While hoops might seem simple, rockin’ them on the daily isn’t always so straightforward. Luckily, there are plenty of stylish ladies (think: Chiara Ferragni and Beyoncé) who are showing that this ’90s staple still has the whole style game on lock. The key to pulling them off these days? It’s all about the ensemble and the details. We say go for a small or medium-sized pair with a few fun, funky accents and pair them up with sophisticated, modern pieces to create a seriously chic look.
Hoops aren’t exactly the same as a revealing top or a questionably high hemline, but they can feel a little risqué in the workplace. Put all those hangups on the back burner, because we’re telling you they can be a major player in a sartorially successful getup. For your nine to five, skip the suit and pair those hoops with flowy high-waist trousers, a modern oversized top and sleek heels for the perfect blend of classic, boho and urban chic.
Oblik Atelier Insider Hoops Earrings ($334) + COS Oversized Draped Top ($115), Street Level Fringe Vegan-Leather Tote ($78), Charles + Keith Embossed Ankle-Strap Heels ($59), Mango Flowy Printed Trousers ($35), Melanie Auld Orbited Turquoise Ring ($138), Estee Lauder Powerful Lip Set ($30)
Dress up a psychedelic shift with a sassy pair of hoops and structured accessories that scream sophistication. The eye-catching baubles will no doubt play up this fanciful frock’s ’60s vibes, but a pair of luxe slip-on sandals will bring the look back to the 21st century (and keep your feet happy while you’re shakin’ it on the dance floor).
Oblik Atelier Insider Hoops Earrings ($334) + Makeup Forever Aqua Rouge Waterproof Liquid Lip Color ($24), Rachana Reddy Blind Date Box Clutch ($100), J.Crew Newbark Roma III Slides ($355), Warehouse Floral Sleeveless Shift Dress ($89), Lele Sadoughi Column Slider Cuff ($240)
We just couldn’t resist. These babies go way back, and we’re all about that throwback style. Take your weekend wear on a trip down memory lane with an A-line button-front skirt and printed tee combo. Your go-to hoops and a colorful interpretation of classic aviators drive those retro vibes home, while an on-trend backpack and chunky cutout shoes infuse the getup with a cool, contemporary edge.
Oblik Atelier Insider Hoops Earrings ($334) + Topshop Moto Denim Button-Front A-Line Skirt ($52), H&M Jersey Top With Printed Design ($13), Lauren Merkin Handbags Chloe Backpack ($450), Revlon Nail Enamel in Bubbly ($5), The Wildfox Baron Sunglasses ($179), Windsor Smith Wiild Leather Cutout Buckle Shoes ($225)
What pieces in your closet deserve more attention, but stump your style game? Tell us about your trickiest wear-again garments in the comments below and we might feature them in our next Style Resolutions post!