With this spring’s release of Baz Luhrmann’s The Great Gatsby, 1920s style has been popping up on several runways. From luxurious furs to drop waist dresses, Gatsby’s American Dream, Daisy Buchanan, seems to be inspiring Fashionistas all around the world.
While Daisy’s flapper style is iconic, it can be tough to translate her look without appearing to be on your way to a themed party. This Fashionista chose a few small pieces to capture the essence of the Roaring ’20s while still looking classroom appropriate. Her long, tied strand of pearls is reminiscent of beauties like Daisy, but paired with her modern toggle coat and printed dress, they look fresh rather than forced. She also chose an intricate vintage-inspired cocktail ring, again capturing the 1920s penchant for pearls.
This season, pearls have appeared in many shows, from the classic strands at Y’s Yves Saint Laurent to the edgy accents at Valentino and Alexander McQueen. The versatility in their hues and styles make pearls a trend that keeps coming back. With the innovative ways that pearls are being incorporated into accessories, they are no longer just a staple of grandmothers and sorority sisters.
Take a jumper from simple to sweet with a pearl peter pan collar or make a statement with a sophisticated and abstract pearl choker. If you feel the urge to break the bank, splurge on Tiffany & Co.’s Ziegfeld Collection Pearl Pendant.
Just because you’re not “a beautiful little fool” doesn’t mean you can’t dress like one.
Spotted: Pearls lining quirky word pendants and layered with chains were the statement accessories of choice at Lanvin’s fall 2013 ready-to-wear show.