Trend to Try: Pearls or Pearlcore

Pinterest made a prediction that pearls or “pearlcore” would be a big style trend for 2022 and it’s coming true. Just browse even the most classic retailers and you will find pearl adorned and embellished clothing.

“Pearlcore” is a term being dubbed for the aesthetic of pearls found in anything from home decor to party gowns, wedding dresses, jewelry, nail art and most anything you can embellish with pearls. Basically a new generation has taken an interest in an old classic and is attempting to make pearls their own.

How to Rock the Pearlcore trend

Once a rare and pricey gem, the pearl became accessible for everyone with the addition of faux pearls and costume jewelry. If you want to participate in this trend, it’s as simple as grabbing your classic pearls real or faux, and wearing them again. Don some earrings or a necklace.

If you aren’t a pearl jewelry lover, there are many other ways to participate in the pearls or pearlcore trend.

Let’s take a look at three ways to get your pearls on.

Wear your pearls on your sweater or sweatshirt.

pearl embellished sleeves

This sweater by Blooming Jelly features pearl embellished sleeves. It’s super soft and comfy. I’m usually a little hesitant about pearl embellished clothing because the pearls are likely to come off, but I was impressed with the quality of this one.

I paired this bright royal blue with white jeans. It’s totally acceptable to wear white jeans in the winter, especially when paired with a cozy sweater and boots or ankle boots. I added a small dangle pearl cluster earring but I wouldn’t go with anymore pearls or too many accessories. A top like this is a statement all by itself.

pearl sweater with white jeans
winter outfit with pearl sweater

Shop pearl embellished tops:

Swap your purse handle for a pearl strap.

fuschia sweater with grey jeans winter outfit

Sweater- Gap Factory; jeans- Loft; boots- Amazon

Swapping your purse strap for a pearl chain is an easy and elegant way to dress up an outfit and play along with the pearlcore trend. This strap comes in a two piece set and I’m using the longer one here.

pearl chain strap; fresh new ways to wear pearls or pearlcore

pearl strap/ bag

A pearl headband elevates any basic outfit and is another easy way to adopt the trend.

pearl headband with black sweater
pearl headband

headband/ purse

A velvet headband studded with pearls makes a great winter accessory. Velvet is the perfect winter fabric. Women with both long and short hair can rock a headband.

black sweater and grey jeans with pearl headband; pearlcore

sweater- Loft; similar; jeans- Loft; boots- Nordstrom

Pearlcore is reinventing an old classic as a new trend. Will you be embracing pearls this winter, and in what way?

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