Pearls are a timeless classic. Human kind has worn these gemstones for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Their absolute perfection in both shape and color is what makes them so coveted all around the world. The process of cultivating them in a controlled environment rather than looking for them in natural surroundings has made pearls easily accessible and affordable to everyone. But how do you reinvent such an impeccable classic? Is there a way to give pearls an edge? As it turns out, there is. Here are 5 edgy ways to wear pearls to inspire your everyday outfits.
Going for color
The simplest way of teaching an old dog new tricks is by changing its color. How does that work? When you are out shopping for pearls, reach for the colored ones instead of the classic white. In this way, you will still be wearing your beloved pearls, staples of elegance and perfection, but you will be giving them a brand new spin as well.
A fact that not a lot of people know is that pearls come in a variety of colors, from faded pink to purple, iridescent greens and blues, called peacock and even black. If there are so many options, why settle for one? We found some amazing freshwater black pearl necklaces on PearlsOnly, shaped like the sun, with the gem in the middle. A black sun will definitely give you some edge.
Embellish your jeans with pearls
Yes, pearls can be worn on clothes as well. Usually, they are placed here and there on wedding dresses, but pearls have recently managed to break that barrier and move on to something a bit more casual – jeans. Are you a busy mom, surrounded by a large family? Do you want to be able to do all your daily routines and still look flawless? Then this little trick is the answer for you.
You can shop around for such a pair of jeans on websites like Etsy.com but, you can also make the jeans yourself. All you have to do is sew some pearls on to your favorite pair. You can let your creativity run wild and add lace, vintage bronze chains, metallic embellishments, and everything else you fancy.
The Pearl Bag
This is, probably, the epitome of luxury, to have a clutch completely covered in pearls. But, let’s face it. You deserve it. Actually, every woman deserves it. So go ahead and splurge on this item, because wearing it will make you feel like you’ve never felt before. Classy, luxurious, stylish, and, yes, envied.
A tip here is that you can go ahead just like with the jeans. If you can’t find such a clutch or consider it’s a bit over your budget, go for DIY. Spend a few lazy afternoons, when the house is all quiet, working on a beautiful clutch adorned with pearls. Just remember to buy a textile clutch, so that it’s easy to sew the gemstones on it. It’s a good idea to buy it white as well, so that the background doesn’t strike a different color.
Pearls in Your Hair
Statement hair pieces are one of the newest trends for the spring/summer 2016 season. We saw Academy Award Winner Brie Larson wear a stunning hair piece at this year’s Oscars. Hers were adorned with diamonds, but you can wear anything, including pearls, seeing as they are so gorgeous. Of course, this is not an everyday look, but you can pull it off magnificently at a party or a wedding.
Luckily for us, this is yet another item we can make at home. You can use your favorite hair piece or even buy a brand new one and simply decorate it with some pearls. Be careful, though, to use special glue. Pearls, seeing as they are natural and corrosive, might get ruined if the glue is too strong. It will eat the pearl away like it was an eggshell. So, before you start, ask around for the best bonding agent for this type of job.
An amazing way to revive and revamp any blouse or shirt is by changing its buttons. When those buttons have pearls, you’ve just taken things to a whole new level. Pretty silk blouses and straightforward shirts can, sometimes, become a bit dull, especially if you have to wear them every day for, let’s say, work. This little trick will brighten them up. Not to mention it will add a touch of grandeur to your day-to-day outfits.
If you thought that the only way to wear pearls is by sporting a Jackie Kennedy white pearl choker, you were wrong. Classical as they may be, pearls are incredibly versatile and, in this day and age, they simply beg to be put to better use. So, why not get started on these 5 edgy ways to wear pearls now?