Pearls of Summer: 10 Ways to Wear These Gems All Season Long

July 3, 2017 by Kiesha Joseph

Summer 2017 is here, in full swing, and fashion is once again the top priority for those hot days and nights. Skimpy clothes and sandals have taken over, giving way to bright and pastel colors. And, as we dive into this season’s fashion trends, we start with a look at this summer’s accessory trends… pearls of summer. https://thepearlsource.com/blog/summerfest-2017-what-wear

The Growing Summer Accessory Trend: Pearls of Summer

There’s nothing like matching that perfect pair of sunglasses with your new halter print dress. Or, pairing up that awesome handbag with the latest romper style. Either way, there’s one gem that’s sure to transform any simple summer accessory into a magnificent summer masterpiece fit for your royal closet: The Pearl

Rihanna is one hot mama in these multilayered strands of pearls.
Rihanna is one hot mama in these multilayered strands of pearls.

Pearls of summer are a growing trend in 2017. From pearl earrings to pearl necklaces, from pearl bracelets to pearl pendants, these little gems are one of the hottest trends in accessories this season. And, that’s just the beginning.

Thanks to young, hot celebrities like Rihanna and Taylor Swift, pearls are no longer thought of as “gems for older women.” These lustrous jewels are now trendy for women in their teens, 20s, and 30s these days. And, these beauties come in more than just jewelry too.

7 Ways to Accessorize with Pearls, Other Than Jewelry

Here are seven great ways to use pearls of summer to accessorize all season long, other than just pearl jewelry:

1. Pearls on Handbags

Pearl handbags are a fun way to make a cool statement with pearls during everyday use. Handbags completely covered in pearls are just right for fancy occasions. Put some loose pearls on your everyday purses, backpacks and laptop carriers, and show off your own unique fashion style this summer.

2. Pearls on Glasses

Bedazzle your glasses with pretty, little pearls. You can buy loose pearls, then use them to create your own pearl bedazzled glasses. Or, you can buy them from a pearl accessory store. Either way, your pearl glasses will bring out the true Hollywood Glamour Girl in you.

Check out this DIY project with just a few colorful gems for awesome pearl glasses.
Check out this DIY project with just a few colorful gems for awesome pearl glasses.

3. Pearls on Hair Accessories

Pearl hair accessories is a hot up and coming trend in 2017. And, they come in numerous different styles and colors. So, there’s something for every price range… from simple faux pearls to genuine cultured pearls.

4. Pearls on Pants

Turn the streets of summer into your fashion runway this season with pearl pants made your way. All Rihanna fans know, this star loves pearls. Her pearl embellished boyfriend jeans by Tu es mon TRÉSOR prove that these little gems can bring a glamorous look and feel to just about any piece of apparel. And, you can make them yourself.

RiRi wore the pearl pants and created a celebrity fashion trend.
RiRi wore the pearl pants and created a celebrity fashion trend.

5. Pearls on Shirts

There are so many things you can do with this specialty item. Embed the gems into the art within the textile. Or, add them to the graphics for a style that says “you.” From tees to tank tops, from bikini tops to fancy blouses, pearl shirts bring luster to your attire.

6. Pearls on Shoes

It’s summertime. The season for flip flops, sandals, slides, open flats, wedges and open-toe heels. We take pride in our summertime footwear because shoes are one of girls’ best friends. Pearl pumps, pearl flats, and pearl sandals give your summer look pizzazz and flare. There’s nothing like a shimmering, shiny pair of pearl shoes to set your fashion style apart from the rest. And, they’re really easy to make on your own.

7. Pearls on Headpieces

Extravagant headpieces aren’t just for brides. They’re inspiring, giving the wearer an air of royalty. Daisy Buchanan wore one in The Great Gatsby, and it was one of the most memorable pieces of headgear in modern history. The shine on this diamonds and pearls headpiece will blow you away.

This is the famous diamonds and pearls headpiece from the movie The Great Gatsby.
This is the famous diamonds and pearls headpiece from the movie The Great Gatsby.

8. Pearls on Belts

Whether it’s a thick leather belt or a dangling gold belt, pearl belts jazz up any pair of pants. The simplest skirt and pair of shorts is easily transformed into a stylish outfit with dazzle and glimmer. Mix the pearls with lots of white gold and/or yellow gold for a shimmering belt fit for summertime nightlife.

Making Your Own Pearl Accessories

Do you enjoy crafts and working with your hands? Do you have a creative eye and a passion for making beautiful things? Then, you would be great at making your own pearl accessories. With your favorite apparel, some loose pearls, and a glue gun, you can create an entire summer wardrobe fit for any fashion queen.

Pearls of Summer: DIY pearl glasses by Albert Hidalgo Photography
Pearls of Summer: DIY pearl glasses by Albert Hidalgo Photography

Did we leave out some pearl accessory ideas you’d like to share with us for this summer? Any other summer trends you plan to wear that you know our audience will love?

Tell us what pearl items you’re wearing in summer 2017 in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!

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Kiesha Joseph

Managing Content Editor at Content Marketing Geek Corporation
Kiesha Joseph is the Managing Editor for ThePearlSource.com, a leading online pearl jewelry website offering high-quality pearls at affordable prices. Kiesha is a Content Marketing Geek who enjoys educating her audience on a broad range of topics, including trends in marketing, SEO, jewelry, fashion, celebrity style and more.
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