You asked: How do I stack bangles?

Above: A gorgeous bracelet stack by Lady Writes

I am very fond of wearing bracelets — it’s one of my favorite ways to accessorize — and I have to admit that OD-ing on charms, bangles and cuffs is so much more fun than donning a simple piece on one arm. If layering appeals to you too, don’t shy away from trying out various looks. After all, this season is all about the “arm party” (to quote a certain stylish fashion blogger) — wearing your favorite bracelets… all at once.

Stacked bangles

Above credit: Btiff

Certainly, it’s not as easy to show off the trend du jour when you’re not sure where to begin. Stacking bracelets can be intimidating, but with a few tips, you’ll be an expert at piling it on!

First option – beginner-friendly: choose a colour tone and stick to that, selecting bracelets and cuffs in hues belonging to the same color family. Unless you own two-tone pieces of jewellery, it’s best to select bracelets either from the silver or from the gold color family. Remember, it’s all about trial and error. If you try a certain mix of bangles and you don’t like how it turns out, you can always add, replace or remove certain bangles until the end result is satisfactory.


Above credit: Ellie Goulding in Cosmo

Second option – have personal style, will join the party: silver or gold? How about both? Stack bangles of various bracelets sizes, textures, designs and metals, but make sure you do that on only ONE arm. Wear a ring on the opposite hand to create some balance, but resist the urge to stack up bangles on both of your wrists. Also, be bold and don’t be afraid to assort high-end jewellery with cheaper bangles or oversized cuffs to thinner bangles. It not only works, but looks awesome and effortless at the same time!

Stacking bracelets


Third option – you got this: experiment with complementary colours. Pick shades from the same colour family or create bold combinations displaying contrasting hues. If you want to pile both colourful and metal bracelets, you can always intermingle silver/gold bangles with bright pieces. Silver and turquoise or lilac, gold and coral or pink make for great mixes. And if you have two-tone metal jewellery, you can also mix-and-match (read: play) as well. For example, if you have a larger silver-and-gold bracelet, you can complete your accessorizing with both silver and gold bangles. This is especially unique when layering metals with fabrics.

Ready? Now, accessorize!

How are you layering or stacking your bracelets?

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