|The sublime Princess Charlene of Monaco. Photo by Pascal Le Segretain.|
I have noticed that Princess Charlene of Monaco really seems to wear her pearl stud earrings almost exclusively these days, though she does change out to diamond studs every once in a while, or puts on pearl and diamond drop earrings. While on one hand I feel slightly disappointed that she doesn’t break out more of the fantastic jewelry I know she has (all that Van Cleef & Arpels, I weep), another part of me loves what she’s doing for the pearl stud!
She cut her hair last fall into a pixie and I think she is looking more sophisticated and elegant than ever, with her extreme locks, red lip, and stud earrings. Talk about simple glamour, but one that packs a punch! And the best part is anyone can try this look on for themselves, you don’t have to be rich or royal. Here are a few of Charlene’s more recent looks I have loved featuring pearl (or diamond) studs.
|Charlene and her family, August 2015.|
These photos are from last August when Albert and Charlene attended the annual “Pique Nique Monégasque,” with the babies Jacques and Gabriella in traditional Monégasque costume. I am crazy for Charlene’s embroidered sheer blouse and do not even get me started on little Princess Gabriella’s outfit. It is SO adorable, I especially love that striped skirt on her with the floral apron and black trim. And check out those big eyes and little toes!
|Charlene with the adorable Princess Gabriella.|
|A lovely plum look by Akris. Photo: Villard/SIPA/REXShutterstock.|
This look was from last November, featuring a bespoke dress by Akris. I love the unusual cloche hat with netting, and you can see from the photos that her hair is not visible at all since she had just cut it all off, but you sure can see those big diamonds!
|Love the netted cloche, as well as the mystery in this photo.|
|Nice big diamonds, her wedding ring set, a bracelet peeking out, and one cute baby (Gabriella).|
|Necklaces only but I love this look on her. Hooray for sheer black hose! Photo: AP.|
This ensemble did not feature earrings at all but I had to include it because I love the pairing of the necklaces (do note that one of them is pearl) and the chic ensemble with tobacco-colored pumps paired with all black, just to pick up the color of the detail at her waist. Wow! Also, I have to say, I love those sunglasses parked on her hair, they just add to her clean, modern look.
|Why yes, that IS a pearl necklace under the pendant! Photo: Pascal Le Segretain.|
She wears stud earrings again in the photo below, this time made of diamonds, and a terrific ensemble featuring pale neutrals. She looks so good in a cape!
|Another sensational neutral outfit on Charlene, January 2016. Photo AFP/Getty Images.|
|With Albert, January 2016. Photo: AP.|
This was another outfit on her that I went crazy for. I love that she wears gloves so often too, they add to her polished look, as do the big scarves and wraps she wears close to her face. I find the photo of her below to be sheer perfection!
|The pensive and beautiful Charlene. How glamorous is this? Photo: AP.|
Do let me know what you think of Charlene’s jewelry choices, as well as her new short hair and those red lips. I think she is looking better and more confident than ever!
Unless noted, all photos are by Getty Images.