That's a wrap - Bracelets to long for this year

Aug 08, 2013

Wrap, bangles, cuffs, oh my! If this is how you feel about trendy bracelets, you're not alone. While it might seem easy to stack a few bangles on one wrist or don multiple bedazzled chain pieces at once, there is more to looking fabulous with wrist candy than throwing a bunch of items on together. Before you start worrying about styles however, it's important to figure out what trends are popular this year.

Here are a few bracelets to add to your collection over the next few months:

Wrap bracelets
That's right, wrap bracelets that add a little sparkle to your wrist are still in demand for fall, making it a great option to pick up. Whether you opt for a wrap bracelet that boasts black leather and shimmery silver beads, or one with different colored metallics, all styles are sure to garner major attention at the office and out on the town. 

While a standard multi-wrap option like the Round Black Crystal Black Leather Wrap Bracelet 20" is a gorgeous choice, you could also go for a funkier style to stand out even more. The bedazzled Crystal Accent Silvertone Double-Wrap Leather Cross Bracelet Adjustable 6" To 8" is both chic and edgy, adding instant flair to a jeans, T-shirt and leather jacket look.

Colorful cuffs and bangles
Cuff bracelets were once synonymous with cool metals like silver or bold center stones like jade or turquoise. While standard styles like these are still popular in 2013, lately, colorful pieces have been all the rage, Rolling Out reports. 

Whether you opt to don a cuff with multiple hues, or one that boasts an animal design such as a snake, you're sure to draw plenty of "oohs and aahs" whenever you wear the custom piece. 

Ladies who live for standing out in a crowd might want to invest in a fantastic and showy piece like the Multi-Color Crystal Peacock Hinged Bangle Bracelet In Yellow Gold Tone thanks to its bold colors and fabulous design. This show-stopper boasts the body of a peacock and all of the wonderful blues, greens, purples and pinks that cover it. While you may want to wear this bracelet on a daily basis, it's best reserved for a day when you don a simple ensemble - a cute little black dress or all-white outfit will ensure the bangle shines, rather than overpowers a look.

Vintage flair
The release of the film adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" earlier this year had ladies everywhere wanting to relive the roaring '20s. While the movie is no longer in theaters, the style wave it created is still going strong. If you're ready to dazzle in diamonds, vintage flowers and other ultra feminine pieces, then adding a few bracelets to your collection is a must. 

Luckily, there are various ways to infuse the Flapper style into your own personality. You could don a chic flower and crystal bracelet in either platinum and white crystals to achieve true Old Hollywood glam, or a mix of gold and silver flowers for a more modern take on the classic style. 

On the same note, finding a gorgeous bracelet that features pearls, a sleek pendant or both can be equally as charming. A perfect example of this is the Oval Hand-Cut Black Mother-Of-Pearl Cultured Freshwater Pearl Silvertone Triple-Strand Cameo Bracelet 8 1/2". This delicate bracelet can just as easily add a touch of femininity to a black and white ensemble as it can to a fun purple gown. 

The trick to wearing any of these stand-out options is to keep the bracelets the center of attention - adding too many other jewels can take away from the beauty of the statement piece.

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