Pearls are beautiful–they’re luminous quality looks even better on the skin, plus they feel good on, but most of the time, it’s hard to make them look modern. I have a necklace of black Tahitian pearls I love but never wear. This fall, I am pulling them out. How to make them look fresh? I think it’s about dressing them down. Wear them with a t-shirt or simple crewneck sweater, pair pearls with silver instead of gold. or add another necklace as a layer like the leather choker from Sophie Buhai shown here. I also love it when women tuck their pearls under their shirts so you only see the top half at the neck, as if they are wearing the pearls just for themselves. Which is why you should wear anything in the first place.
necklaces below: Sophie Buhai
top photo: Annemarieke Van Drimmelen for WSJ magazine
let’s remove the clasp on your Tahitians and add a loop on either end . run a grosgrain ribbon or a velvet ribbon or a leather cord . modern and still timeless !