Casual Pearls: Rocking The Single Strand
The thing of it is, that despite my love for this most classic of classics, I find myself struggling with how to wear my beloved single-strands. Sure, it seems like a no-brainer, but every time I get dressed for an occasion, fully intending on finishing my look with just a single strand, I buckle. When I am dressed in say, a cocktail dress or even dressed for a wedding, I always feel that wearing a single strand with my dress seems a bit too prim to be truly me. So I usually take it off again and go with a pair of 9mm pearl or gemstone studs and maybe a cocktail ring or bracelet instead. I guess I feel that this way I am still minimalistic with my accessories (which I like), but not feeling like such a foregone conclusion.
As a result, I have taken to wearing my single strands casually. And I'm not talking business casual or even "elegantly casual" (as they say on the cruise ships), I mean cas-u-al. Like, flip-flop casual. I love my pearl strands with a t-shirt, an informal button-down, or a tank. I like the juxtaposition of high-low, and to be honest, if you find yourself in a "social pinch", all you really need to do is add a jacket or cardi and change your shoes (maybe) and you could be camera-ready, more or less.
|Honora rondel-pearl necklace. See a similar one here.
|Cotton t-shirt LaRedoute. See a similar one here. Diamond studs my own.|
|Black baroque ringed-pearl necklace (gift). See a similar one here. .|
|Tommy Hilfiger shirt , Old Navy shorts and belt.|