Because now is the time for chic updos and statement earrings that are the key to elevating even the simplest of summer dresses. We comb through the forests of online shopping destinations and find the best of door-knocking, ear-adorning jewellery.

Balenciaga mesh-chain drop earrings £525

Maximalism meets minimalism with this pair of architectural ear wonders, reminiscing on the geometric heyday of Bauhaus. It’s Demna Gvasalia’s interpretation of Balenciaga’s heritage at its best.

Marni leather-flower and embellished earrings (£310)

A summer bouquet gets a precious makeover with Marni’s semi-abstract floral earrings. With the soft red leather and the shiny crystals dangling from your ears, you will be the modern-day version of a 1970s flower child.

Simone Rocha faux pearl drop earrings (£225)

No one makes romantic femininity look as powerful as Simone Rocha does. Her vision of womanhood reflects history and talks to the future with these pearl drop earrings being a perfect example. Is it a historical reference or a modern piece of jewellery? It’s up to you to decide.

Ellery Forbidden Fruit earrings (£325)

Inspired by the legendary style of Nina Simone, Kym Ellery takes gold-plated metal and turns it into a covetable jazz instrument made to be hanging off your ears. It’s that signature Ellery sex appeal mixed with a contemporary vision of fashion.

Oscar de la Renta tassel clip-on earrings (£350)

A shake and a shimmy is all you need to do to make these Oscar de la Renta glass beaded emerald-green gems sing. Equally appropriate for the day and the nighttime, this pair is a ticket to discoville express.

Text by Dino Bonacic