Wearing a plain white T-shirt that has pearl-covered sleeves is somewhat akin to Linus carrying a security blanket trimmed with silver fringe.
Each adds up to one part comfy and familiar plus one part new, fun, adventuresome. That's the recipe for clothes that are expected to be fashion's hot items for the hot months ahead: They're classics with a twist basics that we know and love that have been updated by way of color, pattern, texture or simply a surprise.
Take the T-shirt with pearls, for example. T-shirts be they Fruit of the Loom, Brooks Brothers undershirts or Donna Karan bodysuits have become the most ubiquitous of wearing apparel. And pearls fake or the real thing are the most classic of all types of jewelry. It's when you put the two together that you come up with a quirky yet easy-to-take fashion item.