Dressing it up or dressing it down, adding pearls to your attire is as timeless as it is attractive
It is no secret that women put a lot of time and effort into deciding what to wear on a daily basis. We care, and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Whether you are heading to an important business meeting, a wedding, run errands or a backyard barbecue, your look matters. And adding a pearl can help.
Before deciding on the type of pearl you want to wear, it is important to already have your outfit picked out.
Deciding the color of pearl depends on what you’ve tossed on — is it a pair of jeans and a casual shirt? A business casual ensemble? Or maybe a light dress? That comes first.
Then, figure out which color best complements the outfit. One of the best attributes of pearls is they are versatile and come in just about every size and color.
Once you have figured out the color of the pearl or pearls, decide on where to add them. There are so many options!
If you are wearing a plain-colored shirt, something simple but strong, consider adding a classic pearl necklace, which can be worn in a few different ways depending on how long of a necklace you are looking for, how many pearls you want to add to your outfit and how formal you want to appear.
For an office or everyday look, try wearing a longer pearl necklace. A 16-inch necklace or longer is a great option with a solid-colored shirt.
An even longer necklace gives you the ability to add layers to the look. If layering a pearl necklace is what you are looking for, a 72-inch necklace is ideal. To create the layers, just wrap the necklace at least twice before putting it on. This will give you the ability to adjust the length of the necklace.
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For an added bonus, when wearing the classic ivory or white pearl variety, pair the necklace with a longer metal chain.
If you’re heading out on the town, with a tube top or crew neckline, shorten the length of a necklace to a choker.
It’s not all about grabbing the attention right away, though. Subtleness can be just as attractive. Sometimes all an outfit needs is a simple bracelet or earrings.
Pearl stud earrings are a great choice for everyday earrings, but they can also be worn with formal wear to add classic elegance.
If you are looking for a unique way to wear pearl earrings with formal wear, try dangling earrings that feature a pearl at the end.
Bracelets are another accessory that is easy to wear with any type of outfit. Depending on the look you are going for, wear multiple strings of pearl bracelets, one single strand, or a bracelet with one single pearl to keep it simple.
Finally, another great way to dress up a casual or everyday look is wearing a simple pearl ring. Wearing it solo with really draw attention, but a pearl ring can also stand out amid a crowd.
No matter your outfit or your evening plans, pearls can help dress things up, add class or help maintain a simple look.
By Alyssa Groh, 22CM Boost