Size really doesn't matter, especially when it comes to jewelry. When it comes to tiny earrings, you can make a grand style statement. In step with a major '90s style revival, when multiple piercings were the jam, today, women are opting for studs rather than dangly earrings or the "sole pair of statement earrings." But unlike the '90s, when studs were punk-inspired and intended to shock, today's studs are meant to be curated with sophistication. Not to mention they're totally fun and flirty. Designers like Alison Lou created an entire emoji-inspired line of studs, and not surprisingly, the brand has a cult following, myself included. What can I say? I just can't resist sending a message with my earring game.
A lot of times, that message is to myself. As a woman obsessed with jewelry, I don jewels for me. Jewelry serves as a pick-me-up, a signature of who I am — a signature that comes in the form of sparkly objects I wear to death. Like tiny stud earrings. I wear some studs, like pearls, because they are timeless. Other studs are whimsical and fun and remind you of the days when you used to buy your jewels at Claire's. Now that you've got more scrilla in your wallet, opt for studs that are as sleek as you and your evolved earring game. Need some inspiration? These 21 designs will help you create a spring stud shopping list.