If you choose to wear a bracelet, it gives to the whole outfit a different interpretation. What are the major trends when it comes to bracelets? How to choose the right bracelet to wear with your outfit? How to combine bracelets together? Below you’ll find a list of 5 tips on how to accessorize with bracelets.
Mix and Match
Donning a couple bracelets of different colours, patterns, and sizes is a good way to add visual interest to an outfit. When it comes to picking out bracelets to stack, trust your own judgment, find bracelets that compliment but don’t match each other perfectly. Don’t be afraid to mix and match bracelet widths, colours, and patterns. However, try to stay in a common colour family and temperature for best results. Cooler tones like silver and pale pastels look best with like colours, while gold looks great with red and deep jewel tones.
Less is More
Remember, as with all other accessories, moderation is important. Too many bangles take away from each piece's unique design and charm. Put on the ones you like, and then take one or two off before you leave the house. If you like wearing a lot of other jewellery items, then consider keeping the bangles even more minimal to avoid overpowering the rest of your outfit.
If there is no statement piece to work around and all of your jewellery pieces are equal standouts, try to mix them by thickness and size. Layer your bracelets by varying types. Layer the bracelets and keep the smallest one in the middle.
Bangles come in many different widths. Some bangles are smaller than others and can become lost if layered with larger bracelets. Of course, some bangles are so large that they should only be worn on their own. Before putting on bangle bracelets, take a moment to size them up. To speed up your dressing process, consider grouping your bangles in sets according to width.
As with all fashion choices, careful consideration should be given to the setting and time of day when selecting bangle bracelets. A board meeting isn't an appropriate venue for a bunch of clanking aluminium bangles; similarly, a family barbecue isn't the right place for diamond-studded jewellery. Bangles are offered in a wide range of styles to suit practically any event, so select them carefully and group them accordingly.
If you’re ever wearing a cute little black dress and are overwhelmed with the possibilities of how to accessorize, a simple gold or silver bracelet is a classic and timeless way to do the trick. If you want to get interesting, this is the perfect occasion to do so. A black cheap dress accessorized with a gold chain bracelet and the same-hued hoop earrings is set to be a stunner.
When it comes to stacked bracelets, you don’t want to play it too safe. In fact, the most striking looks blend materials and colours to great effect. So, feel free to wear yellow and white gold together. Throw a thick leather cuff up against some chains – a bulky bracelet usually makes a great foundation for building on anyway.
Mix beaded bracelets with solid bangles. You can even mix precious jewellery with chunky costume jewellery or vintage Bakelite and enamelled pieces
A good rule of thumb to follow is that if the bracelet looks to big on your wrist, it isn’t going to be a good buy regardless of how stunning it looks. You don’t want to spend the time wearing it constantly wondering if it’s still there, and after it falls off (which it will) where you dropped it. Do yourself a favour, and find a beautiful bracelet that fits, and feels comfortable.