How To Wear A Bracelet

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Many people struggle to accessorise their outfit with a bracelet. Some people say they’re difficult to match with other accessories, they can’t find the right occasion to wear them, or even that they get in the way. However, wearing a bracelet doesn’t need to be difficult. When worn right, bracelets add a touch of class, glitz and glamour to any ensemble. If you’re not sure how to wear a bracelet, you’re in the right place. In this article, we explore the topic in more detail.

Consider Your Event

Before choosing a bracelet to wear, consider your event. If you’re going to work, you don’t want something that will make a lot of noise. A collection of bangles may look the part, but the noise could easily distract both you and your work environment. A work bracelet should be subtle and stylish, while still portraying your personality. If you’re wearing a bold outfit, go for a neutral bracelet. Likewise, if you’re wearing a simple outfit, don’t be afraid to wear something bold! If you’re planning a night on the town, noise won’t be an issue. With that in mind, don’t shy away from a collection of bangles or a chunky cuff.

Go for Classic

A typically classic look involves a simple black dress and a silver or gold bracelet. If you’re looking for a chance to wear a matching bracelet and necklace set, this is the time to do it! If you’re wondering what jewels to pair with your little black dress, remember that less is more. To keep your look classic, avoid going overboard with your accessories and opt for something sleek and subtle.

Mix and Match

When it comes to jewellery, less is more. Don’t fill your arms with as many bracelets as possible. In most cases, a single bracelet on one wrist will work best. That being said, don’t be afraid to experiment. Certain bracelets pair well together, so opting for a few with similar colours or patterns may look great. Also, consider mixing other pieces into your look. If you’re going for a thin gold bangle, complete the look with a subtle gold pendant.

Stick to One Metal

While we’ve got nothing against mixing and matching, it may be easier to stick to one metal. If you’re new to bracelets, it’s best to shy away from mixing silver with gold. If this isn’t done correctly, it tends to look mismatched and messy. While sticking to one metal is advised, there’s nothing wrong with sticking to the metal’s colour scheme. For instance, pairing a gold bracelet with a chunky brown bangle.

Try Something Functional

Depending on your style, you may enjoy a bracelet that doubles as a watch. While functional bracelets aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, they can look gorgeous when paired with the right outfit. Plus, they double as a handy timepiece!

Keep it Comfortable

The perfect bracelet will fit your wrist well. If your bracelet is too small, it won’t have the movement that it needs. Not only could this compromise your look, but it could also become painful. If your bracelet is too big, it could easily fall off and become lost. Additionally, it will probably look too large and clunky on you. Regardless of how beautiful the bracelet is, it won’t look great if it doesn’t fit. To avoid disappointment, measure your wrist before shopping for your bracelet and buy accordingly.

Try Beads

Some people think beaded bracelets are reserved for children’s jewellery. However, that couldn’t be further from the truth! Beaded bracelets are beautiful, comfy, and lots of fun to accessorise with. Beaded bracelets look great both alone and in pairs. If your style is boho-chic, pair a stack of beaded bracelets with your favourite maxi dress for a statement look.

Less is More

We’ve mentioned this already, but it’s worth repeating! Less is more when it comes to jewellery. While this is the case with any accessory, it’s particularly important with bracelets. It’s fine to stack a couple, but there’s a fine line between tastefully matched and overloaded.

Wear Short Sleeves

Only wear bracelets if your wrists are on show. If you’re wearing an outfit with sleeves, accessorise with a different piece of jewellery instead. Wearing a bracelet with long sleeves is not only unnecessary, but it could also compromise your whole look. Not only will the sleeves ruin the look of your bracelet, but your bracelet will also ruin the look of your sleeves! Instead of sitting how they should, your sleeves will sit uncomfortably on top of the jewellery.

Invest in Quality

When it comes to jewellery, you get what you pay for. While it might seem tempting to scrimp on costume jewellery, remember that the piece won’t stand the test of time. If you’re going for fast fashion that fits with the style of the time – fine. Buying a cheap bracelet may work in your favour. However, if you’re purchasing a timeless piece to wear again and again, invest in something that will last. Not only will a good-quality bracelet last for years to come, but you’ll also feel great wearing it.

In Summary

Hopefully, the tips above have taught you a little more about how to wear a bracelet. If in doubt, use the term ‘less is more’ as a rule of thumb. Stick to sleek and subtle pieces for an understated look. If you’re new to wearing bracelets, avoid mixing metals. While mixing metals has the potential to work well, it can easily create a messy look if you’re unsure of what you’re doing. Providing that you follow the tips above, you should be on your way to a beautiful, classic look in no time.

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