No matter where you work, it's always nice to wear a bit of bling. But what are the best earrings for work? We talk you through the pros and cons of the different earring styles and what to consider when choosing earrings for your workday. We also show you options for when you can't wear earrings for work but still want to look stunning after hours.


The Best Earring Styles for Work

Choosing the right style for your workplace will depend on the dress code, what activities you do day to day and your own awesome style.

Hoop Earrings

If you work in a traditional office (or Zoom city currently), then hoops are a classic option. Not only are they super stylish but they are professional looking too. They are a staple design of office wear and come in a huge variety of styles. You can choose a more classic look with plain, filled hoop earrings. Our Classic Gold Filled Earrings are a popular piece that goes with any outfit, or if you prefer silver, our Silver Lina Hoop Earrings are discreet but stylish. If you'd like something a little bit more unique, go for something that has a bit more detail. Our Bamboo Mini Hoops or Tamia Twisted Hoops are both textured options that add a little bit more interest. Or if you prefer a plain style but a little bit bolder, try our Talia Triple Hooped Earrings. You can choose from small hoop earrings to extra large, whatever you find most comfortable to wear 9-5. 

Huggie Earrings

If your dress code calls for something even more subtle than small or medium hoops, huggie earrings are the perfect option. Huggie Earrings are a style of small hoop earring that 'hugs' the ear lobe. They are discreet but come in a great range of styles and designs. Huggies are an excellent option for work because their small size and flushness to the skin means they are less like to be pulled or bashed. They are especially good if you use the telephone frequently, as they will be less likely to scratch a receiver or headset. We offer plain styles, like our Elle Rose Gold Filled Earrings and Elle Silver Filled Huggie Earrings. We also designed and created some more decorative styles like our popular Butterfly Huggies that come in six different colours.

Cuff Earrings

Sadly, not all workplaces allow or are suitable to wear earrings. But that doesn't mean you can't wear them before or after work. The best earrings for work environments like this are definitely cuff earrings. Designed to hug the curve on the outside edge of your ear, ear cuffs come in many shapes and designs. Because they are not reliant on a piercing, they can be quickly removed and put on. This makes them perfect for if you have to change into a uniform or for when you leave work and want to get changed from day to night outfit. Our favourite cuff earrings feature more detail, gems and textures. We love our Clio Ear cuff with its chain-link style, the Jade ear Cuff for its deep emerald coloured stones and the Shona Rainbow Cuff for every coloured gem it features.


Tips for choosing your work earrings

When it comes to choosing your earrings for work, make it easier on yourself by thinking about these tips:

  • Are you going to an interview or business meeting? - If it's an interview or meeting, opt for something delicate and simple. You want the focus to be on what you are saying, not on what you are wearing.
  • What's your company dress code policy? - You can enquire about this at your interview or you will probable get it as part of your induction. Most offices are smart-casual so you should be good for the styles we've selected above. But if you are working in production, food retail or a medical setting, you may not be able to wear any jewellery. Always check first.
  • Make it easy in the morning - Just like choosing an outfit the night before, choosing your earrings and jewellery beforehand can make waking up and getting ready a smoother process. A good option if you find yourself rushing in the morning is to find a pair of earrings you would be happy to wear every day and suit most outfits. That way you don't have to think about it and you'll look polished every day.


Browse Earrings for Women

Check out our full range of women's earrings and find the perfect pair for your workplace. We are specialists in hoop earrings, huggie earrings and door knocker earrings. If you have any questions about ordering, please visit our help centre or get in touch with one of the team.