We all know one is never enough
At Timeless & Trend, we want to share with you our favourite insider tips and tricks for nailing this season's latest trends and most importantly how-to wear major wardrobe must-haves!
For this month and coinciding with summer arriving on our doorstep (fingers crossed) we wanted to kick off our How-To series, with a step-by-step guide on, “How to create the perfect bracelet stack.” Inspired by the street style elite, this look will be perfect for those days you need to instantly elevate an outfit in seconds, or for those who want to add a little bit of fun to your wardrobe.
While this intricate styling detail may seem too tricky to try with the untrained eye. We’ll have you rocking your own bracelet stack, in three easy steps.
1. PICK A HERO AND GO SLOW
To create the perfect stack, you need to have at least one hero item and two to three add on options, to complement it. An option, by nature, is slightly smaller and less showy than the main talking piece. To find your hero item, start with a piece of fine jewellery you wear every day and add items that are smaller to go with it. For instance, the lovely Eva gold vermeil link bracelet with star charm is a fine hero piece and will, of course, pair beautifully amongst the Angelina textured gold bangle with freshwater pearl ends and the Cathy cream pearl stretch bracelet.
Once you start developing your arm stack and of course confidence in layering textures and styles, go from one to two hero pieces. From a numbers point of view, I would also suggest, no more than nine bracelets on an arm. You want to be practical when you first start your Arm Candy!
2. MIX IT UP
Don’t feel restrictive to stick to one style of bracelet. Fashion designer Dianne Von Furstenberg is no stranger to a bracelet stack and mixes her tennis bracelets with chunky cuffs and rope bracelets. This is the pure definition of a bracelet stack and of course, adds another level of style to a classic white shirt and jeans. I would also suggest, to mix weights and dimensions, this is where your individual taste and eye for fashion comes in. As there is something so lovely about a thin gold bangle, paired with an open cuff and diamond chain, someone else may find two gold cuffs, sit perfectly with a banish style watch and bangle. If you want to go all out and be a little bold and daring, why don’t you channel Leandra Medine? Fashion blogger and entrepreneur coined the famous, now, notorious phrase, Arm Candy back in 2011 with the daily Instagram shots of her namesake bracelet stack. She would mix and match, fabric friendship bracelets, with heirloom costume jewellery, with diamond tennis bracelets, daisy chains and eternity cuffs. Safe to say she had more than one hero piece!
3. CLASH METALS
For an elegant approach and a classic stack that will go with a simple black dress, slinky little cami or a printed dress that screams summer, you are surely going to want to mix your metals. YES, for something elegant, I want you to mix and match gold, silver rose gold and even oxidised metals. Nothing should be too matchy-matchy when creating the perfect arm stack. For something easy to adjust and style, pair gold with rose gold, while leaving silver and onyx as particular tones to work together.
To nail the trend and push yourself out of your comfort zone, incorporate a collective of textures. For a sophisticated approach using our elegant, Timeless & Trend pieces, blend the lovely Clemancy hammered sterling silver cuff, the Charlie silver grey woven leather bracelet with T Bar clasp as your defined hero pieces and on either side, layer with multiple Kate multi aquamarine stretch bracelets and a few of the Angel gold plated hammered bangles.
Have confidence when creating your perfect stack, as this trend is truly so wearable, you can create many different looks for an array of personal styles, from 70’s boho to modern-day starlet and something classic and chic.