What’s an arm party? Why, it’s a bracelet party on your arm! And when it comes to stacking these colorful pieces—more is definitely more. Think three to eight worn on the same wrist—bangles, beads, cuffs, watches, and woven friendship bracelets—they’re all invited. Here’s how to get the party started.
WHEN & WEAR
You can take arm parties with you just about anywhere you go—work, girls’ night, errands, brunch, shopping. Just consider what you’ll be doing and adjust accordingly. At work, for instance, you don’t want a bunch of heavy cuffs and bracelets dragging across your desk and keyboard—so go for simpler, lighter styles.
MIX IT UP
Not only do silver, gold, rose gold and bronze all play nicely together—so do other things like wood, beads and stones. If you’re anxious about what goes with what, stick to a color scheme to start.
GO FOR COLOR
Choose colors pulled from your outfit. And it doesn’t have to be just one—try different shades like mints and teals, corals and pinks, etc. If you do stay with one color, mix in all kinds of shapes, sizes and embellishments to keep it interesting.
If your outfit is neutral, play up the color in your bracelets to give your look a bright pop. On the flip side, if you’re wearing something colorful, opt for a little more subtle style like all one metal. That way you don’t clash.
When layering, make sure you mix the size and scale of your bracelets. You wouldn’t do all cuff bracelets on one arm, but a cuff with an oversized watch, thin leather wrap bracelet and some friendship bracelets is just the right mix of bold and subtle.
- To tie the look together, bookend your arm party with the same-sized bracelets.
- Mix all kinds of delicate beads with friendship bracelets for an ultra-feminine look.
- Open cuffs are great for spring because they provide the metal without the heaviness.
- If you’re petite, shorter stacks of bracelets will better complement your arms.