It’s no secret that when it comes to jewelry, earrings are the name of my game. While I do love a simple pair of studs (these are pretty) every now and then, it’s the statement earrings that dominate my jewelry box. My latest favorites are coming from new-to-me designer Mercedes Salazar. The Colombian designer takes a bigger-is-better approach to her earrings and the result is magical. Between the bright colors and the mix of tassels and beads, these earrings are basically screaming out for a fiesta. Each pair is handmade (!) in Colombia, making them feel even more special. They’re the kind of earrings you can wear to a cocktail party (how pretty would this pair be with this dress?) or as the finishing touch to a casual sweater-and-jeans look. (I wore this pair with this chunky knit just last week.) They’re festive, fun, and over-the-top fab – which is kind of the best trio ever, right?
Check out more from the designer’s collection here.
Photos by Kristen Kilpatrick