The gems of the seas are majorly trending. From fun and flirty hair clips, shoes or bags, to uniquely shaped bridal earrings, pearls are in the windows of every store. We are not talking about those single strands of perfectly round and creamy pearls that you’d wear to a royal ball. We are referring to off-round, mismatched gems in different colours and bold layering pieces. Pearls are becoming more and more popular in mainstream fashion, but not in the way they once were. Designers have recently started to incorporate this gemstone in their collections with fresh, modern twists and it became obvious that pearls are no longer just classics. They are hip, they gained mainstream appeal and you can wear them with your casual attire. Not convinced yet? Take a look at our favourite 5 ways you can rock these gems this spring.
- Work Those Layers
These days, you can wear pearls everywhere. From office to on-the-town, pearl accessories have conquered street fashion in the past years. Instead of wearing your dainty freshwater pearls the classic way, go for an abundance of lustrous pearls by piling them on. Layer long strands with a bold pearl choker necklace and other pieces at different lengths. Or, if you are really feeling inspired, complement your look with several pearl bracelets in different sizes. The more the better is what we say.
- Mix and Match
From vintage pieces to modern and fresh, pearls come in different styles and we love each one of them. Although the most popular pearl colour is creamy white, these gems come in a variety of different hues. From the classic white or black pearls, to more unique peach, golden, pink or even multicoloured ones, there is a colour out there for everyone, no matter what your style is. Instead of wearing one piece of pearl jewellery, try mixing and matching different colours and pearl types – like Freshwater, Akoya, Hanadama, Tahitian, South Sea, and round or Baroque pearls – to create that modern look you were going for.
- Dress Up
If you are someone that loves going to parties or even just going out to a nice dinner, you probably enjoy trying out new outfit styles every time. This spring, switch it up a bit by incorporating your favourite pearl jewellery in your evening attire. You can tone down your little black dress with a black pearl choker, or you can elevate your casual attire by adding a chic pair of pearl earrings to your outfits. If you are looking to create a fresh and modern, but still elegant look, try to stay away from the classic round gems and opt for the non-traditional baroque style instead.
- High-Low Style
In the past years, informal attire has been elevated from home-wear to casual street style. People have even started wearing sweatpants with pearls. Instead of wearing loungewear with these beautiful gemstones, keep your casual wardrobe fashion-forward by pairing pearl pendants and earrings with your favourite jeans, T-shirts or leather jackets. Have fun with your favourite gems and wear them in your hair as oversized headbands or take your look from day to night by adding a bold baroque pearl choker to your outfit. The possibilities are limitless.
- Get Creative
As the times when pearls were worn only at special occasions are long gone, fashion enthusiasts these days have found many fun new ways to wear these dazzling gems. Hop on the trend and get creative with these lustrous accessories. You can use a pearl brooch to adorn your favourite purse with, or for a fresh and super fashionable look, opt for cool, alternative pieces – like pearl mini bags, pearl hoops, pearl belts or even pearl embellished shoes.