It's official, ladies! We have a Madam Vice President. Earlier today, Kamala Harris was sworn in as the United States' first female vice president, and no matter the politics, this is a huge milestone in American history. While women in high offices are often scrutinized for their fashion choices, Harris has created quite the niche for herself; major moments of her career have been punctuated with her signature style of strings of pearls and Chuck Taylor sneakers.
As Inauguration Day approached, supporters of the newly-sworn-in vice president started Facebook Groups and Twitter trends encouraging women to don their own Chucks and pearls to celebrate Harris' accomplishment.
Jennifer Lopez was in on the plan, showing up for her performance in between the swearing-in of Harris and President Joe Biden wearing pearls absolutely everywhere: her earrings, bracelet, rings and even her jacket were blinged out in shiny pearls as she sang a rendition of "This Land Is My Land" and "America the Beautiful."
Even if you have zero interest in the politics of today's trend, having a good string of pearls in your jewelry box is a staple of any wardrobe, and there are so many other ways of incorporating the gemstone in your outfits if a strand feels too old-fashioned. Here are the best pearl pieces we've found!