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Monday, March 12th 2012

How to Wear Layered Bracelets

Stacked to the elbow or wildly wrapped on the wrist, the layered bracelets trend popped a few seasons ago and has showed no signs of slowing down. Here, a few tips to mastering the art of the “arm party.”

To create a simple, cohesive look, stick to bracelets in the same color story. A burgundy La Mer watch pairs well with earthy metals, like a brass Bing Bang cuff and rose-gold Gorjana bangles. Bright colors, like the electric purple and blue in Rosena Sammie bangles, pop next to the bold mixed metals of an A.L.C. cuff.   

A delicate chain bracelet can easily get lost next to a chunky watch, so keep size and texture in mind. The crystals on Vanessa Mooney bangles enhance the resin details on a DANNIJO cuff, while an oversized, polished Charles Albert bracelet looks best next to an equally shiny, enameled Belle Noel bangle

The easiest styling method is to match the bracelets to the outfit. Thin bangles and a classic Michael Kors watch complement a feminine DVF wrap dress. An edgier look benefits from studded Noir bracelets and a tough leather Marc by Marc Jacobs cuff.

As with any trend, make this one your own. Experiment with different shapes and tones, and once you’re comfortable with your own accessory aesthetic, use it to bring your unique style to any look.

--Libby S.

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