How to Style Pearl Jewelry for Both Day and Evening Wear

Scarlett Johansson wearing a simple strand of pearls.

A custom pearl necklace can be a meaningful jewelry gift for a daughter or other loved one. Her eyes will light up once she opens her thoughtful gift and begins to dream about all the different ways she’ll be able to enjoy it throughout her life.

If she’s new to wearing jewelry, she might not be sure how to incorporate her new pearl necklace into her wardrobe. One way that you can bond with your loved one is to teach her how she can style her pearl jewelry, both for day and evening wear. Even if she’s not old enough to wear work attire, evening dresses, or date-night outfits, she’ll be able to dream about the day she’ll be able to wear her pearl jewelry with her “big girl” clothes. In this blog post, we share some tips that you can pass on to your loved one, or you can benefit from the tips yourself!

Pearl Jewelry for Daytime Wear

Some people only save their pearl jewelry for special occasions, but the truth is that most pearl jewelry can be worn everyday, even with an outfit as casual as a t-shirt and jeans. If you’re not particularly daring with your fashion choices, you can always opt for a strand of pearls or a single pearl necklace, which looks good with any outfit, especially if you have a modest neckline that won’t compete with the jewelry. If you’re more of a fashionista, try playing with pearl trends like colored pearls, chunky pearls, or layered pearls.

The softness of pearls always looks great with sumptuous fabrics like cashmere, velvet, and silk, so you can easily pair pearls with a work blouse or favorite sweater. Don’t feel like you have to match your pearl necklace with your earrings or bracelet, since too many pearls can feel “matchy-matchy”. Pearl necklaces always look great with diamond stud earrings or a simple gold or silver bangle. Once you forget the idea that pearls are formal, you’ll naturally start incorporating them into your go-to wardrobe staples.

Pearl Jewelry for Evening Wear

Versatile and classic, a simple strand of pearls or a single pearl necklace can be worn during the day and also dressed up for nighttime wear. The beauty of pearls that they can be simple when you don’t want them to compete with an elegant gown, or they can be opulent and luxurious if you’re going for a glammed-up, red carpet look.

Once you start shopping for pearls, you’ll start to see that the style options are endless. Sometimes, pearls are combined with diamonds for extra sparkle, and the designs don’t just stop at strands. In fact, today’s pearl jewelry designers are experimenting with creations that outshine some of the most coveted couture runway gowns.

You may have never realized that there are so many ways to wear pearls, but your favorite way to wear pearls is always the best way. What’s your favorite pearl-friendly outfit?

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