Cool New Ways to Wear Pearls

Pearls are known for being elegant and traditional.  They often represent all that is conservative, and sometimes give off that PTA mom vibe.  They also remind us of a time when being a style icon was not about who was wearing less, or who was the most provocative.

In fact, the public faces wearing pearls ‘back in the day’ were often women of extreme power and independence, looking to fit the mold as an All-American beauty.

However, no matter how “square” pearls seem to be, we see them time and time again in the fashion world making headway every season.

That’s why today we are going to look at cool ways to incorporate pearls into your daily outfits so you too can ooze with style, but in a modern and hip way.

1. Embellished Material

Mixing the elegance of pearls with the casualness of your attire is easy to do with an embellished neckline.  Paired with your favorite jeans, you can hit the town in style and show off your love of pearls without looking old-fashioned or outdated.

Another great way to maximize the glamour that pearls bring to any outfit is to invest in a denim jacket lined with pearly whites.  And, if you can’t find the perfect jacket donning pearls, consider creating your own using your trusty denim jacket that follows you every fall season.

2. Layer It

For a modern twist on the traditional single strand of pearls, such as the ones Jackie O. used to wear, try layering different length pearl necklaces and make a bold statement.  To make your accessories even more visually stunning, try pairing your strands of pearls with complementing necklaces.

Not sure about wearing multiple necklaces at once? 

 That’s ok!  Instead, buy one signature piece and let it speak for itself.  Try a large pearl collar that attaches to a blouse, or stands alone and can be worn with multiple outfits.  In fact, standalone pieces are versatile and look great with both summery tops and dresses.

And don’t forget.  Layering is not something left just to necklaces.  Wearing multi-layered pearl bracelets, with mixes of other materials and stones, can add a nice touch to even the most basic of outfits.  In fact, sometimes the plain outfits look best with pearls.

3. Tiny Statements

Sometimes, especially for the pearl newbie, wearing large chunky pieces or bedazzled clothing full of pearls is too much.  However, if that’s you, that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on the pearl action and make a tiny, yet still bold, statement.

For example, this tiny gold pearl ring by Chloé is the perfect accessory to a classic outfit.  Tiny enough not to look gaudy to the simple jewelry wearer, but beautiful enough to add style to your outfit, a ring such as this will make you look and feel pretty in the office, out to dinner, or even at home.

4. Top it Off

One of the hippest ways to wear pearls these days is in your hair.  Try a pearl clip, headband, or even crown if you are feeling adventurous.  These are especially beautiful for brides looking to standout from everyone else on their big day.

There are are some great ways to don your glitzy headpiece such as pulled up in a ponytail or bun, or side-sweeped and full of curls.  The point is, you will look trendy, cool, and chic all at the same time.

If you are looking for a way to jump on the pearl trend without looking too conservative, take part in some of these best ways to pair a timeless pearl with your modern sense of style.