One of the hardest parts of any morning or event prep is choosing the right jewelry to accompany an outfit. Earrings are pretty versatile to complete any outfit and most importantly, compliment the face and hairstyle of the wearer.
Below are must-have earring types to make a statement;
Essential jewelry that is trendy and easy to style. You can wear one piece or layer them. Minimalist earrings are not always just small and simple either. They can be pieces that are sleek, clean-lined, or geometric. The main objective is to complement the wearer in the simplest way possible. These types of earrings can be found in Maasai markets and brass jewelers.
Beads are our signature for sure and a basic starter pack for Kenyan souvenirs. Many Kenyans wear different kinds of bead accessories. Bead earrings spice up outfits and we highly recommend you to pair bead accessories with plain clad or monochrome pallet-themed clad.
Pearl jewelry is timeless, versatile, and always appropriate. This kind of jewelry has been trending in Kenya for a while now. These gems represent wisdom. Real pearls are gems of the sea are believed to offer protection to the wearer, as well as attract good luck and wealth.
Polymer Clay Earrings
These are the new bad boys in town! Now they might be pricy but they are definitely a vibe and can be custom-made to your own liking. One way of appreciating art is by wearing it.
Threader earrings are a minimalist take on some elegant dangling earrings. They have a slim chain that goes through the ear lobe and drops on both ends. Perfect for soft elegant reel content, daywear, and dinner night.
Ear climbers are one of the newer and trendier earring styles in the street. They start at the base of the ear and climb upward and clipped, instead of dangling down. Perfect for those who are skeptical or scared of industrial and helix piercings.
Another timeless piece that can’t go out of trend. Hoop earrings symbolize strength for minority groups worldwide. These are a culture statement for most African communities dated way back! An example being the Kikuyu and Maasai tribes.
Resin accessories have been a big trend since 2020 and seem to be sticking around for a long time. They are durable and totally artistic. You can lock in a memorable piece like a flower, as done by many. They can be made as DIY. If you plan to DIY your pieces, don’t forget protective equipment such as gloves and masks as resin is very reactive.