It’s time to dust off your favorite strand of pearls because they’re back and in more creative ways than ever before. Gone are the days of a few long, elegant necklaces layered over a formal gown, a dainty pair of pearl studded earrings or perhaps one classic strand resting atop your collarbone paired with a simple cardigan or muted shell top. Pearls are the new rhinestones for Spring 2018 and they’re threaded over sneakers (at Miu Miu), thrown around your cowboy hat (at Elisabetta Franchi) and dangling from your septum (at Naeem Khan). Heck, they’re even hanging off punchy red drop car earrings (at Dolce & Gabbana). If you ever had any preconceived notions of the possibilities of pearls, it’s best you do away with them stat.
But who’s to say the pearl wasn’t this funky and versatile all along? It’s time to liberate yourself from one more outdated fashion norm and think outside the orb with this season’s return of the pearl.