Today’s mom needs to be everywhere and do everything. They’re caretakers for the kids. They are chefs when preparing family meals. Doctors when the family comes down with the flu. Entrepreneurs when they’re working on their side hustle. But most importantly, they’re the glue that holds the family together.
Somewhere in between all of that, they’re supposed to be looking after themselves, too. Sheesh, even a nap would be a delight! Unfortunately, it’s all too often that mom’s ability and desire to look after her own needs falls by the wayside. And one of the first items on the chopping block? Mom’s wardrobe. I mean, what busy mom really has time to be a true fashionista? Most of the time it’s function over aesthetics when it comes to clothes and personal style anyway.
But there’s good news. One of the world’s most versatile gemstones emerged as a fashion frontrunner, and it’s taking over 2018 in a big way. And thankfully, you probably already own some. We’re talking, of course, about pearls.
With relatively little planning (and budget), pearls can be a mom’s best friend when it comes to creating fresh looks that insert personality, fun, and flair into the everyday fold. Here’s how you can work pearls into your daily mix.
Unleash Your Inner Rockstar
We know what you’re thinking: Rockstar? Are you kidding me? Can you really unleash your rockstar when you’re covered head to toe in glue, glitter, and popsicle sticks?
Well, we hear you. But hey, it’s worth a shot.
When most people think pearls, they probably think of classic white strands adorning the necks and wrists of more “traditional” women. Think again. Enter black pearls, a type that typically comes from the South Pacific (think French Polynesia) that still aren’t too well known in the U.S. Black pearl studs go extremely well with denim or leather, so you can throw on a pair of boots and you’re ready for errands, brunch, business meetings, parent-teacher conferences…you name it.
Not sure where to find a pair? Laguna Pearl offers a solid selection of pearl earrings, plus they are one of the Internet’s biggest and most trusted retailers.
The more, the merrier. Why wear one necklace when you can wear three?
Layering necklaces of varying length can bring a fresh take to your look – but it can be tricky. Here are some tips on how to do so correctly.
Say Yes to the Access…ories
We’re speaking about more than just jewelry. The truth is, pearls have become so popular that designers have started working them into dresses, headbands, shoes, handbags and more. Love her or hate her, Ivanka Trump recently wore a really nice, pearl-adorned headband that we can get on board with.
Vogue famously declared decades ago that “Pearls go on and on . . . on everything.”. So don’t be afraid to test out new products that work this year’s most popular gemstone into the equation.
Rings and bracelets are sometimes better in bulk. Never stacked your rings? Here’s some inspiration from Cosmo. Oh, and don’t shy away from mixing different types of metals. That old advice of never mixing silver with gold is antiquated, so scrap that from your list of fashion rules!