Trend Watch: Ear Cuffs

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LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Actress Kat Graham arrives at “Trevor Live” honoring Katy Perry and Audi of America for The Trevor Project held at The Hollywood Palladium on December 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Trevor Project)

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New ear embellishments have been spotted on the runway, red carpet, in boutiques, and they keep popping up on my news feeds; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, you name it!

When it comes to on-trend jewelry, we’ve been seeing a lot of the sideways crosses, the beaded and wrap bracelets, the shift from silver to gold to rose-gold. And for the most part, vintage jewelry started taking over, with its simple, classical designs. The ‘less is more’ attitude. Which I like. But ladies, current fashion trends are in the holiday spirit; one filled with lights and sparkle, and trendsetters are taking designers up on their offer of a spin on your everyday earring. Ornate ear cuffs are being spotted everywhere, like our very own CW beauty, The Vampire Diaries‘ Kat Graham. She was spotted rocking an edgy-rhinestone ear cuff just this past weekend. Check it out below!

LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 02:  Actress Kat Graham arrives at "Trevor Live" honoring Katy Perry and Audi of America for The Trevor Project held at The Hollywood Palladium on December 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Trevor Project)

LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 02: Actress Kat Graham arrives at “Trevor Live” honoring Katy Perry and Audi of America for The Trevor Project held at The Hollywood Palladium on December 2, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Trevor Project)

They come in different styles, too, some more dramatic than others; like the gem-encrusted cuff on Edie Campbell below.

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 11:  Edie Campbell attends the Chanel: The Little Black Jacket private view at Saatchi Gallery on October 11, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Mike Marsland/Getty Images)

LONDON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 11: Edie Campbell attends the Chanel: The Little Black Jacket private view at Saatchi Gallery on October 11, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Getty Images)

No high cartilage piercing necessary to take part in this new trend. Some just cuff right around the rim of your ear, some even connect to your bottom piercing like an earring. You can wear them with a matching pair of studs or hoops to add a non-traditional twist. Whether you want something with spikes or a snake, something with gemstones and rhinestones galore, or something more simple and subtle, find the ear cuffs that express your own personal style and personality.

I feel like I’m going to need to try this trend, especially because I’ve always loved a little something extra on the ear, but my low-pain tolerance won’t dare let me anywhere near getting another ear piercing. Whoever said “beauty is pain” doesn’t have to be right all the time. ;)

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