From Rajastan to Runway: Over-the-Ear Cuffs Look Fresh for Fall

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We can remember a time in in elementary school when clip ons and ear cuffs were the "safe" bet for needle-shy proto-fashionistas. Years after going down to the mall to get our first piercing, though, ear cuffs are looking less "safe" and more stylish than ever. Whether clipped onto the side or dangled over the top, cuffs certainly look more daring than the ho-hum, through-the-lobe universal standard. A long-standing fashion staple in Rajastan and St. Marks place (though with drastically different styling, of course)—this season, Eastern variations, and futuristic takes by Alexander Wang and others are adding new heat to the clip ons. This fall, your iPhone earbuds might have to compete for space.
Above, from left: Alexander Wang Vertebrae Earring, about $1,113, available at Browns Fashion, image via Fashion Toast; Fringe Ear Cuff, $18, available at Nasty Gal.
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Above, from left: LitterSF Gold Tassel Ear Cuff, $110, available at LitterSF; Urban Outfitters Feather Ear Cuffs, $18, available at Urban Outfitters.
Above: Han Cholo x Lovemade Cold Hearted Snake Earpiece, $70, available at 80's Purple.
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Above, from left: Superfertile Flower Ear Cover Earring, $198, available at New High (M)art; Alexander Wang Vertebrae Ear Cuff, about $1,113, available at Browns Fashion, image via Fashion Toast.

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