THE ART OF STACKING BRACELETS
Laurel Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelet
Natalli Mini Pave Link Bracelet
Maelynn Micro Pave Bangle Bracelet
When stacking a plethora of bracelets, whether it is for an outfit, choosing a new bracelet to add to your collection, or getting creative with materials, there are a few key steps you should check out before you pile on.
1) Don’t Over-Do It.
Yes, rocking a chunky collection of bangles may seem like the ultimate fashion statement. However, you don’t have to wear slabs of metal in order to acquire that chic layered look.
Good taste should never burden you. Stack bracelets with an air of artfulness and effortlessness—but not so much that they weigh down the arm! A small stack of well thought through pieces looks polished and effortlessly chic.
2) When is Enough? Bracelets on Both Wrists?
Generally speaking, if you’re piling on a set of bangle bracelets, you should probably ease off on pouring loads of other jewelry on, especially rows of stacked or statement rings.
If you’re accessorizing bracelets on both wrists, consider wearing fewer bracelets on each arm than you would usually wear. Also, layered bracelet styles or bangles look best when balanced by subdued monochromatic outfits.
3) Consider the Order
Stacking bracelets involves more than simply sliding on a bunch of layered bracelet styles that look good together. The order of bracelet stacks has a huge impact on the look of the stack. Play around with your bracelets and bangles because deciding on the order requires a little bit of experimentation. One way to determine the stacking order is to lay out your bracelets on your dresser or table. Do the bracelets look good side by side? If not, move them around to try different arrangements.
A good rule of thumb is spacing out bracelet sizes and styles, particularly larger pieces. Placing two large bracelets next to each other often looks clunky and unbalanced. If you choose two thicker bracelets for your stack, place a few thinner bracelets between them to create greater balance and create interesting contrast.
Another factor is the type of bracelets you wear and the possibility that they will intertwine and thus get tangled. Two delicate chains next to one another may not work well. Separate bracelets that are quickly knotted to other items, so that your stack does not turn into one big mess.
When choosing the bracelet order, keep overall balance in mind. Think about how the colors, textures and metals work together and complement each other. In general, spreading out bold colors, rich textures and various sizes help keep that balance.
4) Add a Watch
Add function by pairing a few pave bracelets with a watch. If placed on the bottom of your stack, a timepiece can also serve as a great foundation. This way, if your wrist is too small, your watch will prevent loose bangles from falling off your wrist.
5) Break the Rules and Mix Metals
Somewhere at some point someone determined that there is an unwritten rule against mixing metallics. Don't mix gold and silver, no copper and bronze. White, yellow or rose gold—how do you choose? Don’t choose and break the rules!
When it comes to combining bracelets, you don’t want a matchy-matchy look. For a style that packs a visual punch, play around with clashing metal accents and or pieces with different-colored finishes.
Amélie Two Tone Bangle Bracelet
Amélie Rose Gold Cuff Bracelet
Amélie Yellow Gold Cuff Bracelet
6) Choose a Color Scheme
One technique is to wear bracelets that are all within the same color family. Even if the bracelets are different styles, the similarity of their colors will visually connect them. For starters, you could wear bracelets in all shades of reds and oranges, or blues and greens – or bracelets that all have rose quartz as the featured stone.
7) Use an Accent Color
Another trick to use when arranging your bracelet stacks is to wear bracelets with a unifying neutral tone, then wear one contrasting bracelet in a bold and trendy color as the accent piece. This will create a very dynamic and eye-catching look while still being elegant and refined. For example, you could wear a set of thick gold bangle bracelets then add one statement bracelet in a bright pink or vibrant blue as the accent color.
When you are choosing a main accent piece that will work as the focal point, the more eye-catching and unexpected it is – the better.
Brentwood Multi Gemstone Bangle Bracelet
Kensington Bangle Bracelet with Stones
Palisades Round Stone Bracelet
8) Odd Numbers are Better
As far as the amount of bracelets you should include in your stack, there is no magic number. In general, we suggest sticking to an odd number of bracelets. You could even divide them up between 2 wrists.
9) Bracelet Etiquette
Add on charm bracelets are a no-no in the workplace as they are often distracting. Although, we are sure your bangles bracelet with charms looks fab with your chic office attire. You also don’t want to make enemies at the office by sounding like a set of wind chimes every time you move your hands.
If you are wearing stacked bracelets at work, keep in mind how often you're working on a computer or what the bracelets might hit throughout the day. If this is an issue, consider toning down your bangle game with pieces that won’t be as distracting such as leather, fabric or thin wire bangles. In addition, if you are right-handed then opt for bracelet stacks on your left hand only.
In conclusion, stacking bracelets is a fun and easy way to add a little spice to your wardrobe. They come in different shapes, colors and textures that can help you amp up an outfit in mere moments. Whether, you choose a daring bracelet like a chunky cuff bracelet or opt for a dainty style like a delicate evil eye bracelet, the layering possibilities are endless.
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