I’ve always been in love with pearl jewelry–from necklaces to earrings. Pearls are timeless and feminine, perfect for adding a little touch of luxe and class to any outfit. The newest/trendiest/hottest way to wear pearls though? With a little edge.
Gotta love dichotomy.
Here are four pretty, untraditional, of-the-moment pearl pieces to cop ASAP.
Double pearl stud earrings.
Pretty sure I wore exclusively (faux) pearl stud earrings from ages 15 – 18–I was obsessed. Now my ears are super sensitive, so unless there’s a pair of these earrings with surgical stainless steel, platinum, or 24k gold posts out there somewhere (like, perhaps the ones Chanel showed in both of their 2014 and 2015 Spring/Summer runway collections? Or the ones from Dior?!), this isn’t a trend I can actually indulge in, which makes me upset. If you have normal ears that can handle metal, you kind of have to do it for me. You know, so I can live vicariously through your chicness. Double pearl studs are cool and weird and arty–love. Everyone will ask where you found them.
Shop It: Double Pearl Studs @Etsy, Double Pearl Fashion Studs @Amazon (Only $2!)
Pearl ear cuffs.
Ear cuffs have been hot for the last couple of years, so it only makes sense that a pearl iteration would hit the market. My favorite thing about ear cuffs, aside from the fact that you don’t always actually have to put any holes in your ears to rock them, is that they make an excellent, unexpected piece of statement jewelry. Rashida Jones, for example, wore this exact pearl cuff on both ears to last year’s Golden Globes and fashion critics raved. Cuffs offer the perfect balance of edge and femininity–great for giving that outfit of yours a little something extra.
Shop It: Gold & Pearl Fashion Ear Cuff @eBay, Silver Graduated Pearl Ear Cuff @Amazon.
Pearls as studs on bracelets.
Remember when gold and silver studs were on EVERYTHING? Jewelry, purses, shoulders of shirts? (Shudder.) This is an updated, much more attractive take on that trend! It’s a little more glamorous and a little more grown up, but just as eye-catching and cool. Wear a pearl-studded bracelet alone for the ultimate statement piece, or pair with a boyfriend watch and a couple of bangles for an instant arm party.
Shop It: Rebecca Minkoff ‘Pearl Stud” Studded Leather Cuff @Nordstrom, Givenchy Faux Pearl Stud Hinge Bangle @Nordstrom.
Open pearl midi rings.
Fact: midi rings are sexy. I don’t know why. They just are. How to make them even sexier? Open them up, of course. These ultra-dainty pieces add detail and intrigue to any ensemble. I love a good midi on a ring or middle finger. Sometimes the tiniest pieces have the greatest impact.
Shop it: Freshwater Pearl Hammered Gold Wrap Midi Ring @Amazon, Celebrity Style 3-Piece Pearl Midi Ring Set @eBay.
New twist on an old classic = ultimate trend.