Not Just Your Grandma’s Accessory: Here’s How To Wear The Pearls Trend


For the past Spring/Summer runways, we’ve witnessed attempts on revamping what was considered a dated trend: pearls. From Moschino’s printed pearls to Vera Wang’s omnipresent embellishments, designers have been putting their own spin on the dainty accent. But with such limited iterations of the pearl trend, it’s time to rethink ways to style the accessory in a cool, fashion-girl approved way. Drop the notion that pearls are for older women—we’ll show you how to wear them like a street style star.

With Jeans

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Pearls can easily take a pair of jeans from looking basic to chic. Plus, frayed hemlines further adds a touch of coolness to the piece. Try wearing it with a graphic tee and a structured blazer for an easy youthful take to tailoring.

High waist jeans with pearl beads (P2543) by STRADIVARIUS
Jeans with pearl hem details (P2495) by ZARA

On Outerwear

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For those traveling soon, step up your overseas OOTDs by finish your ensemble with a pearl-accented jacket to put a contemporary spin to your cooler weather looks. Style it with a turtleneck and tailored trousers for a polished look with an edge.

Embellished pearl blazer (P6717) by TOPSHOP
Frock coat with faux pearls (P1995) by ZARA

On Shoes

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Channel your inner rocker chic with heeled leather boots adorned in stark pearls. Pair it with your favorite ripped black denim and moto jacket for a look that will make any 90s female rock icons proud. For those who favor the classic, embellished mules are right up your alley that you can easily pair with a chic shirt dress and jeans.

Lace up ankle boots with pearls (P1995) by BERSHKA
Pearl embellished mule (P5080) by STEVE MADDEN

On Bags

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You don’t have to go in the literal route of a pearls scattered on the entire bag. It’s all in the subtle details and honestly a really pretty take to the trend. In true spirit of classic glam, wear your best night out dress, heels and a pearl-embellished bag. The decor add a dainty, feminine touch to the look while maintaining its elegant essence.

Fabric crossbody bag (P2995) by ZARA
Nude clutch with pearl embellishments (P1095) by TOPSHOP