How to wear Pearls casually?

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Reader's Request
This request is from my sweet and supportive sister-in-law (husband's cousin) - Soomya! She is a complete fashion fanatic and a recent (proud!) Graduate of London College of Fashion. Recently, in one of London's Vintage shops she got her hands on some Vintage Chanel Pearl Strings (lucky girl!) and asked me if I could show her some ways to style them in contemporary and modern ways. Well, since I do not have any Chanel or otherwise pearls of my own I had to take help of some fashion collages. N.B. To find details of any of the products featured in the collages, simply click on them. They are connected to their online retail site. 


Fred Flare, Banana Republic, Dooney & Bourke


This would be my take on styling the pearls for a Lunch, may be? Paired with a summery white dress worn with a belt and splashes of red

MICHAEL Michael Kors, Bebe, Lilly Pulitzer


Here I plan to wear the gorgeous [preferably Chanel! :P] pearls with a bright pink dress and edgy high heels for an evening date or dinner or maybe both

Juicy Couture, Ed Hardy, See by Chloe, Paige


This is more of a casual way to wear the pearls with a flared dark denims and crisp white shirt and a tan bag. Ideal for shopping, or coffee? 


Camilla Skovgaard, Nordstrom, Michael Kors


Skinny Black pants with a flattering pink top and high heels. More of a classic evening-out look finished with a dash of pearls! What say? :)





NYLA, Jonathan Saunders


This is out and out edgy slash rockstar look with color-blocked dress and even edgier booties. However, here I mixed so-to-say my pearls with some metal chains to give it a 'Rihanna' take! 

How do you all wear your pearls?


Hope this post helps you
Soomya! Do let us all know, how you finally decided to wear them. We would wanna see those Chanel pearls for sure! :)  

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65 comments

  1. Great collections! I love the pink and green dress; It's kinda wild. :)

    xoxo
    Em

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  2. the fourth set has to be my fave :) lovely post Tanvi

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  3. My fav would be the first look.classy and elegant :)

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  4. love the classy evening out look! :)

    In a totally traditional Indian setting many times pearls look gorgeous on sarees too!

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  5. I love all your ideas! I think I am very boring when it comes to pearls, I normally wear them with pale pink/lace/otherwise girly outfits. What a great idea to wear them with a silk top and skinny black trousers. I will definitely try that! :)

    Leia

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  6. love the pink top look...and agree with Yamini, sarees!

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  7. Great ideas and impressive selection.

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  8. Fantastic post! I've never had he courage to wear pearls- only when i was a bridesmaid, but you have put together some wonderful options. Now, if only i could afford some Chanel ones...

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  9. I really like the first one. Classy!

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  10. nice tips, i am not too fond of pearls though.

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  11. i have a white pearl string and i love to wear them with knee length dresses and jeans -top but tops are generally in light shades..
    have thought of mixing em with some bright colors but never dare to do it till this time.

    1st and 4th are the one i like most.

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  12. I love the rockstar look the best. I don't wear pearls at all..they don't suit me at all..not in terms of looks but everytime I wear pearls, real ones something bad happens. I am pretty superstitious like that so goodbye pearls it was!

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  13. Aft seeing this post.. i really dont know why i never tried wearing pearls! i love all the looks...

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  14. Loving the last look! I have a hard time wearing pearl necklaces casually. Earrings are fine but necklaces are hard to pull off. These tips are awesome :)

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  15. Thanks for the tips! The fourth one is my personal fave :) The only time I wore pearl was on my wedding day and now its stacked away in some unknown corner of my closet..Maybe its time to dust it and make use of it :)

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  16. Love ur posts..Specially this one as I love pearls.I wear my pearls with diamonds all the time in a platinum chain and believe me...they look heavenly.They go well will all the outfits.

    Keep posting and inspiring us.
    Luv

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  17. woohoo .. i love d post !!! im gonaa try all four bhabhiii !!! love it :) thankk u sooo muchh !1 thts definitly the kinda advice i needed frm uu :D

    P.s i wore dem on my graduation :)
    pictures coming up soon !!

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  18. Love the suggestions! I usually wear my purple/grey or pink pearls more casually, but save the white pearls for a more formal look. However, I really love the idea of wearing them over a multi-chain necklace!

    I wish my pearls were Chanel, too!

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  19. Cute ideas! They're all really classy:)

    xx

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  20. I love pearls! I think they are so elegant and classic and can instantly change your look! I wear pearls all the time!!
    <3

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  21. May be you need to also write 'How to BUY good pearls?' .....from China..cheaper.

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  22. I love pearls and I think they can be worn with anything - they are just so classy! I love both the jeans outfits!

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  23. when it comes to jwellery, im a total pearls person, have single strand pearls necklace , double strand pearls necklace, pearls necklace with pendant set..you name it!!!

    i have worn them in many ways, but my favorite is the classic chiffon sari, heels and double strand pearls necklace combo!!

    and while on wearing them in different ways, one elderly elegant lady comes to my mind..i used to spot her ofetn during my evening jogs in lodhi garden..she used always come on her walks there wearing crisp white collar tee, grey/pastel sweat and double strand pearls necklace, combined with her elegant all white hair, she used to look a total maharani on a walk amongst us lesser beings!!!

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  24. Fabulous looks, I like the first and the last. And I wear pearls with EVERYTHING.

    Miranda
    www.indcfashion.com

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  25. I don't have any pearls but would love to get some. I love that last dress. i wonder how pearls would look with a plain grey or black t shirt for a casual outfit though.

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  26. Chanel pearls??? Are you serious????? Sigh!

    You've come up with so many ways of doing justice to the pearls.....can't wait to see you sis-in-law rock it!

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  27. Great tips on how to wear pearls! I think I'm definitely going try the casual way, with the flared jeans. Amazing.

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  28. I love that edgy/rockstar look! Yowza!

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  29. Love all the looks! And wow how lucky is she? If I could get my hands on Chanel vintage pearls I would definitely wear them with every single outfit I created :) xoxo

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  30. love the first outfit and combo. And the necklace is awesome too! me wants :)

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  31. love all the suggestions .. specially the denim look.. .

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  32. I love wearing pearls with jeans or a girly dress. Love all the looks!! Stay beautiul inside and out!

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  33. all the selectiona are soo good. i like to wear my stacked in with ather jewels :)

    http://themashedup.blogspot.com/
    Lydz xX

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  34. Ooh that reminds me I haven't worn my pearls for ages! With all the statement jewellery out there they've been abandoned.

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  35. I use to wear almost daily my pearl earrings that I got from my mother, and match them ... to all :-)
    Like the third set with the buttom bell jeans!

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  36. Oh I LOVE pearls!! They make every outfit look so classy.
    I usually wear them with dresses or wear 2-3 coloured [fake] pearls with jeans. :)

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  37. i wear my pearls in all sorts of ways !
    from elegant to rocker style as well :)

    xoxo
    www.glistersandblisters.com

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  38. i don't wear pearls, but you just might have inspired me to try some out!

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  39. Great suggestions! I haven't worn pearls in so long, just because I don't really know how I'd style them!
    Have a great day!
    -Ellie

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  40. I adore that first outfit you put together! Those earrings are so sweet and the red ahh...such a powerful colors. You assemble outfits so well lady. cheers

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  41. i actually prefer to wear pearls casually!

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  42. I love that first outfit and I would totally wear it! What a fantastic post. Wish you a sunny Tuesday, darling
    Kisses

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  43. i love pearls... cnt wear gold for tooo long...(can hear grandmother gasping in the background :))

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  44. that was the 47th comment... thot i would make it 48... :)

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  45. Great collection, love the post.Qucik question, What kinda pearls can guys wear, without looking like they borrowed it from his mommy?

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  46. thanks for stopping by Tanvi . I wanted to let you know there is a special event happening in India from Vogue if you happen to be here . If you are interested , let me know and I will send you the info . Thanks !

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  47. I love to rock them with a tee and distressed boyfriend jeans. I'm all about fashion contradictions!

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  48. I love it!

    The other day (for like an hour. lol things happen when you have a baby.) I wore majorly ripped skinny jeans with a man's white V neck T and my chain of long pearls and beads.

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  49. I love it!

    The other day (for like an hour. lol things happen when you have a baby.) I wore majorly ripped skinny jeans with a man's white V neck T and my chain of long pearls and beads.

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  50. pearls can be worn in so many ways as you have shown!!!!! love the last look the best - edgy, fun adn young!

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  51. I would wear them like your last style board. That one is my favourite. Xxxx

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  52. Hey my beauty,i like your choices and the way u combine them with each outfit!When i wear white pearls i like to be let's say elegant,with some skirt or dress,really nice shoes,maybe even leopard ones to be bit edgier...what i prefer is to wear pearls in the other colors,for example black!:)
    kisses
    Jelena
    http://glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com/

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  53. Hey Tanvi,
    These are mind blowing combinations...
    The traditional pearls get such a contemporary and classic look that would never go wrong!
    Like you never do:-)

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  54. Great suggestions! I haven't worn my pearls since my wedding, it's such a shame!

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  55. I adore Pearls, but I prefer to wear antique pearls - rather than the modern pearls. I'm so in love with the unusual colour of the antique pearls. XX

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  56. I just recently started experimenting with wearing pearls more casually. These are great tips! My favorite is the rockstar look. I love it!

    http://foodfashionandflow.blogspot.com/

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  57. OMG, pearls! My favorite!! I bought fake pearls for my first job interview and wore them with a skirt suit. Then my mom gave me a great string of pearls when I finished the Ph.D. (always get them properly strung with knots between each pearl) and I wear those with dressier outfits. I have purple pearls on a black leather string that are rather edgy and go with jeans, etc. I have 2 sets of pink pearls that I twist together to make a dramatic chunky look. A string of black pearls adds a great touch to any outfit. I also have a cascading pearl necklace for a dramatic evening look. Finally, I have delicate rice pearls that can be worn casually or with work clothes--Whew! I did not even know I had so many pearls!
    Meetu D

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  58. tanvi, i love the combination of the pearls and the outfits:)

    I look forward to reading more of your stuff.

    -Sarah Villaflor :)

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  59. Interesting mixes.

    One way I love wearing pearls is mixing it with coral The white against orange just gives a happy feel to it!

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  60. I usually don't wear pearls but if i were to wear them I would refer to this post :)

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  61. Great ideas! Pearls definitely don't have to be boring and ladylike. I have a long rope of faux pearls that I either tie in a knot or rope around twice sometimes with a brooch :)

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