Friday, October 25, 2013

5 Steps to take Pearls from Churchy to Chic (Fall 2013 Remix Outfit #7)

Hello Ladies,
Today I have the pleasure of being a part of a link up w/ the fabulous Lauren Slade from Style Elixir, as well as my fantastic co-hosts: Alyssa and Allison!

Pearls can be fabulous! They will add a glow to any skin tone, go with any color and automatically make you look classy! The problem is that sometimes they make you look too classic, as in 'out dated'. So, how to avoid that?
1. Grab a strand, preferably a triple strand like the one I have below (this is what it normally looks like)
2. Twist them. Tighter if you want a choker look or looser if you want them to hang longer.
3. Add a casual top, like a nice tee or a fitted cotton sweater. You are going for a juxtaposition between fancy and laid back.
4. Add some denim. I've opted for a chambray skirt, but jeans in any color are perfect too. If you are feeling creative, try a pair of boyfriend jeans rolled a few inches above the ankle.
5. Tie the different styles together with ballet flats or heels and you are done!

(See Fall 2013 Remix: Shopping Haul! for additional details.)

Consignment shop-chambray skirt, Ban Rep-red sweater, bracelet (old), Jcrew Factory-pearls, Ann Taylor-heels (similar), Michael Kors-watch (similar)

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  1. New follower from the linkup! Pearls are so pretty and we should wear them more often! Love the way you styled yours.

    <3 Vicki

    1. Thanks for your feedback! I really like your most recent post with the dressy sweatshirt :)

  2. Love those pearls! Gorg! Following you now from Friday's Fab Favorites :) Thanks for co-hosting and hope you'll drop by and visit my blog, too. Have a great weekend!

    Diary of a Debutante

    1. Hi Stephanie, Where in the south are you from? I'm originally from Atlanta :) I love your post on kate spade watches...she's so fabulous!

  3. I agree, pearls can be a bit tricky to pull off without looking like you're old school, especially if you're wearing them with a more conservative outfit. Fun and flirty pieces are the way to go (unless you're going for a classic look in a traditional environment). For me, the most important way to make pearls "chic" instead of "church" is not pairing a matching necklace, bracelet, and earrings together. Too dowdy! I like to keep my pearls modern by wearing the pieces separately.

    1. Hi Danielle, Thanks for stopping by :) Those are good points too!


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