Not Your Mother’s Pearls

plus size seater with pearls outfit

Location: Chicago, IL

When I began to see pearls poppin’ up on jeans, shoes, and tops, I was not too sure how I felt about it.  I thought it was kind of cute, but maybe a little too much for my taste.  I’m not really a fan of pearl jewelry.  Don’t get me wrong, they do have their place, but I don’t find myself reaching for pearl earrings or necklaces too much when putting an outfit together.  So it’s no surprise that I wasn’t too excited about the thought of sweaters with pearls, or pearls on any of my clothing.

When I see a fashion trend, I usually put it in one of four categories:

A. I love it!

B. Hmmm, that one may have to grow on me.

C. I don’t like it, but it looks good on her.

D. I hate it.


Like with many other trends, this one grew on me over time.  I thought, maybe I can pull if off if I were to choose items with a subtle amount of pearls.

When I saw this cardigan sweater with pearls from Lane Bryant, I said, “yes”, I can pull off the trend without overdoing it.  this sweater has slightly belled sleeves that are embellished with pearls.  I wore a white cami underneath, and topped it off with a simple silver lariat necklace.  To keep the outfit casual, I paired the sweater with my favorite pair of skinny jeans.  I also added another cool trend to the outfit- the white boot.


I am now moving the “pearl” trend from category C to category A, I love it!  


plus size sweater with pearls outfit

plus size sweater with pearls outfit

plus size sweater with pearls outfit

white booties wide width


What do you think of this trend?  Do you have any clothes or shoes with pearl embellishments?  If not, will you be picking up any?


Outfit Details:

Sweater with Pearls– Lane Bryant  | Jeans- Fashion Nova  | Cami- Lane Bryant  |  Booties- Forever 21 | Necklace- Similar


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  • Reply Angela Giles

    A great fashion to-do list for me to try out. Thank you for this awesomeness.

    March 8, 2018 at 12:10 pm
  • Reply Adriana

    Lovvvvvveeee the outfit! Very classic yet adds the right amount of trend!

    March 8, 2018 at 6:53 pm
    • Reply Kimberly Michelle

      Hi Adriana, yes I think just adding a touch of a trend can allow you to be “on trend” without compromising your style 🙂

      March 8, 2018 at 7:12 pm
  • Reply Corretta

    The pearl embellishment on that cardigan is absolutely adorable! Also crushing on those white booties!

    March 8, 2018 at 9:30 pm
  • Reply LaWann

    Awesome list! Thanks for sharing!

    March 8, 2018 at 11:54 pm
  • Reply joelyne

    I absolutely LOVE those pearl bell sleeves! <3

    Joelyne xoxo

    March 10, 2018 at 9:19 am
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