Bangles are back! These great accessories that compliment bare arms are offered in a variety of fun and fashionable styles this season. From bamboo, to charmed, to resin, jewelry designers are giving us options to covet them all.
In the past, choosing one bold styled bangle made the perfect fashion statement to any outfit; however, this season it’s all about layering more on. Mixing and matching styles is the popular way to wear bangles these days, and there are no rules to what can and cannot be worn. Combine silver, gold, and gunmetal solid bangles for a metallic melting pot of bracelets. You can also choose all silver or all gold bangles with different detailing such as rhinestones, charms, or prints for an eye-catching eclectic mix. My collection of bangles has neither rhyme nor reason. It’s simply a collection I’ve compiled over the years and am thrilled that I no longer have to be selective about which I choose to wear.
Dolce & Gabbana has a great bracelet set , offering different shapes and even one with engraved writing that reads “What goes around comes around.” For a more affordable set, Jessica Simpson has designed a set of bangles blending gold and silver tones and detailed them with seed beads. I especially love Kenneth Jay Lane’s collection of bangles. Offered in an assortment of animal inspired prints, these enamel bracelets look great worn in unison or merged with solid bracelets for contrast.
The only rule is not to be frugal when it comes to stacking these bracelets on your arm. The best way to make a fashionable statement is to pile them on by the dozen. Although they shouldn’t reach your elbows, they should definitely meet half-way. Caution: they will make noise! But I actually enjoy the banging sound of metal that draws attention to my fabulously glamorous accessories.