The Golden Rules of Bracelet Stacking

There is so much you can do when it comes to mixing, matching and stacking your bracelets. Instead of just wearing just one on each wrist, why not jazz things up with these tips and get the chic, bohemian look that’s on everyone’s Instagram feeds. 

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With bracelet stacking, inspiration is everywhere and it’s perfectly fine to copy things you have seen online. If you want to mix it up and learn the art of stacking well, then this article is perfect for you. When it comes to selecting the right bracelets to stack in the first place, you can find a wide range of options at trusted jewellers online.

Basics in Stacking 

 When we talk about basics, there are an endless amount of options you can have when stacking your bracelets. To avoid getting overwhelmed and for things looking too busy, it is good to have some sense of order. Starting with a selection of different bracelets that are different in size, shade, texture and material is great. 

 This is the foundation of stacking and can help you start mixing to create the specific look you want to suit a certain event or setting. Things can be bold or subtle with stacking. Pairing them will largely come down to choice and your own personal preference. However, there are certain ways to get things started. 

 Pick the focus or statement piece. 

Whether it’s a watch or your favourite beaded bracelet, picking the statement piece is a crucial part of the stacking process. This will essentially be the piece you want to emphasize and have the eyes drawn to. Some examples to be for focus accessories are: watches, charm bracelets, leather bands, statement bracelets, beaded bracelets or those unique handcrafted sterling silver bangles.

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Add complementing pieces 

Once you have your statement piece, the others can work around it to add accents to your overall look. These bracelets should complement and work in harmony with your main piece. So, it’s important to consider which materials, colours, gemstones and size would match well with your main piece. It’s always a good idea to mix materials and remember that most things will go really well together. There aren’t strict rules to adhere by only when you want to achieve certain looks. 

Bracelet Stacking Checklist

    • Mix materials of different textures, shades and styles. 
    • Incorporate varying sizes of different bracelets to add interest. 
    • Always include a statement piece. 
    • Get experimental with colours. Choose some that either complement or contrast with the outfit you’re wearing. 
    • Use mood boards to create your ultimate stacking hues and accents.
    • Get inspiration from nature, the internet and magazines for styles you love
    • Know when enough is enough. There can be such a thing as too many bracelets and you don’t want to overcrowd your arm. 
    • Try things out yourself and see what looks and feels right for you. This can go a long way when you’re experimenting with different stacking looks.