It’s scary movie season, right? One of the first “frightening” movies I ever watched was Fiddler on the Roof. Deathly terrified of Fruma-Sarah’s comical ghost scene, I couldn’t get to sleep at night for weeks. Looking back on the experience, I realize how silly and childish I was being. What’s so scary about a crazy old pearl-hoarding lady ghost?
No matter the time period or cultural context, women all over the world (including yours truly!) are mad for pearls. What’s not to like about these glistening white spherical baubles? You may not see Chictopians threatening vengeance upon would-be brides, but, like Fruma-Sarah, they sure like to sport their pearls.
Don’t get the misconception that pearls are exclusively for the romantic at heart. Style Icon, joannaladrido, works this trend in an outfit that’s rock n’ roll. A ruffled skirt, acid-wash denim vest, pretty-punky Miu Miu swallow heels, and oversized frames (accessorized with strands of pearl necklaces, of course) make this an ensemble that’s fit for a modernized 80’s Cyndi Lauper.
Style Icon, turquoisepassion goes for a sexy-meets demure look. Her softly-textured brown blazer and muted accessories contrast with the high hemline and sleek fit of her polka-dot bondage minidress. Her thick ropes of knotted white pearls mirror the perky white print of the spotted dress, while adding additional sophistication to the outfit.
Crisp and classic, with a touch of nautical and retro inspiration, cityofbugs works one of the most popularly-emulated pearl-incorporating looks. Her bold striped dress and fresh white fedora are right in line with the recent trends, while her carry-all bag and dark tights make this an outfit that withstands the changes of time. What could be more appropriate than to finish off this outfit with an elegant strand of knotted pearls?