Pearls are often the go-to gem for understated elegance and classic chic, but pearls don’t back down from trends and trendsetters. From haute couture on the runway to easy Bohemian in the coffee shop, pearls can be styled to fit any look.
A demure, princess-length strand of pearls is a corporate staple. Both feminine and reserved, wearing a single strand adds polish to a business suit. Go for a simple, understated design for max professionalism. Limit your office jewelry to just one piece and keep the focus on your work at hand!
Add a touch of whimsy to any brunch or luncheon with a single or double strand of pearls, accented with a playful pendant. A flower is a nice touch for garden parties and showers, while a colored stone jazzes up a lunch with friends. Pendants are a great way to alternate the look of your pearl jewelry and accent or complement the colors of your outfit.
Pearls are a great way to create a polished and refined style, even in everyday attire. The perfect pair to denim, pearls can be trendy when different strands are layered together, or combined with other necklaces for a one-of-a-kind look. Larger pearls are the perfect foil to chunky sweaters and button-downs. Even tees can get an uplift with layers of pearls around the wrist.
Perhaps the stateliest gem, pearls can transition to a black tie affair and red carpet gala with ease. Opera-length necklaces are ideal for a night at the theatre and can be knotted or layered depending on the neckline of the gown. The evening is the perfect time to bring out multiple pearl pieces in combination, from the ear to the neck to the wrist, for a fully put-together look.
A single choker or princess-length strand of pearls is the classic accompaniment to a bridal gown. Pearls are bold enough to be seen through the veil and feminine enough not to overpower the bride. Take a sample of your wedding dress fabric with you when pearl shopping, to complement the whites. Click here for more tips on choosing pearls for the big day.
Go against the grain of wearing pearls just for special occasions and incorporate pearls for any occasion. You’ll be surprised how easily pearls can go from completely classic to avant-garde. Eternally chic, either way: pearls are always in style.