"Oh, great," you're probably thinking, "am I really supposed to dress like a 1960s housewife this fall?" Well, the TV show "Mad Men" is still having quite an impact (as is evident on the next page). But don't worry: This season's pearls are not your grandma's add-a-bead chokers.
There's definitely nothing stodgy about a multilayer pearl necklace twisted with chains and rhinestones or wrapped in silk ala Lanvin. Edgy but still classic, you can wear them to work and then out on the town -- truly the best of both worlds.
And the twist on this cultured classic doesn't stop there -- think color. Long strands of freshwater pearls in varying shades of blue, pink, gray, gold and cream can be worn layered around your neck or wrapped around a wrist.