Pearls add sophistication to any ensemble. And in 2022 fashion designers have really amped up this classic well beyond a simple, ladylike pair of pearl stud earrings. Refinery29 recently explained the term and the rapid rise of pearlcore, “… in 2022, people of all ages will embrace pearl accents in their homes, in their jewellery boxes and even as nail art… though we’ve seen the steady rise of statement pearl looks on runways, the upcoming year will see this trend take to the streets.”
One way to try the trend for yourself is with the Charter Club pearl embellished button-down cardigan pictured, which was created especially for Macy’s. This little cardi has big style and adds a polished finish to both your weekday or weekend looks. Retail $49.99.
Pearl embellished clothing is not the only way to adopt the look, however. According to the HGTV article, “Lifestyle and Interior Design Trends to Look for in 2022,” which compiled the most up-to-date 2022 style trends, “Pinterest reports that what they have dubbed “Pearlcore” is on the rise: pearl rings, pearl necklaces for men and all things pretty and pearly.”
And, nothing gives your jewelry box a boost better than the Freshwater Pearl Bee Choker by Karine Sultan, shown. Classic pearls form the chain for this choker, highlighting a gleaming gold bee-embossed charm. Available at Nordstrom. Retail $98.00.
If you’re on a budget (and after the holidays, I know I am!) try a few of these shop-the-closet tricks:
- “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.
Or, if you’re handy with a beading needle, Michael’s Crafts offers a wide variety of tiny seed pearls, standard pearls and even flat back pearls for embellishing everything from headbands, to scarves, to handbags. Really, your imagination is the only limit!
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