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Spring 2012 Fashion Week Street Style Trends: Statement Earrings

Suddenly Everywhere — Statement Earrings

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>> Are shoulder-grazing earrings replacing collar necklaces and arm parties as the fashion crowd's favorite statement jewelry? Maybe, if all the jumbo earrings spotted on the streets of the most recent fashion weeks are any indication. From New York to Paris, giant baubles were spotted dangling from many a well-styled ear — Joanna Hillman wore Eddie Borgo's red silk tassel dusters in New York (far left); Giovanna Battaglia wore an ornate cross style in Milan (top, far right); and Olivia Palermo sported a huge emerald-enamel set in Paris (bottom left). But this look wasn't just confined to the streets: the Spring 2012 runways offered up their fair share as well, with Marni, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Etro, and Blumarine all marching out versions of the style. While it may be too soon to tell if this look has real staying power, one thing is certain: it's a playful way to switch it up, and it definitely feels fresh for the season. Get ahead of the curve and make the look your own by shopping our picks of the chicest, jumbo earrings around — all measuring in at over 3.5 inches, and all currently available — here in the slideshow.

Photos, clockwise from far left: Joanna Hillman, photo courtesy of Stylesight; Anna Dello Russo, Giovanna Battaglia, Olivia Palermo, Roxane Mesquida all courtesy of Getty

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