For the past couple seasons, fashionistas near and far have been jumping on the bold-bracelet-combo bandwagon. But to keep our wrist candy fresh, we're taking cues from the Fall '12 collections — think 10 Crosby by Derek Lam and Prada — which placed a renewed emphasis on mix-and-match prints and bright color patterns. Additionally, we've zoomed in on five ultracool street-styler wrists, straight from Milan and New York, that all show off a similar "anything goes" mantra in terms of mixing and matching. Let's apply this free-for-all rule to your stacking strategy. Pair a studded cuff with Summer camp-inspired friendship bracelets, juxtapose a woven lanyard wrap with gem-encrusted bands, or play tougher spikes against softer jewel-toned bangles — the more creativity you apply to your wrist, the better. Click through now for 45 of our editors' favorite bracelets, conveniently priced under $100.
While we're always trying to reinvent the accessorizing wheel, there's nothing like showcasing a bold bracelet or cuff on your arm. Michelle Williams donned a sleek gold buckled bracelet at a My Week With Marilyn screening, Heidi Klum opted for an exotic snake cuff adornment at her Toronto fragrance launch, and Blake Lively stacked her favorite colorful and oversized Lorraine Schwartz bracelets at a MoMA film benefit. By adorning your wrist with one wide, chunky, too-awesome-for-words bracelet, you don't have to worry about doing much else in the way of piling on accessories. Follow suit on this wrist candy statement trend and click through to see even more ways celebrities are wearing it. Plus, shop our editors' picks at the end of the slideshow!
This Fall is all about looking cozy and glamorous, so naturally, it's fitting to amp up your accessory artillery as well. We suggest you up the fashion ante with the latest crop of chain bracelets. Not only do they add a classic edge to any ensemble, chain bracelets can easily be styled to evoke any mood you're currently into. From Michael Kors's classic-gold links to Missoni's vibrant, multicolored confections, we have your wrists covered. Check out three cool ways to style your chain bracelets below, and then shop our top 10 picks in the slideshow.
- Stack your link bracelets with a watch and cuff bracelet for a chunky, snap-worthy look.
- Layer a bold, gold-chain cuff over a black long-sleeved top for maximum impact.
- Create contrast by mixing and matching different-colored metals together.
Photo courtesy of Greg Kessler
We've been eagerly anticipating the arrival of the new Lulu Frost for J.Crew collection, and now, the time has come! J.Crew just released its complete collection online and in stores just in time for Fall shopping. For her second collab with J.Crew, Lulu Frost designer Lisa Salzer created an art deco-inspired collection of bangles, earrings, and necklaces featuring Czech crystals and a bevy of bright colors, ranging from $45 for a thin bangle to $135 for a crystal pendant necklace. Peep our top three picks below:
- We'd like this crystal-embellished thin deco bracelet in every color, please.
- These resin and crystal appliqué earrings would add a striking touch to any outfit.
- This crystal horseshoe necklace is a stunner. We'd wear it with a plain white t-shirt for maximum contrast.
Now check out the rest of the collection now.
Friendship bracelets are great for your daily grind but when you want to make maximum impact, we suggest you get cuffed. This burgeoning trend is all about injecting instant polish to your work, cocktail, or evening attire, and the best part is you only need one or two pieces max. We love the idea of wearing a brushed gold cuff on each wrist with a little white dress for a sleek streamlined ensemble, or flux to the other side of the pendulum and don a funkier stone-embellished or python-print version with a little leather and lace for a hardcore appeal.
The multicolored bangles are the brainchild of two orthodontists and one of their jewelry-designing sisters, Lisa Salzer of Lulu Frost, meaning the bracelets have a bit more fashion credence than last Summer's rubber-band fad. That also may be the reason many mamas are snatching up the arm adornment for themselves as well as their tots. Are you or your kids taking part in this Summer's hot trend?
>> This Summer's gorgeous bevy of rope necklaces and bracelets combine organic elements like shells, stones and beads with futuristic pops of neon, shiny hardware and innovative textures. Layer them on friendship-bracelet style for a bit of surfer-bohemian chic or wear them on their own with sleek basics for a more polished, artsy vibe.
It's been hard to find a fashionista who doesn't have a wrist full of bracelets the last few seasons. Part luxury, part junk, part gifts — all sentimental — the stacked wrist has become a style tattoo. It's the place to gleefully combine your mother's hand-me-down baubles with a trio of those friendship bracelets you bought in Costa Rica for 10 cents during Spring break, the love bracelet your best friend gave you, and costume jewelry from J. Crew. We tracked down some stackable bracelets, but keep in mind that you can always get a head start by buying some string and making your own. Lastly, these are truly the best gifts to give your friends, hence the name.
Photo from Where the Sidewalk Begins