lighting up the entire event with your presence. With ultra-dramatic dangle earrings becoming more and more popular, and some brands even opting to release statement earrings that dangle to the shoulder and slightly below; the ‘Mohi’s are a lovely way to stay in the loop and remain on-trend, without making too much of a fuss. They are handmade and hand-crafted to perfection, and stained with a beautiful bright and bold fuchsia and orange hue. Taking center stage is an intricate detailed hand carving with unique and finite patterns surrounding it. ‘Mohi’ is then finished with silver metal, and stems of orange and fuchsia beads that dangle from the base. Pair her with your favorite date night look, and you're ready to slay the night Queen!
3. 'Lalita' Stud Drops
We couldn’t resist ending on possibly the most special pair of earrings we’ve seen yet! Apart from giving us major Alice In Wonderland vibes, the ‘Lalita’ Stud Drops put a whimsical, playful spin on the dangle earring. The earliest form of dangle earrings were worn by the Ancient Egyptians as a sign of wealth and status, these came exclusively in hoops. One thing that makes the composition of the ‘Lalita’ so distinctive is the fact that they take the form of the first evolution of the dangle ‘hoop’ earring into a pendant design. They feature a unique floral jhumka (traditional bell shaped design) that has been hand-stained with red, black, and white flowers. The details on this piece give off a regal vibe, with a twist that makes us think they could be straight out of a movie! As if they weren’t already intricately designed, the ‘Lalita’s also have a gold trim circling the bell, and small beads that dangle from the base that makes her special and eccentric. In terms of styling, there’s a lot you can do with these, for a more smart casual ‘high tea’ look, throw on your ‘Lalita’s and brandish a lacy white skirt and blouse co-ord, and some red wedge heels. Feeling adventurous? Go with a red formal hat to tie it all together. To dress this down even further, perhaps put on a simple black jersey tee, and black denim straight leg jeans with red sneakers, and a red cardigan.
Well ladies, unfortunately, we’ve come to the end of another one of our much loved must-have lists. Hopefully, this has given you an insight into the endless styling possibilities that a good pair of earrings can give you. There are literally millions of ways you can rock our Afro-Indie accessories, and although we have only listed three, we have a plethora of options that best suit your unique style. After looking at our fave earring combos, if you were left wanting more, you can check out our ear adornments here. Usually, we tell you that we are very interested in looking at all the styling serves that you come up with, and this is no exception! Send your photos over to us using the contact form, or make sure to use the hashtag #WearYourHeritage or #AfroIndieStyle on Instagram or Twitter for a chance to be featured on our social media pages! We can't wait to see just how creative you get with Afro Indie pieces. As always, keep Queenin' in these streets. See you all in the next post!