THE ART OF STACKING BRACELETS
TAKE IT SHOW
Before you dive right into this bracelet trend, keep a couple of things in mind. First, start slow when you begin to layer bracelets and make sure the style is cohesive. If it's not, take a step back and start over. A quick hodge-podge of bracelet styles is not the way to go here.
CONSIDER THE BRACELET ORDER
Styling bracelets involve more than simply sliding on bracelet styles that look good together or piecing together a mismatched bunch.
CHOOSE A BRACELET STYLE
Before you start rummaging through your jewelry box, think about what kind of style you're going for. Do you want to go boho? Classic? Glam? There are so many different styles of bracelets that it's easy to find something to suit whatever mood you're in.
CHOOSE A COLOR SCHEME
One bracelet stacking technique is to wear multiple bracelets within the same color family. Even if your stackable bracelets are different styles, the similarity of their colors will visually connect them. For example, you could wear beaded bracelets in all shades of reds and oranges or blues and greens for the ultimate colorful arm party.
MIX METALS FOR A UNIQUE ARM PARTY
One way to dress up a stack of bracelets is to mix metals. For example, you can mix gold bracelets with silver or rose gold with yellow gold bracelets. This mixed metal bracelet styling gives your stack a more exciting look and makes it stand out from the crowd.
MIX BRACELET TEXTURES TO UP YOUR BRACELET GAME
Another way to add interest to your stack is by mixing different bracelet textures. For example, try pairing a smooth metal bracelet with a hammered finish. Mixing different bracelet textures will create visual contrast and keep your look from being too monotonous. Or, try pairing a fabric bracelet with a beaded one. This will add some dimension to your stack.
USE AN ACCENT COLOR
Try wearing multiple bracelets that share a unifying neutral tone, then wear one contrasting bracelet in a bold and trendy color as the accent piece. Styling bracelets this way will create a dynamic and eye-catching look while still elegant and refined.
DISTRIBUTE BRACELETS EVENLY
Don't worry if your bracelet stacks are uneven! Just keep your bracelets and bangles as even as possible so that your look's balanced and doesn't seem messy.
ODD NUMBERS ARE BEST
There is no magic number as far as the number of bracelets you should include in your stack. 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.
STACK BY BRACELET WEIGHT
The key is to layer bracelets in the order of their weight (heaviest on the bottom). This way, your arm won't feel weighed down, and you'll be able to enjoy your stack all day long! Plus, it just looks nicer when the weight isn't lopsided.
STACK BY BRACELET SIZE
Proportion is everything. Avoid overshadowing small pieces by not pairing them with extra-large bangles or cuffs. It might be fashionable to mix and match, but it can also look over-done. For the most flattering look, always remember size matters!
STACK BY BRACELET SHAPE
CONSIDER THE OUTFIT
When choosing how to stack bracelets, it's best to start by considering which bracelet styles are right for your ensemble. For example, 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. Instead, opt for a more delicate bracelet stack that you can wear every day.
ADD A WATCH TO YOUR WRIST PARTY
If you're still feeling overwhelmed with wrist bling, try adding a watch to your ensemble. This is an excellent tip if you like stacking bracelets but struggle to get the look right. Wearing a watch will give you that classy edge without weighing down your wrists or overwhelming your outfit.
STACK ON BOTH HANDS
If you want to go all out, why not do it by layering bracelets on both hands? It's a bold look, so only try it if you feel confident in your ability to pull it off.
GIVE YOUR WRISTS A BREAK
Sometimes it's best to leave a few chunky cuffs at home instead of stacking everything you own on at once. Too many bracelets can weigh down your wrists and cause discomfort. If you're constantly adjusting them or taking them off, it might be time to give your wrists a break. Try wearing fewer bracelets or switching to a dainty bracelet stack.
DOCUMENT YOUR BRACELET STACKING
Find a bracelet stacking arrangement you would like to reuse, and instead of reinventing the wheel every time you stack, document it. For example, if you like a look, snap a photo of the bracelets on your wrist to remember the bracelet sequence. Then, refer to the pictures whenever you need a quick bracelet stack to complement your OOTD.