Essence.com
Dec, 16, 2009

Save the drama for Michelle Obama. This classy soon-to-be First Lady loves to mix elegant jewels, such as pearls and crystals, with edgy, 21st century glam. So, rather than single yourself out, go for double the layer of jewels, a signature accent sported by Mrs. O. herself. From double and triple stranded pearls to tiered earrings, maximize your sophisticated side with classic decadence.

Here are a few pieces to give you the Michelle O. glow.

 

 

 

Add a modern twist to your bling with this Dabby Reid Ltd. Three Strand Pearl Necklace, $98, at nordstrom.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oversized chunky faux-pearl necklace, $39, at bananarepublic.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sterling Silver Coin-Shaped Freshwater Pearl Drop Earrings, $17.49, at kohls.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dainty pieces such as this Liz Claiborne Crystal Swirl Pin, $20, at dillards.com, keep your ensemble young and playful.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Politically correct pearls aren't the only way to go. Michelle can often be seen in duds like these Ak Anne Klein Triple-Hoop Chandelier Earrings, $26, at dillards.com.

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