Piercings are a great accessory that can really lift an outfit but they are quite tricky. If you don’t match your piercings well with the rest of the outfit or you choose piercings that aren’t quite right for you, it can ruin your look entirely. Certain people can pull off more piercings than others and they’ll look fine with lots of large pieces, but other people need to go for something more understated.
Trends in piercings change quickly as well so it’s important that you change your piercings regularly to stay relevant. If you’ve been wearing the same few pairs of earrings for as long as you can remember, it might be time for a change. These are some of the latest trends in piercings to give you some inspiration.
Layering Lobe Piercings
The earlobes are the most common place to get a piercing and most people tend to wear either a small stud in the lobes or maybe something a bit larger like a dangly statement piece. But one of the latest trends is layering your lobe piercings on top of one another. Instead of just one single piercing or a few that are layered horizontally, a lot of people are stacking them vertically instead.
If you’re going to go for this look, you have to balance the two earrings well. Obviously, you can’t wear two dangly earrings over the top of one another because they’re just going to look messy. But if you pair a dangly earring with a nice understated stud above it, it looks great. You can also use two or three rings in an ascending pattern up the lobe, just make sure that they’re colours and designs that compliment one another well.
In the past, earlobe piercings were considered the norm and anything outside of that wasn’t always considered fashionable in the mainstream. But in the years since, cartilage piercings have become a lot more popular and people are using more interesting constellations of piercings rather than one simple piercing on the lobe. But it’s only in the last few years that rook piercings have become more popular. The rook is the area of the ear right in the centre, and a lot of people use it as the centrepiece for the rest of their piercings. It’s also the ideal accessory for a work outfit because you can easily cover it with your hair if needs be, but if you want to display it then you can tuck your hair behind your ears.
Orbital piercings are a trend that has been around for a while but they’re only now entering mainstream fashion. An orbital piercing is one single piece of jewellery that connects two piercings. In the past, things like dangling chains were popular orbital piercings but they’re not particularly elegant and they aren’t ideal if you want a more formal understated look. But there are some great pieces of orbital jewellery that are a bit more stylish than a large chain.
Jewelled Septum Piercings
Septum piercings, often referred to as the bull ring piercing, are a popular nose piercing that is more widespread than ever. It was traditionally associated with a more edgy punk look but now people of all different styles are using it. One of the latest trends is a jewelled nose ring for septum piercings instead of a plain one. When you’re trying to put an outfit together and you’ve got a septum piercing, you can choose a nice ring with a coloured jewel that matches with the colours in the rest of your outfit. It’s a better way to incorporate your piercings into the outfit and tie it all together.
Belly Button Piercings
Belly button piercings or navel piercings used to be so popular but they fell out of fashion for a while, especially in older people. There was a preconception about belly button piercings that you can have them when you’re young and once you pass the age of 25, but that’s just not true. If you pick the right piece of jewellery for your piercing, a navel piercing can look very elegant and classy, which is why they’re coming back into fashion. Belly button piercings are becoming more popular with people of all ages and there is a lot more choice when it comes to buying jewellery for your belly button piercings. Small hoops, in particular, are very popular right now.
Piercings are a great way to accessorize if you get it right. Just follow these popular piercing trends and you’ll be able to give your outfits a boost.