On Trend: (Not So Basic) Pearls

One of this fall’s biggest trends is a throw-back to a classic: pearls. When I think of pearls, images of Barbara Bush with her chunky choker come to mind, or the country club look of the 80s with a single strand and a cardigan, or Chanel, of course, with layers and layers of stacked necklaces.  These looks will always remain fashionable. But fashion wouldn’t be fashion if the designers didn’t hit the refresh button and add a new twist.

Not So Basic Shoes

The most unusual trend this time is the addition of pearls to shoes. That is right, these gems from the sea are no longer limited to jewelry; they adorn the heel of Stuart Weitzman’s Shoe Hive favorite, a style called the “nearly nude,” and they even dress up a basic white sneaker. One of my favorite picks, a pointy toed flat, hasn’t hit our shelves yet but we be here this fall in a beautiful chocolate brown.

Not So Basic Jewelry 

Pearls are everywhere in jewelry. Two designers that have added an edge to tradition are The Hive’s newest additions, Lele Sadaoughi and Daughter. 

Not So Basic Clothing

We just returned from a buying trip in New York City. I could have not been more pleased that to see this pearl trend continue on to resort holiday. This season, the pearl trend even seems to get bigger with its addition to clothing! That is right, pearls on everything and we could not pass up this chance to bring it to The Hive. So in June we will get denim with pearls, that is right DENIM. The shirt with the cult following, the muscle tee by Current Elliot, has been jazzed up with pearls, and this holiday season look for a sweater from Rag & Bone that we just couldn’t live without.


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