Denim will never go out of style. Different silhouettes rotate in and out of preference, but denim is enduringly ageless – like pearl jewellery!
If you’re looking for styling tips on how to pair your pearls and jeans, we’ve put together our top eight ideas. From weekend brunches with friends through to smart-casual evening looks, knowing how to wear pearls with jeans has never been easier.
How to wear pearls with jeans
Wear pearls with jeans to go dancing with friends, attend a workplace event or even just run errands by following our advice.
1. Distressed jeans and pearls for dancing
If you’re looking for a way to reinvent your ripped jeans, we’ve got the tip for you. Hit up the dancefloor of your nearest bar by wearing a sequined top and ripped jeans with pearls for a look that’s Vogue approved.
Alternatively, revive a late 90s trend by pairing a square-necked bustier top with your distressed jeans, kitten heels and a pearl choker necklace. Our copper freshwater pearl and leather choker would add a glamourous edge to the look. Wear it solo or with matching copper pearl studs to double down.
2. Keep it simple with skinny jeans
Don’t panic – the rumours that skinny jeans are out of style aren’t true. For chilled weekends spent mooching around the house, combine laidback pearls and jeans with a second-skin merino or jersey top for a sultry yet comfortable look.
White pearl earrings are an easy-breezy addition to your look. Wear our white biwa pearl ‘classic’ studs for an understated look, or choose a white pearl hoop or cuff earring for something a little more distinctive. We’ve even got white freshwater pearl clip-on earrings for those without lobe piercings.
3. Take on Y2K with pearls and cargo jeans
The current trend for Y2K style doesn’t have to be reserved for Gen Z. From cargo jeans to carpenter jeans, these practical styles offer plenty of opportunities to pair pearls with jeans to create an up-to-the-minute look.
Mix and match colour options by wearing a pink pearl bracelet like our pink biwa single strand design with our grey seed and freshwater pearl design. Alternatively, go abstract by embracing tactility and texture. Both our grey and pink baroque freshwater pearl bracelet and dark multi-coloured pearl and semi-precious stone bracelet would work well.
4. Wear black jeans with pearls for work
Black jeans are appropriate for a business casual outfit. Wear your black jeans with a blazer and pumps for a suitable workplace look – and don’t forget your office pearls!
Keep it understated with a pearl ring like this grey freshwater pearl and silver ring and matching grey freshwater pearl earrings. Emulate a classic aesthetic with a single strand pearl necklace or white pearl pendant. Or channel your inner warrior by wearing a leather pearl necklace like our black Tahitian pearl and amber design.
5. Embrace baroque pearls
Baroque pearl jewellery will continue having its moment in the spotlight well into this autumn and beyond. Wear your baroque pearls with jeans in whatever way most suits your aesthetic.
Pair our white baroque freshwater pearl chain necklace with matching long drop earrings and straight-leg jeans for an elegant evening look. Turn heads by wearing double indigo denim with a swept-back bun – all tied together with our biwa pearl and diamond abstract pin.
6. Take on the day with an oversized tee, jeans & a pearl pendant
Everyone has errands to run sometimes. Elevate your weekend chores by wearing pearls with casual jeans, an oversized shirt and a chic pearl pendant.
A long pearl pendant necklace like our grey freshwater pearl and gold necklace or black Tahitian pearl, diamond and gold ‘hug’ design will add excitement to a day-to-day outfit. Or bring the colours of Mexican coral reefs to your look with our white South Sea pearl and tourmaline ‘happy’ necklace. Pair with matching earrings or a coordinating bracelet as a counterbalance to everyday monotony.
7. Keep it classic with wide-leg jeans and a pearl necklace
Whether it’s in the form of loose-fit, balloon, barrel or baggy jeans, wide-leg jean designs are having a moment. Pair yours with a white t-shirt, smart fashion trainers, and a cute belt for a look that’ll take you through your workday and into the evening.
Add an akoya pearl necklace like our white, gold and grey seed design to bring a lustrous glow to your skin. Then complete the look with matching white akoya pearl stud earrings. Or wear a pearl chain necklace like our black freshwater pearl simple rose gold design and matching black pearl stud earrings for an edgy yet feminine look.
8. Sweep the floor with a maxi denim skirt
Want a change from wearing jeans? Denim skirts are having such a moment in the spotlight that it’d be silly not to include them in our round-up of the best ways to wear pearls and jeans.
Pair your maxi denim skirt with knee-high boots and a slouchy woollen jumper that’s autumn-ready. Style your pearls to complement the season by choosing a copper pearl bracelet. Or you might prefer our fiery copper biwa pearl 3-strand necklace. This will enhance a cashmere crew neck, while copper pearl pendants sit well over turtlenecks.
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