Season Preview: 4 Ways to Wear Pearls with the Spring 2018 Collections

Soften Spring’s Power Suits with Ropes and Bangles

spring suits
Pastel Suits at Hellessy, N.Y. Photo @modaoperandi. Assael South Sea Pearl Opera Rope and Abacus Akoya Pearl Bracelet.

From New York to Paris, with stops in London and Milan, the Spring/Summer ‘18 Ready-to-Wear collections were all about suiting. Not the bold reds and Glenn Plaids that ruled the runways for fall, but a lighter, leaner look, sometimes with a narrower leg. Hellessy, Adam Lippes, and Marchesa kicked things off in NYC, with French designers Céline and Saint Laurent following suit. Try juxtaposing this girl-boss look with a long rope of luxurious South Sea Pearls, and one or two contemporary pearl-and-gold bangle bracelets.

Anchor the Transparency Trend with Pearls

spring transparent styles
Sheer Elegance at Valentino. Photo @valentino. Assael Akoya Cultured Pearl Choker and South Sea Pearl and Diamond Earrings.

To be totally transparent, spring’s see-through obsession is not for the faint of heart. At Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld had fun with it, turning mundane rain hats and boots into clear statements of whimsy. John Galliano, Burberry, and Valentino layered diaphanous fabrics to great effect, leaving just a little to the imagination. Balance spring’s sheer styles with Cultured Pearl drop earrings and chokers to keep the attention on your face, where it belongs.

Lavender Was Made for Tahitians                                                       

Lavendar is having a moment in Spring 2018 fashions.  Here, Obsessed by Pearls presents ideas of ways to wear pearls with what's trending
Lavender Separates at Victoria Beckham. Photo @victoriabeckham. Assael Classic Tahitian Cultured Pearl Necklace and Designer Angela Cummings Wave Earrings.

Lavender is having a moment, as witnessed at Victoria Beckham, Michael Kors, Versace and others. This ethereal springtime shade whispers romance and mystery, the perfect backdrop for Tahitian Pearls. Museum-worthy black Tahitians from Assael display mesmerizing undertones of aubergine, teal and peacock, adding glamour and gravitas to spring’s favorite color purple.

Designer Denim and Pearls: Who Could Ask for More?

denim for spring 2018 paired with contemporary pearls
Rihanna in Tom Ford SS18. Photo @tomford. Contemporary Bubble Multi-Pearl Rings by Sean Gilson for Assael.

Editors and influencers loved the darker denim-on-denim pieces at Tom Ford, Frame, and Brandon Maxwell. More sophisticated than the Texas Tuxedo of yesteryear, these designer denims work for day and night. Wear yours with the new Bubble Collection by Sean Gilson for Assael. “Like the bubbles in a glass of champagne,” these modern South Sea and Akoya pairings are destined to seduce a new generation of pearl lovers.