Revered since antiquity, pearls have long been in fashion. Valued by royalty above any other gem in 19th century Europe, the pearl is a symbol of purity and power. Coco Chanel was never seen without her pearls, sporting them as earrings, a choker, a single strand or a cascade, matching them with her timeless fashion apparel. Elizabeth Taylor and Audrey Hepburn, the most elegant stars of cinema, dressed in pearls frequently. Princess Diana adored pearl chokers. Although they became outdated in the 1990’s, they have now come back into favor and contemporary jewelry designers are breathing new life into them through resolutely modern designs.
No longer associated with grandmom’s jewelry box, pearl wearers are getting younger, and paired outfits- more alluring. This perfect organic gem has found the likes of modern day celebrities like Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie among others. At the Milan fashion week of 2016, single pearl studs found a highlight moment, dragging the beloved “pearl” back to our wardrobes.
We have 7 stunning ideas to make pearls a part of your daily wardrobe- rock them in a brunch all the way to the evening cocktail with these simple techniques.
1. Dazzle up your denims
Now that they’re taken out of their classic ladylike element, pearls can be easily paired with your daily denims. Casually sport them as studs on your earlobes for a glam look or wear a pearl necklace with a casual top for lunch. Don’t hold back. Pearls work just as well with dressy black jeans, heels and a silk blouse as they do with cut offs and a casual t-shirt. Create your own look and experiment with denim shirts and jackets. Accessorizing with a strand of pearls will add instant oomph to your otherwise incomplete outfit.
2. S for Sundress
…and Sundays, lazy Sundays. So next time you head out for a weekend brunch with your girl pals remember to just slip in a light sundress and trust our favorite gem- pearls to do the rest for you. Wear them as a necklace or simple studded earrings to accentuate your features. They add sophistication to any outfit and upgrade the feminine quotient of the look you are sporting. Experiment with different lengths of pearl necklaces, bracelets and earrings.
3.Make your Formals look interesting
Tired of wearing the same monotonous outfit to work everyday? We have come to your rescue. This fashion statement has been adopted by celebrities like Nicole Kidman, Aishwarya Rai and many, many others and experimenting in this case results in attractive outfit ideas. For a conservative look just slip on a pearl necklace (its everyone’s favorite) and take your shirt and trousers for a joyride. Pair with a pencil skirt for a feminine appeal. Who said office wear has to be boring?
4.Ethnic Wear and Bridal
Let pearls be your new best friend this festive season. Doll up plain kurtis with layered strings of pearls. Using layers creates a trendy look with the perfect balance. Layering also works with bracelets and chokers . Use pearls with other jewelry like Gold chains or platinum bands to style up your ethnic wear. If you’re a bride, you are in luck! Pearls have taken their place in bridal fashion in a big way! There is no end to experimenting. Wear pearls in your anklets, sport pearl bracelets on your wrists and watch them romancing with your bangles to sass up your bridal wear. Brides can use pearl hair accessories like hair clips and gold plated pearl headbands. We promise a stunner on your D-day!
Heard about accessorizing swimwear for the first time? Don’t be surprised! Whether it is a two piece or a bikini, pearls work their magic even at the pool, ladies. A single strand pearl choker will do the trick and an ear cuff to match? Too good to be true. Simply put, pearls infuse elegance to any thing you wear! Works like a charm.. every time.
Isn’t this the most obvious occasion to show off those gorgeous strands? There is no limit to exploring with different looks in this case. Style them up with different colors, dresses and textures and they will change the entire tone to a more cosmopolitan chic appearance. Necklaces with strapless dresses accentuates your collar bones and curves without looking too out there! Again, layering and mixing up with chunky jewelry is the secret to your perfect night.
7.DIY with pearls
Get creative with your pearls to create fresh designs you can wear. Accessorize your accessories! Don’t stop with clothing and jewelry. Have an old pearl necklace that you can’t wear with anything? Wrap it around a dainty little clutch or use the strand as a chain strap to your wallet. Reuse old pearls and put them to good use without burning a hole in your pocket. Get loose pearls and simply revamp them to make your own phone case. Don’t hesitate to make a divergent style statement with your creativity. There are a thousand different ways to revamp this dateless gem. Take your pearls from morning to midnight. You deserve to look beautiful.