The Most Recommended Hoop Earrings

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If you, like us, feel ready to cast off grey days but find your daily commute ill-suited to bare arms and open-toe sandals, we have a solution: hoops

A well-chosen pair will communicate a July mood irrespective of those late-May goose pimples you're ignoring, and add a touch of laid-back summer elegance to any outfit. Below, we’ve rounded up a list of recommendations from the women of Passserbuys to assist in making your summer jewelry selection, whether you’re new to hoops or looking to add to an established collection.


Laura Lombardi

Recommended by Naima Abed, Noemie Le Coz, gia salvaggio, alison roman and Lauren Sevideo

Laura Lombardi’s jewelry offers a look that calls to mind the timeless style of Princess Di. Her curve hoops are an instant classic, and pair well with everything from a taupe linen pantsuit and a chilled glass of wine to a Sunday morning walk around your local farmer’s market. Read more about Laura and her process in our Meet the Makers interview with the New York-based designer.

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Sophie Buhai

recommended by Georgie Greville, Alix gutierrez, natalie fält, angie venezia and angela kohler

Sophie Buhai has helped embed the ‘bare-faced Parisian beauty’ aesthetic firmly in our cultural consciousness. Her hoops are like sculptures for your lobes; unusual enough to feel new, but elegant enough to wear season after season.

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Recommended by Molly Surno, Katy Hallowell and Laura Lombardi

If you’re a Passerbuys regular you’ll recognize these distinctive pieces from our Meet The Makers interview with TUZA designer Suzzan Atala, who we also collaborated with for our Passerbuys Holiday Market. TUZA hoops are both joyful and nostalgic, and are made by hand in Mexico and New York City. From feather-light gold hoops to art deco inspired chokers, opal earrings and Bart Simpson gold charms, Atala's creations lend a modern sensibility to any style.

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New Top Jewelry

Recommended by Zan Goodman and Holly Falcone

New Top Jewelry is a New York Institution, situated in a small space in Chinatown’s Jewelry district and staffed by a much-beloved team who are integral to the roaring success of the brand. New Top can only be experienced in the real world — a rarity in the modern market — which makes the store both a destination and a distinctive experience in itself. Pieces are plentiful and variety is abundant.

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Susan Alexandra

Recommended by Cystal Moselle and mari andrew

Filmmaker Crystal Moselle raved about Susan Alexandra’s “super cute beaded earrings”, a sentiment backed by the designer herself in her Meet the Makers interview. Alexandra’s hoops are distinctly fun; with their 90s vibe and names like “Grape Slushie” and “Sea Mist”, they’re bound to invoke long-forgotten summer break feelings.

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Melody Ehsani

recommended by Ariel Roman

Art-director Ariel Roman loves the Sade hoops from LA-based designer Melody Ehsani, who makes bold hoops worth showing off. With a portion of each sale going towards the advancement and education of women, you can look good and feel even better — a win-win for conscientious shoppers.

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Recommended by Jameela Jamil

Actress, writer, and activist Jameela Jamil says she mostly wears earrings from H&M. Affordable and featuring a huge variety of hoops, H&M is an easy place to experiment with sizes, shapes and settings, and discover which style works for you.

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Recommended by Kim Ing

Otiumberg is a collaboration between sisters Christie and Rosanna Wollenberg, who look to make everyday jewelry that withstand trend cycles and can be worn alongside your other favorite pieces. Otiumberg hoops have made a subtle but distinct impact across street style blogs and Instagram feeds alike: they’re refreshingly simple, but still memorably unique. Marketer Kim Ing says, “I am obsessed with all of their shapes and sizes, and the founders are such innovative thinkers”.

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& Other Stories

Recommended by Priya Patel

Journalist Priya Patel recommends & Other Stories, having recently purchased a pair of their rippling wave hoops. & Other Stories offers women the opportunity to express their personal style through their numerous collections, and their hoops are no exception. Whether you plan to spend this summer at the office, attending weddings, or binge-watching the Criterion Channel, the Swedish-based company has a hoop for you.

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Carolina Bucci

Recommended by Sukey Novogratz

Feeling luxurious? This recommendation comes from writer and philanthropist Sukey Novogratz, who swears by Carolina Bucci large hoop earrings in Florentine gold. Invest in one of their classic pairs and prepare for compliments.

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Words by Seren Bell