Stack it up: How to layer bracelets

Aug 21, 2013

When it comes to bracelets, there's strength in numbers. Still, layering baubles to make a statement requires a lot more than just donning a random assortment. In fact, stacking bangles is an art, requiring certain tricks and tactics to create a stunning final effect. Depending on your personal tastes, there are endless possibilities for creating different styles from more simplistic and understated to whimsical and dramatic. Follow this guide and you'll be sporting a masterpiece on your wrist in no time.

Boho beautiful
If you're going for a bohemian vibe, try mixing textures, beads and metals for a funkier stack. Rue La La recommended starting with a neutral colored bracelet, then adding bangles in a brighter hue, while Free People explained that beaded wrap bracelets in rust and copper colors offer a vintage appeal. Start with the Round Amber-Color Crystal Silvertone Bali-Style Beaded Charm And Spacer Bracelet 8" can add some variety with beads in a range of shapes and yellow-toned colors. Meanwhile, the earthy Silvertone Wide Hammered-Style Bangle Bracelet 9" is a perfect way to begin. You could also snap on a the ilver Metallic Leather Rivet Cuff Bracelet In Silvertone 7", which has enormous square grommets for a punk rock aesthetic. Who What Wear suggested amping up the toughness by adding chains, leather wraps or studded pieces. Don't be afraid to incorporate black bangles, either, to break up all the heavy metal.

Glam and girly
Want a more feminine look? Start with a colorful 18k Yellow Gold-Plated Filigree Butterfly Charm Bracelet 7 1/2" for a bit of romance. What's more girlish than pearls? Wrap the