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by SARBANI NYC October 01, 2019 3 min read

Nectaring by MirakinThis classic gem has been making a comeback: That’s right, we’re talking about pearls! We know we’ve been talking about pearl jewelry frequently in recent weeks. After all, it was big this summer and it is certainly not going anywhere for fall.

Pearl jewelry has always symbolized elegance and sophistication. Perhaps this is why pearls have been a fashion accessory favorite throughout history, beloved by style icons like Coco Chanel, Grace Kelly, Elizabeth Taylor, Jackie O., and Audrey Hepburn. Recently, the jewels have been sported on the runway by the likes of Chanel, Prabal Gurung, and Dior—but with modern styles and shapes.

For a long time, pearls have often been viewed as “prim and proper” or overly fancy. The beautiful thing about these stones, however, is their versatility. They can be worn with any outfit, from a pair of jeans and blouse to a formal gown. Here, we share how to wear pearls with a modern flair.

How to Wear Pearls by Occasion

Everyday Luminescence

Chakra Tassel Earrings by EurummeWondering what to wear pearls with when it comes to everyday ensembles? Pearl jewelry can add a chic finishing touch to even a casual ensemble like a solid colored t-shirt and jeans. Layer some pearl necklaces, wear a couple of pearl bracelets on one wrist, or rock a pearl statement ring. Chunky or colored pearls work especially well to add some fun yet fashionable touches to a simple everyday look.

Pro tip: Avoid wearing a pearl necklace, bracelet, and earrings all at once, as this could overdress a casual outfit. We recommend pairing some pearl earrings with a coordinating necklace or bracelet.

Clean & Sophisticated Office Looks

If you work in an office, pearl accessories can be a great way to tie your chic office attire together! Stick to the more classic pieces, such as a simple pearl necklace or a pair of stud earrings. Either of these pieces will add the perfect amount of sophistication to any stylish suit or dress.

Pro tip: Choose either a pearl necklace or pair of earrings, so as not to be too distracting or overdressed in a professional statement.

Luxurious Pearls for Evening Wear

Festive Pearl Choker in Purple by ValliyanFormal occasions are a great time to break out your favorite pearl statement jewelry. Layer some long necklaces over a long dress, or rock some shoulder duster pearl earrings with a sleeveless look. Don’t be afraid to wear a full pearl match set (earrings, necklace, and bracelet) with your evening look! Match sets are another trend we’re loving this fall, and they are fabulous for special occasions.

Pro tip: If your gown is solid, opt for large and colorful pearls to add some pizzazz to your ensemble. If your dress already has a lot of sparkle and embellishment on it, opt for smaller, simpler pearls.

Pearl Jewelry Styling Tips

Now that we’ve gone over how to wear pearls with certain outfits, here are a few extra styling tips to help you achieve a perfectly chic and modern look.

  • Layer various pearl necklace(s) with each other! Mix and match lengths, colors, and pendants for a luxuriously dazzling look.
  • Turn a basic strand of pearls into a statement piece by clipping a brooch to a choker or looping a knot into a long strand.
  • Mix and match your pearls with pieces of different gems, metals, and other more contemporary pieces. Add a pearl ring to a stack of metal bands, or a pearl cuff to a bunch of bangles.

Pearls are a timeless classic that will always be in style one way or another. Prepare yourself with unique pearl pieces for a variety of occasions and ensembles from Sarbani NYC’s collection today.

Stephanie Chabot
Style Editor, Sarbani NYC

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