I simply bought myself a pearl necklace and also matching pair of earrings bereason I love how beautiful and also classic they are. I recognize they'll look excellent for formal or semiformal occasions, paired with an LBD, for instance, yet I'm not sure how to wear them in more casual settings without looking also old-fashioned.

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I guess I'd define my style as eclectic and also feminine. Here's an album showing a couple of recent casual outfits of mine.

Any suggestions on how to style pearls?


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Pearls look much better with necklines that are either reduced than the strand drop, or better than the drop. This implies via low necklines you must wear shorter strands, and also with better necklines you have the right to wear longer ones.

Pearls have a feeling of style and also formality to them, and also they'll look a bit odd through soft cotton singlets/tank tops and t-shirts that you've worn in the album. The fact is that pearls are classics, so if you pair them via casual clothing, they lose a little of the casual-ness, if that's something you desire to prevent.

That being sassist, pearls are quite feminine and carry out go well through dresses and skirts. However before, you have the right to wear them via troindividuals or well-fitting skinny jeans if your all at once look is tailored via some framework. Better suited tops would be shells and blouses quite than t-shirts.


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Everypoint in that album appears to be a knit. I'd save the pearls for wovens, which might require you to flourish your wardrobe a small. Wovens will also be more flattering on your structure.


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Pearls with modern prints and also cuts look great. Based on your photos, I think you could pull it off with #1 & #4. Pearls fancy-up many type of outfits, particularly toned dvery own outfits. To wear pearls for a casual occasion, only wear the earrings or the necklace. If you wear them both at the same time, you threat looking old-fashioned.

Here are some images for principles....not all have pearls, however they could work-related via pearls (depending on what type of pearls you have)

Here's a vivid look: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-YzyRVg4PFs8/Uo6fW_2IUUI/AAAAAAAAJjw/sxruJIIj1ds/s1600/Christmas+Decorating+2+little.jpg

Here's a classical look: http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/6a/a2/cb/6aa2cb35e766eb1e39a2b317f65bb3f8.jpg

I don't think she looks matronly because she's wearing a tshirt, the blazer has actually a modern-day reduced, and she layered it with various other jewelry. Also, the hair style.

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Here's a modern look: http://www.outfitwrite-ups.com/2013/02/outfit-post-chambray-shirt-black-skinny.html#.UrmowvRDvAN

You can additionally juxtapose them with edgier looks.

Preppy looks: http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/originals/c6/12/f4/c612f45cf25f8c1bd1e132ce9122fb8b.jpg

Plassist or menswear: http://jeansandateacup.blogspot.com/2013/11/holiday-picture-perfect.html

http://www.classygirlswearpearls.com/2013/11/fir-and-hair.html

All Black: http://www.studentswife.com/2013/02/momma-and-her-little-boy.html (I'd say wear am A-line skirt that's a wee little shorter)