Pearls–whether heirloom or costume–are always a classic, and here in the Philippines we have them in abundance (you can even buy them while lounging on the beach!). I’ve designed gowns embellished with pearls and most women wait for a formal occasion to bring out their strands to wear with a gown or LBD, but one of my long-time favorite combinations has been mixing denim with pearls. It’s the contrast of prim and proper ladylike jewelry against rough ‘n tumble utilitarian work-wear fabric that creates the interest. Try them piled on with your favorite boyfriend jeans, or maybe pin a pearl brooch to a denim work shirt, or how about a lace & pearl choker with a denim dress? 🙂 How do you like wearing pearls?