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
Take it easy and keep your bangle stacks low. You might find that as you experiment with new styles, you'll discover a favorite stacking method or two! If you go overboard with a lot of bangle bracelets, they'll just weigh your arm down.
2) DON'T OVER DO IT
The more jewellery, the better? Not quite. When you are first starting out in bracelet layering, it's tempting to try on every bracelet in the store. But if your stack is too high and bulky looking then it will only make your wrist look smaller. And that defeats the whole purpose of wearing them! When wearing multiple bracelets, you want people to notice how long and slim your wrists are.
When layering stackable bracelets, keep it no more than 3-4 thicknesses high - anything higher starts to look cluttered and messy. It's best to choose 2-3 colors/materials for your stack (ex: gold and silver) instead of trying to mix everything together. Stacking tones is totally fine too!
3) CAN YOU WEAR BRACELETS ON BOTH WRISTS?
4) 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. 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 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.
5) 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.
6) MIX GOLD & SILVER
Bracelet styling is a great way to show off your personal style and add layers of interest. Whether you’re going for an earthy look or a more polished vibe, stack bracelets in different metals to mix it up! Try mixing copper with blackened silver or gold bangle bracelets mixed with rose gold.
7) CHOOSE A COLOR SCHEME
One 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.
8) USE AN ACCENT COLOR
Another trick 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 bangles as a base then add two unexpected friendship bracelets in bright pink or vibrant blue as accent colors.
9) MIX TEXTURES
Mix up textures like suede, leathers or any other fabric bracelets with your stack. They add interest to your look and won't weigh down your wrist party!
10) 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.
11) 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.
12) STACK BY WEIGHT
The key is to layer bracelets in the order of their weight (heaviest on bottom).
13) MAKE IT YOUR OWN
Stacked bracelets are a great way to show off your personality and tell a little story about who you are. If you love girly, pick pieces with glitter or floral patterns. If you like quirky, layer some funky styles together. For a sophisticated look, try mixing metal hues or go for a 3-piece stack with similar materials.
14) THE CHARMED LIFE
Jewelry isn't always about how much is there. Using charm bracelets can give you just the right amount of sparkle. The best part about stacking with charm bracelets is that you don't have to plan out your stack ahead of time – simply throw on a few charms that feel good for the day and build around it!
15) GET EDGY
Stacking bracelets is a great way to add some interest and edge to your arm party, especially if you opt for mismatched styles. Experiment with textures and mix materials like beads, bangles, cuffs, chains and leather straps.
16) 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!
17) CONSIDER THE OUTFIT
If you're wearing multiple stacks of bracelets, consider keeping everything else rather minimalistic so that eyes are drawn to your arm party instead of other areas. A few pieces of jewelry will do the trick (necklace, watch) while still staying put-together looking overall!
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.