If you don't like the trends of the '80s, you're kind of out of luck this season. Truth be told, it hasn't been the easiest pill for me to swallow. The flashy, glamorous trends of the decade have always felt a little over-the-top in my eyes, but as someone who likes to wear the latest trends, I'm doing my best to figure out ways too subtly incorporate the '80s into my fall wardrobe. One of the biggest ones is a cute earring trend that I've admittedly pondered whether I'm too old to wear—on multiple recent occasions. That trend is oversize heart earrings. A few years ago, we might've called them tacky and juvenile, but the '80s revival (and designer Alessandra Rich) have made them cool, so this statement earring trend is on the path to even match the popularity of the chunky gold hoops we all know and love.
After seeing tons of heart earrings on Instagram and on the market, I decided to ignore my hangups and just get myself a pair. I landed on a pair by Bagatiba, which I'm wearing in the photo below. They are a little more delicate than many of the heart earrings on the market and felt to me like just one step above gold hoops on the "extra" scale. To find your own best take on the trend, scroll on to see it in action on Instagram and to shop 25 pairs of perfect heart earrings.