Pearls have been given a 2020 makeover; here’s our edit of the best styles to shop now and inspiration from our favourite fashion influencers on how to style them.
When you imagine pearls, you probably think of a classic string of them; a style more synonymous with the older royals, something you wore to a 1920s fancy dress party, or the pearls your nana dons with her Sunday best. Well, we are very fond of said pearls; however we haven’t ever really seen the humble pearl trending amongst the fashion pack, mainly because ye olde designs have been a little fusty (until now).
Welcome to the new era of the pearl, and there isn’t a long string of fancy dress-style pearls in sight. We are now seeing all kinds of cool pearls, perfect for both the modernists and the beach babes among us.
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Whether you want to invest in a luxury piece or you want a high street hit, the offering is endless. And, as pearls don’t date, they’re totally timeless. Don’t worry if you fall out of love with them - simply store them away and we are pretty sure you’ll get them back out again with renewed love in a few season’s time.
The key to keeping the pearl looking cool and contemporary is the styling, so here’s how our influencer friends are wearing them and our edit of the best pieces to shop now.
12 of the best pieces to shop now
Timeless Pearly is a name to know when it comes to cool pearls; their non-matching styles are a quirky spin on the trend.
Consider pearls in other colours, not just traditional creamy tones. This gorgeous light grey from Alighieri adds a point of difference.
This modern structured-style ring from Thomas Sabo will look great offset with clean line tailoring or a simple slip dress.
Why not try adding this charm to your existing jewellery? Try with your chain or add to your hoop earrings, to breathe new life into your everyday jewels.
& Other StoriesThis is a real luxe for less style - it looks super expensive but has a high street price tag. Wear with your t-shirt, jeans and block heel sandals.
Trade out your classic gold hoops for these pearl encrusted ones, subtle yet effective - a perfect everyday style.
These cool sculptural pearl drop earrings will look great teamed with a strappy summer dress.
This style will look great layered with your existing necklaces, try clashing metals and stones, and bring this beachy style into your city wardrobe.
PachareeThese pearls have the personal touch, adding initials to your pearls makes the traditional design feel more contemporary.
This clean style ring from Pandora gives the pearl a real modern sleek twist, perfect for the minimalist amongst us.
If it is a drop style earring you are after look no further and these beautiful pearls from Carousel, a great dress-up dress-down style.
Lead image: Model shot courtesy of Zara, product shots courtesy of brands
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