Ladies, you are going to be very happy to hear that pearls are back in for 2020 and we couldn’t be happier. There is nothing more classy than the understated pearl accessory that will add that elegant touch to any outfit.
If you take a little stroll back in fashion history, pearls have made their way through time and adorned the necklines and earlobes of some of the leading fashion icons throughout time. In fact, pearls were the center point of some of the most iconic fashion moments; just think back to Breakfast at Tiffany’s, where Audrey Hepburn introduced that unforgettable look to the world. Or, the elegant pearls that Joe DiMaggio bestowed on Marilyn Monroe.
In fact, the leading lady of fashion, Coco Chanel, was hardly ever seen without several strings of pearls hanging around her neck. She willingly admitted that they were fake and started popularizing fake accessories like pearl necklaces so that even the middle-class ladies could pull off the elegant look.
But now, in 2020, pearls still have a place in the fashion world. We thought we would give you a quick tutorial on how to pull off this classic look, even if you are going for a more casual one.
Opt for the Casual Denim Style
If you are the more casual look girl, adding a pearl accessory can touch up any outfit within seconds. In fact, simple blue denim, a white tee, and pearl combo can be worn on a Saturday to your local market, or visiting friends and family. You can choose to add a pair of loafers to the look, or if you are meeting the girls out for lunch, slip on a pair of heels to add a bit more glam to your look. Remember, tuck, or half tuck your tee in, and don’t forget to add a belt to the look.
When it comes to jewelry, try to keep it minimal. You can either add a simple single string necklace or a Pure Pearls pendant to your liking. Pendants are a lot more understated than a string, and you can match it up with a V-neck tee, a crisp white shirt, or that little sundress that you have been waiting to crack out of your wardrobe. You could get yourself a longer-drop pearl pendant, which you can wear over your shirt, where it can sit around your sternum.
But if it falls on your chest, try and wear a deep cut top so that you can offset it on your skin.
Choose the Chunky Sweater Look
Fashion experts have termed the new look for 2020, the “behind the keyboard look”. With self-isolation, lockdown, and working from home still being a predominant factor in most people’s lives, the legging, sweater, and comfy tee combo is expected to move from the comfort of your home to accepted outwear.
And this is perfectly fine. Why don’t you think about dressing up that look a bit so that you don’t look like you have rolled out of bed to head off to Walmart.
Chunky sweaters are not only warm and comfortable, but they can be worn over a pair of leggings and joggers to add a more flattering look to the home wear. Team the lookup with white sneakers, loafers, and ankle boots, and you will be ready to go.
Simple string necklaces will be the perfect finishing touch. These can be worn peeking out from the top of the sweater, whether it is a round or v-neck, or a long string can be worn hanging down over the sweater. If it is a very casual look, try and keep it to one string. You don’t want to look like you are trying too hard by adding multiple strings.
Swap Out the Necklace for Earrings
Pearls don’t just need to be worn around your neck. In fact, most women should own a pair of simple pearl earrings in their collection.
Whether you are a stud kind of girl, or whether you love the drop pendant earrings that you can dress up or down, pearl earrings will be an investment that will pivot your whole look.
Try and experiment with different colors and shapes if you want. Colored pearls can be added to a simple outfit to make it pop, while white pearl earrings will tone down a more elaborate outfit.
A rule of thumb for earrings though is to not overdo the earring and necklace look. If you are wearing a simple pearl necklace or a longer string, rather opt for pearl studs. Don’t weigh down the look with too many pearls everywhere.
In fact, if it is a simple look you are going for; sneakers, loafers, leggings, denim, rather stick to one or the other. Remember, it is just the finishing touch.
Pulling off the Edgy, Opulent Look
If channeling your inner Coco Chanel is down your alley, just think excess. The look is dramatic, elegant, edgy, and perfect for the girl who likes to stand out. If you have several strings of white pearls, offset them on a darker material. Black, navy, and grey can really make your pearls pop.
Whether you are wearing it to the office for that important board meeting, or for a classy brunch where you want to make a statement, the strings of pearls can be that perfect addition to a simple dress or blouse.
If absolute glamour is your goal, pair up a few strings of white beads with a low cut V-neck dress that flows down to the floor. And if you are willing to push the daring look even further, consider a low drop set of pearls that hangs down your back. If you are needing some visual inspiration, have a look at Carrie Bradshaw’s look in Sex and the City. We loved it when she wore it for one of the wedding looks that she was trying on.
The pearl look can be sleek, elegant, and effortless if you want it to. These investments are great because they will never go out of fashion, and can be changed up regularly to suit the next trend that comes along. Remember, less is more with pearls, and you don’t need to do too much to pull off that sophisticated, clean look.