Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Modern Mix With Pearls

With Grace Kelly adorning the current cover of Vanity Fair and fashion heading back to the classics, there's no better time then to work a stylish staple like pearls back into your wardrobe. Revisit these gems with a modern mix by layering up with other stones and baubles and pair up in unexpected ways for a current trend-on look. Whether it be a chunky pearl bracelet stacked with an oversize watch and a few equally chic bracelets, or the must-have statement mix-material pearl necklace worn during the day with simple separates. This classic is very right now! Here are a few examples on how to approach these classic baubles with a modern mix in mind.

Dior jewelry designer Camille Miceli featured in Elle May 2010
Make all black even more chic with the addition of a chunky statement pearl necklace. A great piece that will work well from day to night. A great alternative is to layer up 3 or so pearl necklaces for the same effect.

Harper's Bazaar April 2010
Layer up traditional strands of pearls in unexpected ways for a modern look. Mix with bold pendants and other long stranded necklaces.

Photo courtesy of style.com
Pearls will be making an equally stylish impact for the fall as seen here backstage at the Rodarte Fall 2010 show.

JCrew May 2010
Work your pearls for day too. Pair up with casual pieces and make a statement beach or pool side look with a fun fashion forward approach.