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    Classic, funky, feminine: Fall earring trends

    Fall fashion always features warm colors and richly textured fabrics, but the many different ways that plays out each year is what makes fashion so exciting. Fabrics get a little bulkier and bolder when cooler temperatures arrive, and the same is true for accessories. Those dainty silver hoops that went with everything last summer won’t stand up to fall’s sophistication, so here’s what you need to know about the best looks in earrings this season:

    Long and lean

    Earrings with long, graceful lines are on-trend for fall, with many current styles reminiscent of 1920s art deco style. Look for drop earrings featuring elegant combinations of gemstones and tassels, in sophisticated metallic finishes.

    The time-tested bow

    When a fashion tip comes straight from an industry source, you know it’s solid. The Jewelers of America Report predicts that bow-themed jewelry will be everywhere this fall. Bows are classic, feminine and sweet and can add an air of sophistication and charm to almost any outfit. Look for bow earrings for teens, tweens and adults in colorful resins and precious metals, as well as bows that sparkle with rhinestones or gems.

    Boho fun

    The interesting textures that keep Boho style trending are especially welcome in the fall. This season, look for earrings with genuine or fashioned feathers, beading, and touches of leather and other natural elements. The influence of east Asian and Mediterranean style really shines in some of the latest Boho styles. Earrings with animal print are also hot; bold zebra stripes look fabulous with the color scheme of fall clothing and can freshen-up last year’s outfits.

    Soft and subtle

    Every girl or woman with a romantic streak will love wearing trendy earrings made from cabochon beads, metal, stone and shells in gorgeous shades of cream, dusty rose and light turquoise blue. Wear these whimsical pieces with a blazer and tweed skirt, or with a T-shirt and jeans for a modern artsy look.

    Accessories are the perfect way to extend your wardrobe from year to year. That same gray suit you drag out of the closet every fall can look fresh and fashionable with the addition of some trendy jewelry. And because earrings frame the face, they may be the most important accessory any woman ever wears. By choosing a few of today’s hottest looks in earrings, you’ll be sure to make a great first impression this fall.