This season Chanel celebrated the sentiment of its founder who said, “a woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls!”
Coco Chanel in her ‘ropes of pearls’ photo courtesy of Domino Magazine
Chanel Spring 2013 Pearls, Photo Courtesy of L’Officiel Thailand
Pearls Backstage at Chanel, Photo Courtesy of Vogue, Australia
Chanel necklace embellished with pearls, chanel.com
And, of course, everyone has quickly followed suit….Here are some of the best ways to work pearls into your wardrobe.
The Copy Cat!
Everyone is copying Chanel’s ‘oversized’ look….
Zara Maxi Pearl Necklace, zara.com, $30.00
Accessorize Catwalk Pearl Statement Necklace, $29.00
Kenneth Jay Lane Simulated Pearl Cluster Necklace, neimanmarcus.com, $120.00
Millianna Pearl Bib Necklace Garnet Hill
Millianna Pearl Bib Necklace, garnethill.com, $198.00
Chanel Pearl Bracelets
Chanel Pearl Cuff, Photo Courtesy of Architectural Digest
Chanel cuff in transparent resin and metal embellished with glass pearls, chanel.com
Sleek and modern art deco pearl cuff. Photo courtesy of Vogue.de
Other ways to wrap the trend around your wrist, fingers and ears….
The single pearl is stunning in this ring by Larissa Landinez
Oyster Ring 18K Yellow Gold, larissalandinez.com, €700.00
Stella and Dot Lucia Bracelet, stelladot.com, $69.00
Lanvin Pearls and Gros Grains Bracelet, dsw.com, $349.95 (a real steal)
Pearl Fusun Earring, shoplatitude.com, $145.00
Unique Pearl Looks
Banana Republic Pearl Twist Necklace, bananarepublic.com, $89.50
Lanvin Pearl Woven Necklace, dsw.com, $300.00
Rada Yellow Crystal and Glass Pearl Charm Long Necklace, forzieri.com, $235.00
Take inspiration from the above to hang your favorite pendant or charm from any real or faux pearls….
Our elephant pendant on our favorite pearl necklace
Instant Go-To Glamour:
Photo Courtesy of: Elle. Rose Gold pendant necklace with diamonds and freshwater pearls—Cartier
Photo Courtesy of: Elle. South Sea Baroque Cultured Pearl, Water Opal, and Diamond Earrings—Mikimoto.
Dior, Photo Courtesy of Vogue, Australia
Chanel Pearl Glasses. Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK
Photo Courtesy of: Vogue Australia
Photo Courtesy of: Vogue, Australia
The Perfect Clutch:
Santi Pearl Clutch, Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK
Santi Pearl & Beaded Clutch, lorisshoes.com, $138.90
Sharp Pearl-Studded Clothes
Giambattista Valli Spring Summer 2013 Pearls. Photo courtesy of: Vogue Australia
Diane von Furstenberg Faux Pearl Studded Mini Dress, farfetch.com, $1142.7
Diane von Furstenberg Faux Pearl Studded Blazer, farfetch.com, $1316.87
Moschino Cheap & Chic Faux Pearl-Embellished Ribbed Wool Top, net-a-porter.com, $675.00
Pearl Pony Tail at the Chanel Spring Show. Photo Courtesy of: InStyle
“To DIY, place a small bead on to the end of a headpin and thread through a jubo craft-store pearl; use needle nose pliers to wrap the end of the wire around an elastic. Sound tricky? Then simply string a piece of dental floss through the pearl and double-knot the ends around the elastic. Secure with superglue.” Text taken in entirety from InStyle
Chanel Pearl Hairband is stunning. Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK
The brand that defines them
As Mikimoto celebrates its 120th anniversary it also affords the most sophisticated styles
Mikimoto Ombre Pearls. Photo Courtesy of: Departures Magazine
Mikimoto Waterfall Earrings. Photo Courtesy of: Harrods
Rene Caovilla Pearly T-Strap Flat Sandal, bergdorfgoodman.com, $795.00
Pearls also abound in the Chanel Edinburgh Collection with pearl encrusted belts and huge pearl drop earrings. Photo Courtesy of: Sphere
Mix the Chanel Fingerless Glove Look with the Penchant for Pearls:
Protolano White Fingerless Gloves with Pearls Saks
Perhaps the most photographed piece of jewelry this spring…the diamond and freshwater pearl headpiece from the Great Gatsby Ziegfeld Collection at Tiffany & Co.
Tiffany & Co. Headpiece Great Gatsby. Photo Courtesy of: Bazaar UK