Bracelets.  Is that vague enough for you? Cool.  JUST KIDDING.  Let me explain.  I’m not talking about normal bracelets, per se, but the way that you wear them.  Specifically, I’m talking about the current trend of wearing about…hmm lemme count…40 MILLION bracelets on one hand.  You’ve all seen it.  That girl who is wearing so many bracelets that her forearm looks like a mannequin in the Saks accessory section—that’s what I’m talking about.

Now typically, this barrage of bracelets will occur in one of two ways.  The first way is after a summer working as a camp counselor or traveling through Southeast Asia.  Lots and lots of colorful string and leather bracelets with beads.  None of them match and they’re the kind of bracelets that manicurists loathe because you can’t take them off when it comes to the lotion part.  These types of bracelets say , I want you to think I’m chill, Ask me about my bracelets so I can tell you all of the cool places I went to this summer or There’s like a 95% chance I haven’t showered today.  The other way it will occur is the excessive amount of bangles.  When you have too many bracelets and you can’t decide which ones to wear so you just throw them all on and call it a look.  Doing this will typically result in the, I’m kind of high maintenance look.  I do support wearing multiple bracelets, despite how it may seem.  However I’d say limit it to 5 on a wrist and absolutely NO more than 2 bangles at a time.

Bracelet Basics:

  • Odd numbers (and yes watches and wrap bracelets count as 1).  Your total bracelet count on both hands should add up to an odd number.  It just looks better.
  • If you’re stacking bracelets make sure they’re all a little different but that they’re coordinated…rose gold is not gold and purple and green will still make you look like Barney
  • If you’re wearing “friendship bracelet” type bracelet (Aka mostly string and if you really had the patience you could probably make it, make sure you cut them loose when they start turning brown.  Gross.
  • If you’re going to anyplace of mild importance, make sure you’re bracelets aren’t clinking.  Yes because it’s distracting but mostly because it’s annoying.
  • Hair bands are not bracelets.  But if you’re wearing them around your wrist, make sure there’s no hair in them (sorry but I had to make a PSA).

Some Bracelet Pairing Suggestions:

Black and Silver:

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Love Bracelet, 2 Hoops by Cartier

Available online from Cartier

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Silver & Glass Bead Bracelet by Nikki B

Available online from Barneys New York

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Bandle New Art Deco by Charriol

AVailable online from Charriol


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Diamond Itsy ID Bracelet by Loren Stewart

Available online from Barneys New York

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Blackened Sterling Silver & 24k Gold Flake Bangle Bracelet by GURHAN

Available online from Saks Fifth Avenue

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Yellow Gold Cone Bracelet by Eddie Borgo

Available online from Bergdorf Goodman


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