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Pearls are Everywhere

What's the deal with pearls?

You know how pearls just disappeared for a while there? Once relegated to the elderly women of the world and high class parties, pearls faded from the forefront of fashion. Fast forward to today and it seems that they've made a surprise resurgence in fashion. They cropped up on the runways and quickly made their way back onto the gleaming shelves of department store jewelry cabinets.

It's unclear why pearls faded from fashion, but it's even more perplexing why they came back. By far the most interesting thing to rise from its return is the lack of rules associated with them. Perhaps this is telling that the thing that killed pearl's popularity was the level of exclusion they carried with them. So, how in the world should you wear them now?

How to work your pearls

Pearls may have been relegated to a certain type in the past, but now with the myriad colors available it's relatively easy to find the right look for you. With the return of pearls to fashion, they can be found in both classic and modern styles. The classic pearl earring is a simple stud with a pearl attached. They're bold but calm and reserved. Meant to display status, they have a regal nature to them.

If you're looking to acquire a more modern design, pearl has been incorporated into many different earrings. Some are two-tone silver and gold with a pearl in between. Others are more decorative and feature unusual shapes. In some cases the pearl is used as an accent for the focal of the earring. These are good for almost every occasion, however do bear in mind that unusually casual earrings shouldn't make their way into your dress attire, and heavy consideration should be made for whether or not they're work appropriate.

Styling your pearl earrings

Styling your earrings can be a simple affair. If you're wanting to hit the classic look, pair pearl studs with a single string pearl necklace and you'll be fit for most professional settings and some dress events. If classic styles really aren't your thing though, you can find some very fascinating modern looks that can work with just about any style you enjoy. You can find pearl hoops with gemstone accents (and vice versa), even danglers if you're looking for something a little more decorative and expressive.

Overall when it comes to making your pearls work for you, you should wear them with confidence. The rules for pearls have been slackened significantly, so never feel discouraged from experimenting. They're beautiful and can do a lot to bring your outfit together. Be confident, follow trends, or even start your own. Half the battle with fashion is letting your outfit accentuate your personality. The little touches you add can be the "it factor" you need to shine.

Sometimes just earrings won't do it, so consider checking out Kohl's selection of pearl necklaces.

Other earrings

Earrings are some of the oldest jewelry staples in human history. Many times they go unnoticed, but it's the subtle things that often works in your favor. Earrings always serve to accent the face in one of two ways. Studs draw the gaze to the eyes. Hanging earrings draw the gaze downward to emphasize the jawline.

As with all things in fashion, certain styles and designs have their place for many different occasions. Choosing the right pair can be hard, but it's important to remember that it's never a "one size fits all" situation with earrings.

Sometimes you will need something other than a traditional stud or hoop. An event may call for something far more subtle than a simple dangler. Enter the huggie and the ear climber. These two earring types are great when you want to give a little pop, but can't risk having them be too loud.

Pearl Drop Earrings

Pearl Earring Sets

Pearl Stud Earrings