Pearls add sophistication to any ensemble. And this season, designers have really amped up this classic.
Nowhere was this more evident than at Chanel’s Fall-Winter 2016/2017 ready-to-wear runway show. The clear message? Jewelry this season is very much about pearls. According to Karl Lagerfeld, the brand’s head designer, “I use them now in over-size and over-volume.”
Sadly, Chanel pearls are not in my budget (at least at present). But, whether real or faux, there are many ways to wear pearls that still look fabulous. These are some of my favorites:
“Channel” Coco Chanel. Simply find the strands of pearls that you may not have worn in a while. Multiple sizes, shapes and lengths all work together! Since this is a real attention grabber, keep all other jewelry to a minimum or eliminate altogether.
Pair two trends and marry pearls with vintage brooches. Anchor strands on the side with a vintage brooch. One or two strands work well with oversized costume jewelry from the 50’s and 60’s. Even some of the colored rhinestone pieces from the 80’s look great. Just be careful you don’t overload the pin back.
Doubled (or tripled) and worn short as a choker. Instant elegance for a strapless dress for evening or a simple white blouse and jacket for work.
No pearls in the jewelry box? No problem! I’ve found 10 gorgeous pieces that embody the exuberant spirit of the season. And, unlike their designer counterparts, these pieces won’t break the bank. Each is priced under $50.
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