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Celebrities and Vintage Clip-On Earrings: Style Inspiration

Fashion trends often come full circle so it’s no surprise vintage accessories often make an appearance amongst style enthusiasts. One such accessory that might be flying under the radar is making the vintage clip-on earring. In this blog post, we’ll delve into the style choices of some celebrities who have been spotted flaunting this vintage style and offer inspiration for fashion-forward readers.

Jennifer Garner

Jennifer Garner is certainly known as one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood. What fans might not know if that until recently the actress was afraid to get her ears pierced. Known for her elegant and sophisticated style, it was revealed that Jennifer had been donning clip-on earrings at various events. The actress effortlessly combines modern fashion with classic accessories, showcasing how clip-on earrings can elevate any ensemble. It seems the 13 going on 30 actress favours diamond and pearl statement earrings when attending the red carpet!

Pearl and Diamond Earrings

Queen Camilla

The British royal is certainly the queen of clip-ons. Usually opting for clip-on earrings, Queen Camilla is also known for modifying earrings by removing the posts. The work is done so seamlessly it is hard to even notice! The beauty of wearing clip-ons is the ability to wear much larger earrings more comfortable, a benefit the queen has certainly taken advantage of. Her Majesty was spotted sporting long drop earrings by Van Cleef & Arpels. The £46,900 diamond and white gold Magic Alhambra earrings has become a wardrobe favourite of the queen, who has worn the earrings on several occasions, including at the Animal Ball, paired with her signature blue suit. The £46,900 diamond and white gold Magic Alhambra earrings has become a a wardrobe favourite of the queen, who has worn the earrings on several occasions, including at the Animal Ball, paired with her signature blue suit. Another favourite style of the queen is mismatch her earrings, often wearing one pearl in one ear and a completely different on in the other! Her Majesty’s ears have never been pierced, and nor will they ever be she told British Vogue on approach of her 75th birthday!

Princess Beatrice

The Queen consort is not the only member of the British royal family to opt for clip-ons – Princess Beatrice has famously never had her ears pierced either. Often seen at high-profile events, she appears to be a fan of her custom made Chopard chain-link diamond earring, adding a touch of sparkle to her classic style. The princess has also been known to opt for shorter gold earrings or diamond vintage stud earrings styles.

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore, the effervescent and versatile actress known for her eclectic style, has been spotted on multiple occasions opting for clip-on earrings. As the host of her own chat show The Drew Barrymore Show, her style has taken a playful vintage tone, mixing textures and earth-toned tweed looks with gold jewellery notes. Her nod to the vintage style pairs perfectly with her choice in clip-on earrings.

Cate Blanchette

The Academy Award-winning Australian actress has been known for wearing statement clip-on earrings. More substantial, or heavier, earrings are often clip on as it is thought of to be more comfortable for the wearer as opposed to having a post. The actress has been seen wearing large star-like earrings on and donned vintage examples dated back to the 1980s on the red carpet of the Academy Awards, as well as tiered redf gemstone drop earrings.

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Style Tips:

For any readers eager to incorporate vintage clip-on earrings into their own style wardrobes, here are some tips and options:

Mix and Match Styles

Experiment with different vintage styles to find what resonates with your personal taste. Whether it’s art deco, Victorian, or mid-century, vintage clip-ons come in a variety of designs. If you feel inspired by Queen Camilla, mix and match your earrings with a different on in each ear!

Day to Night Transition

The right pair of vintage clip-on earrings can seamlessly transition from day to night. Pair them with a casual daytime outfit or use them to elevate your evening attire for a touch of sophistication.

Accessorise Minimally

Let the vintage clip-ons take centre stage by keeping other accessories minimal. If you’re going for something more Blanchette-esque it’s a good idea to get the rest of your jewellery on the simpler side – this ensures that the earrings become a focal point of your look!

Shop Vintage or Vintage-inspired

Explore local vintage stores or online platforms for authentic vintage finds. Drew Barrymore’s vintage style pairs perfectly with her jewellery so don’t be afraid to lean into this look!

If you feel inspired by these clip-on earring wearing celebrities don’t hesitate to check out our collection of antique and vintage clip-on earrings to get ahead of the trend!

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