Let’s talk about pearls. Delicate, elegant and timeless, these gems make a noteworthy addition to any outfit and are perfect for special occasions. Assuming that you wear them as often as you should, your strands could probably use a little TLC. Did you know that pearls need regular upkeep to maintain their stunning beauty? If you’ve noticed that yours are looking a little worn, dull or frayed, it’s probably time to bring them in for a treatment.
When it comes to cleaning your pearls, you can usually take the DIY approach. However, restringing is another crucial part of caring for your pearls and is best done by a reliable, affordable professional. Pearl restringing doesn’t have to be expensive, and it will maintain the value of your pearls as well as protect them from breaking or even getting lost on busier days.
Generally, the cost for restringing pearls is determined by the inches of the strand. Speak with a local pearl jeweler to choose the best course of action for your pieces and your pocket and keep your outfits looking fresh and feminine. Once you’ve restrung, you can start wearing your pearls again with confidence and enhancing a wide range of outfits.
Did you know that pearls pair well with virtually anything? You can even wear them with simple t-shirts! Here are a few ideas for everyday looks that go well with pearls:
Skinny jeans, solid tee, flats, and bag
Choose your best pair of skinny jeans and a plain top, add point-toe ballet flat. Add some BB cream, mascara and a bright, summery lipstick and a great bag, and you’ve got yourself the perfect canvas for your favorite pearls! Effortless and chic, this look is a great go-to option if you’re having an off day or if your favorite shirt is in the laundry.
Sundress and sandals
Mid-August is a time for easy, breezy dresses in fun summer colors. Choose your favorite style, like cold-shoulder, sleeveless or lightweight swing in your favorite summer shade and pair it with strappy sandals and a sunhat. Add pearl earrings or a bracelet for some serious class, and don’t forget a pair of on-trend sunglasses!
Mix floral patterns and pearls for a feminine, fun look that is a little bit classic and a little bit modern. Floral tops, dresses, skirts and even shorts set a great tone for sparkly white pearls. Keep the rest of the outfit neutral with black or white basics and minimal accessories and makeup.
Nothing makes white pearls pop more than a plain black canvas. Choose a simple black tee paired with black trousers or a loose black dress for a more laid-back look, then add a single strand of pearls for some stylish contrast. Keep your makeup neutral and add a pop of color with a bright lipstick to complete the look.
Cut-off trousers paired with a lightweight blouse make a sophisticated statement that looks unbelievable with pearls. Add a manicure, a killer updo, and some great makeup for an office-ready look that others will envy.