One of the hottest jewelry trends at the moment is multiple stacked bracelets. Stacking and layering is totally in at the moment, for bracelets, rings and necklaces. The thought of wearing multiple bracelets and rings might be a little overwhelming at first, but when do you it right it can be a fantastic fashion statement.
If you are looking to wear multiple bracelets, here are some tips to keep in mind:
Choose One Bracelet to Be a Statement Piece
When you are wearing many bracelets on your wrist, the key is to choose one statement piece that can be the visual focus. For example, it could be a great watch or a bold wrist cuff, balanced out with a lot of other thinner bracelets. The statement piece will be the main focus of the look and the other bracelets can be chosen to complement it. If you are wearing multiple bracelets on both wrists you might only need a statement piece on one wrist, depending on how big and eye-catching it is.
Think About the Texture
Pairing different bracelets together is all about choosing textures that complement each other. For example, you could bring together highly polished metal, brushed platinum and white gold for a luxurious look that is timeless and elegant. Or, you could go for mostly natural textures such as wood and stone, or soft textures such as woven bracelets, leather and fabric. You don’t have to only pair bracelets together when they are the same texture, but they should be similar in texture so that they complement each other.
Consider Your Colour Scheme
It is important to choose a colour scheme when you are wearing multiple pieces of jewellery together, so that they have some sort of visual unity. For example, you could go with a blue and green colour scheme which is relaxing and calm, or an exciting yellow and red colour scheme. Or, you could choose to wear bracelets that reflect the full spectrum of the rainbow. Either way, the colour scheme is important and if your bracelet colours clash it can ruin the look.
When you choose a colour scheme where all of the bracelets are in the same colour family, this will create a more reserved feel. For example, several thin bangles in shades of blue or purple might be perfect if you want to try the multiple bracelet look without making too much of a statement. There are many different types of stackable bracelets in a wide range of colours… so you can find what works for you.
You should wear a different number of bangles or bracelets on each wrist, as it will look more visually appealing than wearing the same amount of bracelets on each side. This especially works well when you are wearing bohemian jewellery such as leather, beads, stones and crystals, as it has a playful and free spirited feeling.
Asymmetry is always more attractive in fashion, art, architecture and design and this principle can be used in a lot of ways. You could also add more to this look by wearing one large earring as a statement piece or wearing clothing with asymmetrical style such as a one-shouldered top or a diagonally cut skirt.
Think About How the Bracelets Interact
Think about the shapes of the bracelets and how they will interact with each other. For example, if you are wearing a large cuff with a lot of thin woven-style bracelets or bangles it will not work well, because the small bracelets will be caught within the cuff. Or, if you are wearing too many loose dangling metal bracelets together they will clank against each other. A metal cuff would work well with several different types of fabric bracelets tied onto your wrist underneath it, or a wide bracelet with a few different thin metal-style bangles. It is fine to wear bracelets with different thicknesses, as they will balance each other out nicely.
Above all, the most important thing to remember is to have fun. Play around with different bracelets, experiment with your look and have fun. The fashion world does have rules, but those rules are meant to be broken and played with. So, try different combinations of bracelets until you find the one that suits you the best.