Let’s take a time machine back to 2011. Instagram is only a year old, Lady Gaga is topping the charts with Born This Way, and the world’s most beloved book series is winding down with the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2. It also happened to be the year when another phenomenon was seizing hold in the field of fashion: an accessories trend that earned the moniker “arm party”.
The idea behind this trend? The more colorful bangles, beaded bracelets, and metallic cuffs your arms bore, the merrier the party. And while said party lasted a couple of years, a much cooler trend – one that required serious time and a lot more commitment – soon took over: ear candy. Referring to a stylish arrangement of piercings on either one or both ears, this is a trend that shows no signs of going anywhere anytime soon.
If you’re looking to add to your collection, popular accessories store Boom & Mellow is hosting a piercing pop-up at its The Springs Souk outlet this week, and it’s booking up fast. Whether it’s a constellation of conchs or a glittering new helix that resides on your bucket list, you might want to book your appointment circa now. And if you need a little inspiration for spicing up your look, may we suggest some of the cool ear candy looks in the gallery, below?