A classic accessory that’s making a total comeback, pearls are being featured in a big way for the upcoming fall season. However, they’re no longer the ones you once wore while channeling Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Teamed with rhinestones and studs on sandals, jeans, jackets and more, pearls have become the embellishment of choice for pretty much everything.
I’ve always loved pearls ever since my mom got me a pair of Tiffany & Co. pearl studs for my college graduation. But after a while, I stopped wearing them because I was afraid they made me look to preppy and refined. This new trend has totally changed my outlook on the coveted accessory, adding a cool factor that was never associated with them before.
I found these pearl-embellished slides at Nordstrom Rack on a whim—a total score! Quite a few brands are making their own version of these must-have sandals (Forever 21 and Jeffrey Campbell to name a few), so you can find them at almost any price point. I also am DYING over this pearl-embellished denim jacket and jeans from Anthropologie (currently saving up to buy these babies!). If you’re feeling crafty, you can even DIY the trend and make it your own (read a tutorial here).
I personally hope that this trend sticks around for a while. I’ve always been a sucker for embellishments, and pearls are giving that eye-catching look a whole new life. Shop my favorite pearl-embellished pieces via the links above!