So lets get to it. Pearls are a timeless staple. They go with everything, EVERYTHING. They are the perfect touch to any outfit. To me pearls are classy, simple and sophisticated. Although I'm into costume jewelry, I would suggest investing in a set of actual pearls, (freshwater, seawater)-just not plastic. Although pearls depending on their rarity can become pricey I think you can find a great strand of pearls for 30 - 50 dollars. In terms of the style and color, I think that's really up to you and your personality. The most timeless are white pearls with the choker style. With the choker style, the pearls fit very close to your neck.
For those who aren't sure how to rock a set of pearls, try a pair of dark denim jeans, with some gladiators (slippers) and a simple fitted white tee shirt.
Try that same look, with some pumps/ sandals (heels), and a form fitting blazer that cinches at your waist.
The Great thing about Pearls is that they are both causal and formal. Challenge yourself to a set of pearls, and create 3 different looks with that strand: an evening look, day look, and work appropriate look. Have fun with it!