First there was seashell jewelry, often with mother-of-pearl. Then there were pearl hair clips—and of course, what was probably the most photographed headband of all time. These trends became inescapable when scrolling through the constant stream of street-style inspiration on Instagram, and now the pearl accessories trend has evolved into its next form, just in time for spring.
Whereas pearl jewelry might evoke super-polished, glammed-up images of Audrey Hepburn or Grace Kelly, the modern interpretation isn’t so prim and proper. There are more natural shapes, a variety of colors to choose from, and tons of interesting metalwork that adds a sculptural element to the accessories. Not to mention unconventional trendsetters like Harry Styles and Gigi Hadid reworking the classic gem in a street-smart way. And that’s not all—from Ashley Graham to Rodarte, celebrities, and fashion houses alike have given your grandma’s go-to accessory a stamp of approval, so now is the time to shop the retro trend.
If you’re looking to spruce up your spring wardrobe with a little something special, consider adding some pearl accessories. Here are some of our favorite takes on the trend for the season ahead.
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