Dating their origin to 2500 BC, spotted on Sumerian women, hoops are undoubtedly more than just a trend. From being a cultural symbol of the Latino culture to a status symbol during the time of Julius Caesar, hoops, as a piece of jewellery, are an integral part of our culture as much as they are a part of our jewellery boxes. Diamond hoops not only pack a solid dose of sartorial punch but also add a sense of grandiosity to everything they are paired with. As a perfect noon-to-night accessory, it is safe to say they are a mainstay in a jewellery box without any contention.
A piece of jewellery that has been a go-to for fashion front runners like Zendaya to Rihanna, hoops give any outfit they are paired with a sense of elevated luxury. Think back to the time when J. Lo wore the Harry Winston three-row diamond hoops at the Costume Institute Gala in 2017 to when Rihanna wore natural diamond-encrusted Chopard earrings at the premiere of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Plants. Read on as we explore a few ways to style on-trend unconventional natural diamond hoops with an equally unexpected twist.
Elevating the everyday classics Hoops are usually associated with trendy silhouettes; however, they pair perfectly with classics when styled mindfully. Adding an unexpected edge to an outfit like a classic white shirt and denim or an elegant midi dress, non-traditional diamond hoops can elevate an otherwise basic look. I’ve styled a pair of diamond hoops with a contemporary twist – multiple dangling geometric frames – with two classic wardrobe staples. Watch how the hoop transforms these otherwise quintessential looks.
A play on prints While a lot is happening when it comes to a printed outfit, adding hoops to the vibrant look will only make it more luxurious. Prints, usually associated with more of a daytime look, can be elevated to an evening look with the simple addition of a fun, contemporary natural diamond hoop. Be it your favorite printed co-ord set or a fun frilled printed maxi, opt for a more non-traditional style when it comes to hoops to keep the outfit exciting and play up the easy, fuss-free vibe of the look.
Making it conventionally unconventional Pairing an edgy set of hoops with something unexpected from the closet is a sure-shot way of packing maximum sartorial impact. While not for the faint-hearted, this pairing of two unconventionals is a risk worth the shot. For those looking to explore this play on unconventionals, try pairing a chunky knit or a cutout neckline top with a pair of checkered pavé diamond hoops. The combination of two unexpected elements adds interest to the look while keeping the style modern and au courant.
Team Stylist: Devki Bhatt Photographer: Sheldon Santos Videographer: Aman Singh Chauhan HMU: Nishi Singh