People baffled by earring that looks like the cardboard packaging is still on

People baffled by earring that looks like the cardboard packaging is still on

Ah, fashion. It's ever-changing and often hard to keep up with. That's why so many of us opt to develop our own styles. After all, what's in might not necessarily look good down the line. I mean, there's a reason why mullets have pretty much been consigned to the history books.

And another item that's unlikely to catch on is this earring, which looks like the cardboard packaging is still on.

Earrings that look like they are attached to the packaging. Credit: Maison Margiela/SSENSE

Now, on a first glance, there is absolutely nothing out of the ordinary about this product. In fact, it looks like a perfectly nice set of simple earrings. It's only when its product description and accompanying photos are viewed that its strangeness comes to light.

The earring's product description states that it is a "single earring in white calfskin and gold-tone brass. Logo embossed at face. Pair of detachable hoop earrings with post-stud fastening at drop.

"Post-stud fastening. Approx. 4" drop."

Earrings that look like they are attached to the packaging. Credit: Maison Margiela/SSENSE

Originally priced at a whopping £220 by high-end designer Maison Margiela, this is one heck of an investment for anyone who wants to look strange. But hey! It's now reduced to £84 in a sale that began today.

And needless to say, the earring attracted a lot of attention for all the wrong reasons after it was posted to Twitter by one bargain hunter.

They wrote: "*Online shopping* Oo this would be a nice basic set of earrings. *swipes through photos* wait what."

Another Twitter user said: "Bruh those look like those cheap $1 fashion earring sets you get [at] kiosks at shopping plazas that end up making your ears black and green."

A third Twitter user perhaps understandably described the earring as "shoplifter chic".

Earrings that look like they are attached to the packaging. Credit: Maison Margiela/SSENSE

The original tweet has received a staggering amount of attention since it was posted on Christmas Eve, and at the time of writing has received over 122K retweets and half a million likes.

But a word to the wise, contrary to what Maison Margiela intended... we advise removing the cardboard packaging. No one wants to look like a very bold shoplifter.