Part of the fun watching the red carpet is the clothes, of course. But a close second? The jewels! And the MTV VMAs were no exception. Celebs pulled out (or borrowed) some serious baubles for the festivities and our two favorite trends of the night were bangles (and bracelets, in general) and classic hoop earrings.
When it came to the wrists, almost every female guest (and some of the men, too) opted to accessorize with bangles or it's close cousin, the cuff. Singer/model Cassie's stack were simple and accented with a few small diamonds, while Rihanna's sparkling pair were basically blinding.
Up top, we were happy to see the re-emergence of hoop earrings. Heroes star Hayden Panettiere worked an interesting twisted gold pair and Dancing with the Stars alum (and controversial rocker wife) Shanna Moakler donned a charmed set.
Feeling inspired by the circle motif. We are too! A pile of bracelets is a simple way to dress up an ensemble without going overboard and circular earrings — at the appropriate size, of course — are so chic with a sleek, pulled-back 'do. When it comes to hoops, bigger is not always better, so be sure to choose a size that suits the proportion of your face, not overwhelms it.
Here are a few of our favorite styles.