Bracelets are one of the most versatile pieces you can have in your jewellery collection. And do you know why? When styled well, they have the power to elevate any outfit. A great bracelet stack can transform the simplest jeans and a tee into a chic ensemble. They can even take your office look from day to night, with a set of layered bracelets to create a well-curated stack.
But where to start? With so many possibilities, we know it can be overwhelming, so we’re sharing our styling notes on how you should stack bracelets.
What makes a good stacking bracelet?
Many people are unsure which bracelets are best for stacking, rather than standalone pieces. However, when styled correctly, any bracelet can be a suitable player in a bracelet stack, whether it’s a dainty bracelet design or something chunkier, gold, silver or mixed metal. When It comes to stacking bracelets, variety is really key, so having a selection of bracelet types and designs in your jewellery collection is a great place to start.
How to stack and layer your bracelets
Mix different sizes & weights
Bracelet stacks look amazing when there’s variety within them, so make sure to include bracelets of different weights and sizes to create an effortless edge to your stack. Play around with pairing more weighty designs, like bangles, with daintier chains for a lovely juxtaposition.
Think odd numbers
Stacking bracelets in odd numbers always seems to work best, and looks more aesthetic than evenly numbered stacks. Bracelets layered up in threes or fives can create some stunning visual compositions and are a useful rule to follow when creating your bracelet stacks.
Monochromatic or mixed metals
When it comes to the colours and metal types of your bracelet stack, there are two routes you can follow… monochromatic or mixed metal. Both are gorgeous additions to any outfit and are usually guided by personal preference. If you’re going monochromatic with one type of metal, such as sterling silver or solid gold, our tip is to play up the variety, texture and sizes of your bracelets to make up for a lack of varying colour.
Pair with a wristwatch
Watch this space, fashions biggest editors are claiming the wristwatch is back. Combining a watch within your bracelet stack, with a selection of daintier bracelet designs not only adds intrigue but will also claim you some solid style points.
Consider the occasion
When creating your layered bracelet look, it’s also important to consider the occasion or event you're attending. For day-to-day, more carefree stacking creates an effortless, eclectic look, whereas a more formal occasion might demand a more elegant and refined stack of bracelets.
Be mindful of noise
It’s each to their own for this one, but considering the noise your bracelet stack makes may be something to consider. Some don’t mind the jangling of bracelets, but if you think it might bother you, choose bracelets that are daintier, perhaps with a small chain, and tighten them so that they don’t hang loose on your wrist to reduce noise.
The most important note on bracelet stacking is to express yourself and have fun! It’s all about self-expression and with an array of combinations available, the bracelet stacking options are endless. Trust your instincts, and wear what makes you feel confident and comfortable.
Stack your bracelets your way
There’s no right or wrong when it comes to bracelet stacking and layering. Play around with your existing jewellery collection or even invest in some new pieces to create winning bracelet combinations. With the above pointers, you’ll be effortlessly creating stunning bracelet stacks for any occasion.