5 Ways to Enhance Your Look with Beautiful Pearl Jewelry
If you are looking to enhance your look with something classic yet trendy, there is one oceanic gem you need to try, and that is pearls. You probably think of pearls as a fashion accessory from your grandmother’s era, and may wonder: does this fashion staple have a place in today’s world?
The answer is: yes, a hundred times over! If you feel like you have been seeing pearls everywhere lately, you are not alone. Diamonds are no longer a girl’s best friend – it is pearls. Hollywood A-listers, both men, and women have been flaunting beautiful pearl jewelry on the red carpet lately and so have everyone else, whether at work or around town.
The pearl has gone through a significant transformation though. Designers are coming up with new styles so that the classic pearl can be worn in a way that’s more casual and fun, rather than formal and sophisticated. From pretty gold hoops featuring pearls to the oh-so-chic pearl barrette that can add life to your hairdo, there are so many ways to rock the pearl.
Here are our top 5 ways you can create stunning looks with pearl jewelry:
Invest in a pair of trendy dangle earrings
If your personal style is all about looking laid-back and fun, a pair of dangly pearl earrings are just what you need. Not only are they on-trend this year, but they are the perfect addition for any casual outfit whether you are hanging out with friends or just running some errands. There are several variations to choose from. Pearls and hoops go great together and are the best mix of vintage and contemporary style you can find.
For those who want to add a touch of elegance to their office wardrobe, beautiful pearl earrings with gold embellishments are the ideal accessory. Just make sure to go for a pair featuring smaller pearls so that it doesn’t overpower your whole outfit.
Vary the length of your necklace
What makes a pearl necklace look great? The answer is the right length. Pearl necklaces can be divided into the following categories:
- Choker: Draping rather closely around your neck, this length works well with your casual tops and jeans for a playful look or when worn with a dress on a formal occasion.
- Matinee: A little longer than the choker, this is the best length to wear with your office wardrobe, whether you are wearing it with a slim-fit jacket or a smart dress.
- Opera: These are long necklaces that can be worn in a variety of ways with any casual outfit for a vibrant look. The key to pulling off this type of necklace is to choose a length that goes with your body type. For bustier women, a longer length works well because it makes your body appear longer and slimmer. While petite women, however, can shorten the length by wearing it as a double-strand necklace instead.
Try a multi-strand piece
If you are the kind who loves making bold fashion statements, go for a multi-strand pearl necklace or bracelet, instead of the simple single-stranded varieties. You can even choose a piece that features different sizes or colors of pearls for a unique look. However, multi-strands are best reserved for formal occasions. By pairing them with a beautiful solid-colored gown, you can achieve the ultimate glamorous look, and your statement jewelry is sure to turn a few heads.
Alternatively, if you are looking for some trendy jewelry to pair with your formal work outfits, stick to the single strand. They look perfect with a buttoned shirt or fitted blazer, without making your outfit look too over-the-top.
Experiment with colors
The classic white Akoya Pearls are the most popular pearls to date. They work well with all skin tones and hair colors and can be worn with any outfit, whether casual or formal. But if you aren’t too fond of the classic white, there are a variety of other colors you can experiment with such as pink, lavender, gray and black.
Pink pearls are an excellent choice for those with lighter skin and hair. They are the perfect way to add a soft, feminine touch to your look when you are out with your beau. Lavender, on the other hand, works well with darker skin and hair and is sure to add instant oomph to an otherwise ordinary outfit.
Choose a contemporary piece
If the traditional pearl jewelry is just not your cup of tea or you are looking for something unusual, go for a modern piece with an unexpected design. Not all pearls are spherical – baroque pearls are irregularly shaped with each one having a different size and structure. This distinction makes them ideal when attempting to add drama to your ensemble. Go for a pair of statement earrings or an opera necklace, both of which are sure to make you stand out from the rest.
Oversized pearls are another fashion staple that looks stunning, both as a pendant or center stone of a choker.
The bottom line is, if you’ve always shied away from wearing classic pearls, then the modern take on the pearl may be your answer. These new designs can be worn in so many casual, quirky ways that there’s no better time to try this trend. With a wide variety of jewelry styles to choose from, you are sure to find something that will spruce up your wardrobe and take it to the next level. Happy shopping!