Cluster Earrings: Our Fave Holiday Jewelry Trend

Show your festive side with these playful sparklers.

We hear ya—not everyone’s got the budget for brand new head-to-toe holiday party looks. If gift buying/entry-level salary has you a little strapped for cash this season, there are several ways to look a little shinier without spending a lot of dough. For maximum festiveness with minimal effort, put something sparkly next to part of your body people will be focused on come party time: your face. Our new favorite way to do it is with colorful cluster earrings. More playful than dramatic chandeliers, these groupings of different-size gems are compact enough to be worn during the day, and fun enough to dress up last year’s cocktail dress at night. Click through the slideshow to see our 14 favorite takes on the trend—9 of which come in at under $50.

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Sarah is the Editor-in-Chief of Washingtonian Bride & Groom, and writes about weddings, fashion, and shopping. Her work has also appeared in Refinery29, Bethesda Magazine, and Washington City Paper, among others. She is a Georgetown University graduate, lives in Columbia Heights, and you can find her on Instagram at @washbridegroom and @sarahzlot.