Happy weekend to my blogging friends. Whew, we have made it through the first few days of this tumultuous month: followers from Bavaria, Germany all the way to the midwest of this country have been dealing with Weather, capital W. To distract us from this troubling trend, I will embark to divert you with a much more entertaining one. The stacked bracelets trend. Yes; you heard it here first: the dainty wrist is dead!
Okay, this may not be headline news. Many trend-savvy fashionistas have been sporting heavy metal wrists for some time now; but this trend is seriously gaining traction. Further, this stacked bracelets trend can be adapted into any aesthetic; from moto -biker chick, college campus trend setter, or Park Avenue socialite. Is your diamond tennis bracelet lost and lonely in your jewelry box? Put it back on, but add some, or all, of the following:
--top to bottom, left to right: these can be found at: // Ebay, scarletdragonfly accessories, asking price $13.10 // Leopard panther bracelet, QVC $140 // J.Crew enamel bracelet $39.50, two or more is reduced to 25% off // J.Crew enamel bracelet in mint herringbone, priced as above // Hermes.com $650 // blue panther bracelet QVC, priced as above // jadeite bracelet, $3.00 includes shipping from seller shiny6memories // J. Crew embellished lucite cuff, $125. // hammered gold bracelet from Blue Nile, $325
Here are more options for the stacked bracelet trend: // Blue Nile, as above // bracelets 2 and 4 are J. Crew pave links, priced at $125 // bracelet 3 is from Fornash via metroparkusa.com, priced at $25
More, you say? Twist my arm ( but don't run off with any bracelets, mind you.) // Blue Nile hammered gold, as above // turquoise enamel cuff with hinge, $188 from metroparkusa.com // Hammered pave arrow bracelet by styletryst, from metroparkusa.com. $18.
// top left "stack" is a pinterest find, showing the work of Alexis Bittar. Please check out this amazing pinterest board from Bobby Schaefer Schaef Designs Jewelery.com , titled Stacking Bracelets. It is awesome! // bracelets 1, 3, 5 are Banyan tree bark from metroparkusa.com, priced at $42.50 // bracelets 2,4,6 are as above , $18. from metroparkusa.com
Below is a photo of me wearing the stacked bracelets pictured in the opening shot. The Leo gloves are from Aldo, and the bracelets were covered in an earlier post: a mix of thrifted finds, 2 from the diamond district, and one custom-made. I love that you can not tell the difference, even given the difference in price. Note: feel free to mix it up!
I found this leo pattern hair calf bracelet today at a NY thrift store that benefits Aids research. It is trimmed in blue water python. The first and third you have seen. My navy gloves were thrifted too, years ago! ( I have tiny hands, so vintage gloves are the only ones that fit well)
The final photo is again the same bracelets with the addition of the baroque pearl bracelet ( one bracelet, two strands) from Encore on Madison Avenue. My gloved hand is resting on my thrifted leo bag!
I hope I have inspired you to dig deep in those drawers and wear your bracelets. Add a few new ones for good measure and sheer heft. Sometimes being heavy-handed can be good. Get stacking, and stay warm!