What springs to mind when you think of winter? Cold, dark weather? On the other hand, people associate summer with colour, inspiration, love, and happiness. They wear vibrant clothes, beautiful bold jewellery that highlights their favourite features, and really channel that positive summery energy.
So, is there a way to show off your appearance and unique style with jewellery even in the colder days? Yes! With pearls!
Read more to find out more about pearl jewellery and winter fashion in 2021.
What are the fashion trends this winter?
According to Cosmopolitan, one of the hottest trends in winter 2021 is patchwork. Why not combine a colourful patchwork skirt with a pair of matching boots and a turtleneck cardigan? Fuzzy sweaters and oversized button knitted cardigans are “in” this year too, so wear a plain t-shirt that lets the cardigan do all the talking.
Another trend that began in 2020 and is still gathering steam in 2021 is brightly-coloured cosy faux-fur coats. Short or long, pink, purple or with a leopard print, it is your choice! Since faux leather is also gaining popularity in 2021, you can combine your faux-fur coat with a faux-leather skirt and a cardigan, or even with a fancy belted leather dress.
How do pearls fit into the winter fashion of 2021?
So now that you know the fashion trends for clothes, and you’re planning your winter wardrobe, you’re probably wondering how you can combine these outfits with pearls.
A patchwork skirt and a turtleneck cardigan would look beautiful with a simple Akoya pearl choker. On the other hand, if you pair up the patchwork skirt with a dark-coloured V-neck sweater, you can add a delicate strand of white pearls to the outfit. Both of these outfits will create the illusion of a slimmer neckline, despite the layers.
Compared to turtlenecks, fuzzy sweaters and oversized cardigans are less formal and create a casual appearance, perfect for a relaxed brunch or nice warm coffee date. Experiment with your winter style and try out different interesting jewellery combinations.
For example, a boat-neck sweater would look amazing with a multi-strand pearl necklace. Or if you need to go more formal but still stay cosy, a fluffy white cardigan with a pearl bracelet is sure to take you from day to night with ease.
Since fur coats and leather dresses will already make you stand out from the crowd, you might want to keep it low-key with the jewellery. In this case, wear a pair of pearl stud earrings as the finishing touch.
So that’s some 2021 winter fashion ideas, complete with pearl jewellery. But while some fashion trends come and go, some are here to stay.
Evergreen pearl jewellery winter fashion
No matter the year, some winter pearl fashion trends will never grow old. Classic pearls have been in fashion for decades, even centuries – and aren’t going to make a disappearance any time soon.
One of these evergreen trends is the wearing of multiple-strand pearl necklaces on formal occasions, especially if you pair them with classic outfits. If you want to attend a winter’s ball or a wedding, a floor-length dark-coloured gown or a short princess dress are usually a good choice.
The best way to stand out is to pair up your dress with multiple strands of pearls around your neck. This is one occasion where some brightly coloured pearls will go down a treat too. If you want something in addition, add a simple pearl bracelet – you don’t want to overshadow a gorgeous dress and a necklace which emphasises your elegant updo, after all!
Do you want to put forward a chic but professional image at the office this winter? Luckily, there are some office classics which will always be in fashion too. Add a formal white shirt and a warm blue sweater to your wardrobe, and pair them up with a triple pearl strand necklace. Three wardrobe staples that will serve you well for years to come.
On the warmer winter days, you can get rid of the sweater and flaunt your necklace over your collared shirt. If necklaces are a bit too bold for your workplace, a pair of drop pearl earrings to suit your complexion would finish off the same outfit just as beautifully.
A few winter fashion pearl tips
Remember, if necklaces aren’t your style, you don’t have to forego pearls. In fact, pearl bracelets can be your saviour at formal events. Single or double-strand pearl bracelets fit every outfit. They’re a perfect choice for a newbie who is just beginning their pearl fashion journey, or the woman who prefers a casual approach to her accessories.
Just remember: if you are wearing a large, visible pearl bracelet, keep everything else subtle. In this case, delicate earrings are a better addition to your outfit than a chunky necklace. Luxury pearl pieces make a statement all by themselves, so you don’t need to go over the top with your accessorising.
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We hope that our guide to wearing winter outfits with pearls has got you planning your winter outfit rotation already. If you want to find out more about pearl jewellery, read our previous blog posts. And of course, you can always shop Lullu’s range of pearl jewellery for more inspiration.