Are Hoop Earrings In Style? - Alexis Jae Jewelry

Are Hoop Earrings In Style?

By Alana Doctoroff

Are Hoop Earrings In Style? - Alexis Jae Jewelry

Are Hoop Earrings In Style?

History of Hoop Earrings

As we quickly make our way through the short month of February, it is important to take a moment and recognize how there is more to celebrate than just love and romance. Yes, while Valentine's Day is a perfect time to buy your beau trendy, luxe jewelry, we also must acknowledge the impact the POC community had and continues to have on everlasting jewelry trends. 

Gold hoop earrings represent the intersection of where Black culture meets the fashion industry. From historical figures such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti, all the way to popular culture icons like Jennifer Lopez and Rihanna, chunky hoop earrings have consistently stayed as an edgy, must-have accessory for all of us who love to decorate our ear piercings. 

Since ancient times, hoops have been widely known as statement earrings, often representing resistance and strength movements for the POC communities. Even though the typical fashionista may see a pair of hoop earrings as everyday jewelry, like your favorite necklace, there is a significant history behind it. The history of hoop earrings displays more than just a culturally significant object. Hoop earrings symbolize how black women contributed to art, culture, fashion, and societal trends. 

As hoop earrings continue to grow in popularity, it is essential to share the story of the struggle behind hoop earrings and why they have so much more meaning than just a shiny piece of metal dangling off an earlobe. 

Even though this specific style of jewelry has been popularized through modern media, hoop earrings are a trend people can individualize. The plethora of styles that hoop earrings are available allows people today to wear them as they see fit. Whether your favorite hoops are 14-karat gold, rose gold, white gold, yellow gold, or sterling silver, the different metals help today's women curate their unique vibe. 

Not only do hoop earrings come in a variety of different materials, but they also come in a variety of different shapes and sizes, so those who want to participate in the hoop earring trend can define what hoops mean to them on a more personal level. 

So, as you walk down a city block, you may not realize all the different ways in which hoops come in. While some minimalists may choose the huggie style, those trying to make a statement may choose a large, oversized hoop embedded with diamond studs or gemstones. 

However, whatever you may choose as the perfect New York City style accessory, whether it be: tube hoops, drop earrings, silver hoop earrings, gold hoop earrings, small hoop earrings, or large hoop earrings, it is crucial to remember why this style of earring is so popular and continue to give black women the credit they have deserved for so long. 

So, next time you throw a pair of hoop earrings into your Amazon cart, remember to take a step back and acknowledge the oppression those who popularized hoops had to face. It is our goal to honor those who have contributed so much to the fashion industry. Although February is Black History Month, we promise to honor courageous women throughout the entire year. 


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Now that you know the history behind gold hoop earrings let's talk about how to style hoop earrings. We have a wide variety of hoop earrings to offer. Ranging from small gold hoops to chunky hoop earrings and everything in between. We guarantee we can help you make and find the perfect accessory that allows you to express your unique style and personality. At Alexis Jae, our goal is to find you EXACTLY what you are looking for. If it hasn't already been made, then we will make it for you! That is our promise to you. 

How to style hoop earrings 

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One of the best parts of hoop earrings, in our opinion, is the fact that you can wear them with almost anything! Hoops can be the centerpiece of your outfit or something just to give you a little extra flare. For centuries, hoops have signified fashion icons. Because of all the different shapes and styles, they come in, the way you style your hoops can be unique and personal to who you are. Allow yourself to become the trendy fashionista you have always dreamt of becoming! We promise you won't regret it. 

While we love the way they look, our favorite part of hoop earrings is how they make us FEEL. Even if you work from home, throwing in a pair of hoops can energize your day ahead. "Dress to impress," they always say. While we agree, make sure you are also dressing to impress yourself. Helping yourself build up confidence and radiate self-love will go a very long way. And we have the perfect place to start! Hoops! Even if you're in a pair of sweatpants and a nice sweater for your next Zoom meeting, take an extra 30 seconds to put on your favorite pair of hoops to not just wow your coworkers but to wow yourself. 

What size hoop earrings should I get?

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Every hoop lover NEEDS more than just one pair of hoop earrings. A flashier, thicker gemstone hoop could be perfect for a night out with the girls or even a date night with your significant other. On the other hand, a small, thin huggie can go a long way during a job interview or in the office. No matter what hoops you choose, make sure they give off the vibe you want them to. Whether you are going for a more professional or funky look, picking the perfect pair of hoops can be the ultimate final touch in giving your outfit a little bit of sparkle. We recommend having a flashier pair, in addition to a subtle pair. This will allow you to present yourself in various environments, the way you best see fit; the only way it should be. 


Are hoop earrings professional? Can I wear hoop earrings to work?

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Even when you're at work, let your personality shine! Depending on your workplace culture, a pair of small, dainty hoops could be the perfect accessory to tie your entire outfit together. The office is the perfect place to let your subtle hoops have their moment. Even though the office is a professional setting, it is okay to give your colleagues a little taste of your fashion sense outside of work. As long as you dress in the way your office requires, hoops will allow your workplace peers to engage with your fun side while staying professional all at the same time. The most important aspect of being in the office is being comfortable in whatever you choose to wear. If that is hoops for you, then we say... GO FOR IT! However, always remember to keep it classy and straightforward while in the office. Let your accessories do the talking for you. 

How to choose hoop earrings?

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Choosing your perfect pair of hoop earrings depends on your fashion sense. When choosing your hoops, make sure you know what type of metal you are ordering. For example, if you want a long-lasting set of hoops, pure gold is probably the best option for you. Pure gold will not tarnish and is guaranteed to be your go-to earrings for years. Maybe you are not used to wearing jewelry. In that case, a lighter pair of hoops could do the trick. These are the perfect transition into the jewelry world for those just getting started. Feel free to reach out and ask us about what hoops we think could fit you and your style! That's what we're here for. At Alexis Jae, we will provide you with individualized jewelry tips so everything you purchase not only matches your outfits but matches your personality as well. It's what you deserve! Do not fret; we have your back. 


  • I wear hoops everyday . Thanks for sharing the history behind my favorite earrings . Great article !

    Amy Berlin on

  • Very interesting regarding the history of hoops. I am a hoops girl. Very well written.

    Susan Kay on

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