Monday, May 27, 2013

How To Build Beautiful Bracelet Stacks

I know I know, I’m pretty much the last person to show up to the “arm party.” These last few weeks, though, I’ve gotten into this trend in a big way. Bracelet stacking is a great way to flex your creative muscles to create interesting combinations of bracelets from your jewelry collection! This trend is big, bold, and requires creativity so it can be a little intimidating to dive into. If you’re like me and are just getting into this perfect for summer trend, I’ve put together some tips to help you get started putting together your own arm stack!

The best way to start building an arm stack is with an anchor piece. Your anchor piece will the the largest piece of jewelry on your wrist and will the the focal point around which you build your stack. I've been working most of my stacks around my new boyfriend-sized watch, but cuffs or any larger piece will work just as well.

Instead of using one piece of jewelry to anchor your look, another great idea is to put together two complementing mid-sized bracelets to use as a focal point.

Now, the real secret ingredient to arm stacks? It's all about the bangles! The bangles are what really brings the party to an arm stack. This is where you really get to play with color, texture and materials. Mix your metals, add in some wood, spice it up with some color. Experiment! Bangles bring texture and interest to a stack. Bangle it up!

Here I'm using a cuff as my anchor piece. When your anchor piece is as big and bold as this cuff, though, keep the accent bangles small.

 Here I'm mixing my wood bangles in with the metal, as well as mixing silver with gold.

 Add in a pop of color to keep your stack fresh for the summer, or do a whole armful of color for a fun and funky look!

Forever 21 Stacking Pieces

A good way to begin experimenting with this trend is to start your collection with pieces from budget-friendly stores. Above are a few pieces I found at forever 21 that have been great for adding bulk and interest to my arm stacks.

I hope you enjoyed this post! Happy stacking!

xoxo - Katie

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