Friday, October 28, 2016

This timeless accessory

NEW YORK — With autumn upon us, the season’s new wares are in full effect. And when it comes to womenswear, there is something more precious than fabric to consider this season: Pearls. No longer just a necklace saved for a special occasion, these baubles are trending upwards in all sorts of new ways.

They were in force during the Fall/Winter shows, including at Gucci, which had a pearl-embroidered sweater; Dries van Noten, which featured a full pearl-stitched dress; and Miu Miu, which had models walking down the runway accessorised with bepearled bags and classic necklaces. Now is your chance to reconsider this timeless accessory.

1. Pearls and dark-coloured garments are the perfect pairing. When styling, think proper backdrop for a sophisticated pop.

2. There is more versatility in pearls than you realise, far beyond their grandma and/or Jackie O stereotypes. Try wearing them with anything casual such as denim or sneakers; you will be surprised how easily you can pull them off.

3. Stack them. If you are going to wear a pearl necklace, pile it with multiple others and in different colours, too.

4. Think beyond the strand and ear stud. You can wear pearls woven into your sweater and dress, and on accessories such as bags and heels — just not all at once. A little pearl does go a long way. Bloomberg

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