Strands of Southern Style: 5 Fabulous Ways to Wear Pearls

Pretty girls in pearls are what make the south so classy and elegant.

They say diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But not in the south. Classy southern girls are all about the pearls.

The timeless piece of jewelry has been a southern style staple for decades. And because they are not quite as formal as other gems, you can wear pearls with lots of different outfits- both casual and dressy.

Since spring is here and summer is soon to follow, take a look at five fabulous spring/summer looks of girls wearing pearls.

Let these looks inspire you to create a pearly southern look of your own!

Sundress + Pearls

Classy Girls Wear Pearls

Just as most southern women have at least one strand of pearls in their jewelry box, most also have a southern sundress hanging in their closet. The combination of the two creates a classic southern look.

This sundress incorporates elements of spring with the bright colors and floral print. Throw on a pair of cowgirl boots to make the look more western.

Plaid + Pearls

Still Being Molly

What’s great about this look is that is incorporates several southern style elements. The plaid shirt, the boots and the pearls are all traditional southern fashion pieces.

Throw the lace skirt into the mix and you’ve got a feminine twist on a country classic look.

This isn’t technically a spring/summer look, but if you remove the leggings from under the skirt, the outfit becomes a seasonal homerun.

Pink + Pearls

Just Dandy

Pretty in pink is reflected in this look. The shimmer of the pearls looks so pretty over the bright contrasting pink. And the pink and gold clutch adds even more elegance.

While you could throw on a pair of cowgirl boots with this dress, a sassy pair of gold heels would work for a dressier occasion.

Gingham + Pearls

Workday Weekend

Southern summers make me think of picnics. And gingham print does too. This blue and white gingham top is perfect to wear to a summer BBQ.

Add a dash of class with the pearls, and rock a seasonal skirt and some ankle boots to complete the look.

Derby Dress + Pearls

McKenna Bleu

Even though the Kentucky Derby is over, a derby-esque look can still be worn. And of course, you can show up to the Derby next year in a similar outfit.

The royal blue scalloped dress in this look creates a nice contrast with the shimmery pearls. The floppy Derby hat is, of course, a must-have to complete a Derby look.

Which spring/summer pieces would you pair with pearls? Which of these looks is your favorite?


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Strands of Southern Style: 5 Fabulous Ways to Wear Pearls