Now Trending: The #1 Piece of Jewellery That Always Make You Look Rich

Pearls: They’re officially cool once more. And by that, we mean in the way they were originally intended—be it in your ears, around your wrist or artfully strewn across your chest. We’re pointing this out only because over recent seasons, Coco Chanel’s favourite jewellery has moonlighted on jeans, cuffs, handbags, sandal straps and even heels to provide a surprise twist of embellishment. This trend of juxtaposing pearls in the most unexpected of crevices has provided the catalyst to make this traditional style of jewellery suddenly hip. But tell someone you’ve invested in a pair of pearl earrings or a necklace, and the Sloane Ranger connotations still remain.

Now, see tips on how dress rich (even when payday feels so very far away).

This piece was published at an earlier time and has since been updated.

Opening Image: Elina Olofsson