Go Bold on the Boulevard with Big Earrings

By Caroline Sheridan

Football season is finally back and there is one accessory that the most stylish tailgaters are wearing: statement earrings. While this trend is nothing new to the fashionistas of SMU, it is time to bring the look to the runway show that is the Boulevard.



A quick scroll through the fashion blog Lonestar Southern suggests this style is here to stay. Kate Padgitt, a University of Texas graduate, started the blog as an assignment during her sophomore year of college and has since amassed 166,000 followers on Instagram. Padgitt says the bigger the better with this trend. “The statement earrings that impress me the most are those that have bigger proportions and really go all out,” Padgitt said in an email. “Play it safe with what you’re wearing them with, not with the earrings themselves,” she added.

Padgitt recommends going with a lightweight option in school colors for game day. “You can wear a neutral outfit to the tailgate but bring the school spirit with your accessories,” the blogger said.

These attention-grabbing accessories come in a variety of styles and materials—fringe, tassels, beads and sequins—and with plenty of red and blue choices, it is easier than ever to show your SMU pride. Padgitt’s favorite pair is the Ginger earring by Lisi Lerch, which is offered in colors perfect for the Boulevard. Need more ideas? Keep reading for options for every budget.


Full Bloom Fan Earring | Free People | $28

These earrings are a fun twist on a classic hoop. Soft tassels on a structured base give this pair a fun shape to frame your face. Get them in bright red and get ready to cheer on the Mustangs all season long.

Most Popular Blue Statement Earrings | Red Dress Boutique | $28

Turn heads in these beaded beauties. Wear these bold blue earrings with a red lip and you have all the accessories you need to head to the Boulevard.


Gabriela Stud Tassel Earrings | BaubleBar | $48

These have become the new classic when it comes to earrings. Tassels make them lighter weight than many other options, and they are perfect for a long day of football. Pick them up in the color “Multi” for a red-and-blue combination made for SMU fans.

Disc Statement Earrings | J. Crew | $58

This bold pair uses angular shapes and sharp lines to create drama and draw the eye. Belvedere red is the perfect shade to pair with your game day attire.


Feather Drop Earring | Tory Burch | $178

Liven up your look with feathers. This pair from Tory Burch comes in two color options which are both perfect for the Boulevard.

Sequin Bird Earrings | Anthropologie | $258

For the truly bold among us, these earrings shaped like exotic birds are a perfect complement to any monochromatic outfit. The red, blue and pink color scheme made from feathers, ribbons and beads make the pair stand out.

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