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













Oversized chunky faux-pearl necklace, $39, at












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









Dainty pieces such as this Liz Claiborne Crystal Swirl Pin, $20, at, 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