Tips for Piling on the Wrist Wear
A great fashion choice for casual wear or even for the office is piling on the wrist wear. A line of bangle bracelets or leather bracelets or even more than one chain bracelet can create a fun look and lets you show off your jewelry items. They’re also a nice touch when you have long, slender arms you want to show off and when a necklace or long earrings might interfere with the lines of your dress.
Before you decide that you can or should just start wearing every bracelet you own, consider some tips for doing this in a fashionable way. The first is to choose bracelets that are complementary to one another. Silver and gold metal bangles belong together, or leather straps, but not both. If you wear chain bracelets, you can ladder as many chains together as you want and wear them with bangles of the same material, but don’t wear gold chains with silver bangles. Leather also typically goes better with silver as this is seen as being more casual, but not with gold pieces as they are seen as being dressier.
The next thing to consider is how many pieces you should wear to ladder your wrist wear. For casual days, usually more pieces are acceptable but for the office, you want to use some discretion. In an office you want the attention to be on you and your work, not your clothes or style. A few bangle bracelets or a few chain bracelets can be acceptable but if they make too much noise when you move your arm, consider removing a few pieces. Leather is often not a good choice for the office because it’s a casual material that often doesn’t complement a business suit, so consider a different material.
You also want to be mindful of the outfit you wear when you ladder or stack your bracelets. With long sleeves or even three-quarter length sleeves, the bracelets may interfere with the shirt. This can give you a busy look and your bracelets won’t stand out. Typically it’s best to stack or ladder your bracelets when you’re wearing something sleeveless or when you’re wearing cap sleeves. If you look in the mirror and your bracelets are running into your shirt, you need to make changes.
Remember too that a few bracelets and pieces are good and can give you a very eye-catching look, but if you wear too many pieces then it’s just distracting. Never hesitate to remove a few pieces if you have doubts so you have a fun and funky look, not one that seems overwhelming or overdone. This is the best way to ladder your wrist wear in style.