Lindsey Sirera
Updated Aug 24, 2017 @ 3:43 pm
Pearl shoes
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No need to alert Gossip Girl, because we know who’s behind this pearl trend. From day one on the hit CW show, Blair Waldorf easily captured audiences’ hearts with her sharp-witted humor and her even sharper sense of style. From tiara-like headbands to Eleanor Waldorf originals, this girl knew her way around a dressing room. Which is why we’re happy to report that one of Blair’s dearest sartorial staples has segued over into footwear as one of the hottest trends du jour: pearls.

Okay, so maybe pearl-encrusted shoes were kicked off by the creative minds at high fashion houses like Miu Miu and Gucci. But obviously, Blair’s quintessentially chic style is behind the rapid-fire success of this trend. If we know one thing to be true about the Upper East Side queen, it’s that her sharp taste proved practically clairvoyant, which is why we’re still obsessing over her looks nearly five years since Gossip Girl ended.

Now, if you’re a fan of pearl-embellished shoes, yet not quite ready to give up your rent money to afford a pair, then worry not. There are plenty of gorgeous pearl-festooned kicks designed to fit any budget, which means anyone can partake in this sleek style movement.

1Merona Margo Pearl Slide Sandals, $25

2Steve Madden Cashmere Sandals, $80

3Cape Robbin Craft Embellished Sandal, $30

4Jeffrey Campbell Pixie Pearl Slide Sandal, $158

5Kensie Gareth Leather Studded Loafer, $60

6Alice + Olivia Sasha Pearls Slip On Sneakers, $274

7Jeffrey Campbell Parr Embellished Sandals, $150

8Sam Edleman Taft Embroidered Pearl Stud Booties, $170

9Schutz Jaine Imitation Pearl Embellished Mule, $180

10Topshop Hive Pearl Gladiator Sandal, $48

11Steve Madden Pearls Mules, $90

Credit: Steve Madden

No need to clutch your pearls at this trend.