No longer are pearls reserved for formal occasions. They look just as confidently beautiful adorning your favorite jeans and T-shirt outfit as they are at a black-tie event. And while they may be blingy – especially if combined with diamonds or other precious stones – they can be simple and elegant too. If you adore pearls like we do and want to start wearing them more frequently, our tips will help you make them a style staple. Find out how you can integrate pearls into your everyday wardrobe in a way that suits you.
The Pearl Earring – A Timeless Classic
There’s nothing more elegant than pearl earrings. From studs to drops, there are many options you can choose from. If you want to go for something more understated, pearl studs are always a winner and they go with any outfit. For a great corporate look, you can opt for a design set with small diamonds or that has a yellow gold backing. If you’re having lunch with the girls and want to up your game, why not go for a pearl drop like the ones worn regularly by Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Sussex? This is a simple way to up the fashion stakes and look royally chic at the same time. What you can also look out for are earrings that combine pearls and other metals. This look works well with an up-style or if your hair is very short, as you’ll be showing off the earrings to their full effect.
Wrap Up With a Pearl Necklace
No longer are diamonds a girl’s best friend – pearls are! There are so many ways that you can wear them – from the choker made famous by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s to the longer necklaces favored by Sarah Jessica Parker’s character Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. For everyday wear avoid going for a necklace that’s too close around your neck and has multiple strands, like a choker. This is a look better suited for a formal occasion. However, if you prefer shorter necklaces opt for a single strand and don’t choose a neckpiece that has other embellishments such as diamonds and yellow gold – this will make the necklace more formal. If longer necklaces are your thing, why not go for a single strand of pearls that reaches just below your ribs? We don’t recommend that you go for anything longer as you may accidentally break them. Longer pearl necklaces are also a versatile accessory you can have fun with, from knotting them to wrapping them as shorter and longer lengths.
Embrace The Beauty Of A Pearl Ring
Another way you can integrate pearls into your everyday wardrobe is in rings. Pearl rings have sentimental value, are given as anniversary gifts or to celebrate a special occasion. What better than to wear them every day as a reminder? You can go for small pearls in a simple setting and can choose the colors of the pearl and the metal to match your wardrobe staples. Or, if you’re more into cocktail rings, go for something that’s a bit more of a statement piece and forego any other adornment on your hands or wrists. As you want your pearls to stand out, don’t wear more than one ring on your finger. Make sure you take your jewelry off when you wash your hands or work with water. Pearls are very delicate, so be sure to take proper care of them.
Liven Up Your Look With a Pearl Bracelet
Perhaps not as popular as earrings, necklaces and rings but still as beautiful, a pearl bracelet is sure to add a bit of joie de vivre to your everyday look. A big trend nowadays is to combine pearls with other metals such as sterling silver, white or rose gold. This provides a very wearable alternative to the traditional single-stranded bracelet style. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a functional twist on the traditional bracelet, why not opt for a pearl watch? There are some classy and elegant wristwatches that are sure to make a statement. Some watches have the pearls on the strap, while others bring in the pearl element on the face in a truly timeless way.
Perfect Pearl-Adorned Clothes
For the more adventurous pearl-lover, clothes – such as jeans and sweaters – can be pearl-encrusted. The pearls used here are not real as they couldn’t stand up to washing. Instead, they are the synthetic options that mimic the real thing. If you want to go all-out on your pearl adornments, then a pair of dressed-up jeans is a great option. Favored by celebs and fashionistas, jeweled jeans take the humble denim staple to new heights. Another great option is adorning your sweaters with pearls; this classic look has been around in various forms for years. You can opt for contrasting colors so the adornments stand out, or if preferred, incorporate them so they add a subtle shimmer to cuffs or collars. Pearl-adorned shoes are not just for weddings. Combining pearls and sandals makes for a really stunning addition to any outfit. And with a gorgeous pedicure to boot, you cannot go wrong! Last but not least, you can also opt for hair accessories with pearls. From a simple slide to a more luxurious band, pearls look fantastic in your hair. Plus, they can be worn just about anywhere if paired with a casual outfit. There are so many ways you can combine pearls into your everyday style. Trends may come and go, but pearls always look good – no matter what the occasion. Just remember to keep things simple, and to think classic rather than formal.