Bracelet stacking has been around for centuries, but it's never lost its popularity. Stacked bracelets are a great way to show off your personality and add instant style to any outfit. Whether you're the type of person who likes their accessories dainty or bold - there are stacks that suit every preference!
Read on for some helpful tips on how to perfect your arm party...
1. TAKE IT SLOW
If you're looking to add a little more to your outfit, try stacking a few bracelets. Before you dive right in, keep a couple of things in mind. Start slow and make sure the style is cohesive. If it's not, take a step back and start over.
2. CONSIDER THE ORDER
Styling bracelets involves more than simply sliding on a bunch of layered bracelet styles that look good together. The order of stacked bracelets has a huge impact on the overall look. 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. Often, placing two large bracelets next to each other 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 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.
3. CHOOSE A COLOR SCHEME
One stacking technique is to wear multiple bracelets that are all within the same color family. Even if your stackable bracelets are different styles, the similarity of their colors will visually connect them. For starters, you could wear beaded bracelets in all shades of reds and oranges or blues and greens for the ultimate colorful arm party.
4. MIX METALS & TEXTURES
One way to dress up a stack of bracelets is to mix metals. Try pairing gold and silver, or try mixing high-polished and matte finishes for an interesting contrast. Mixing metal colors is a great way to explore color as well as texture without adding too many pieces at once.
5. USE AN ACCENT COLOR
Try wearing 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 bangles as a base then add two unexpected friendship bracelets in bright pink or vibrant blue as accent colors.
6. DISTRIBUTE EVENLY
Don't worry if your stacks aren't perfectly evenly distributed! Just keep your bracelets and bangles as even as possible so that your look's balanced and doesn't seem messy.
7. ODD NUMBERS ARE BEST
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. We love an asymmetrical design with a few bracelets on one arm and the remaining stack of bracelets on the other.
8. STACK BY WEIGHT
The key is to layer bracelets in the order of their weight (heaviest on bottom).
9. STACK BY SHAPE
You can also choose to stack bracelets by shape instead of size. Pick out a few different shapes and mix them together instead of matching them with each other. This will create an interesting effect as the contrast between each piece is amplified and creates a real "pop" when worn at the wrist!
10. CONSIDER THE OUTFIT
When choosing how to stack bracelets, it's best to start by considering what you plan on wearing it with. This will help you determine which bracelet styles are right for your ensemble. If you want to wear them mainly with casual or business-casual outfits, it might be best if the styling is fairly simple so that they don't clash with your outfit. The type of stacks you opt for should also depend on the color scheme of your outfit; if, for example, your outfit is primarily made of darker colors, lighter bracelets will complement it better.
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, the layering possibilities are endless.