When it comes to jewelry, I never leave the house without a bracelet stack and my pearl stud earrings! Curating the perfect combination of bracelets can be challenging. You want it to be eye catching, but still subtle. Intriguing with an elegant flare, and something that you can depend on everyday but still mix up from time, to time. If you have noticed in all of my fashion posts, and pretty much any time I show my hands, I always have on a stack of a few of my favorite bracelets. I don’t wear many necklaces, so adding a little something extra to my arms is important. Plus, what southern gal doesn’t love a good arm party?
Creating the perfect arm stack is very simple and can be so much fun, so don’t stress! I have created a list of five of my best tips to help you when assembling your perfect arm stack. Following these tips can allow for your stack to be recreated differently, to constantly update your outfit.
5 Tips For Assembling the Perfect Bracelet Stack
Texture + Materials
To ensure that your stack has personality, and isn’t too matchy-matchy, you want to vary your textures and materials. Try adding in different materials like yellow gold, silver, glass beads and different metals. By alternating different materials, you will be incorporating a variation in size and color, which ultimately creates more texture.
Having contrasting thicknesses will bring a unique touch to your stack. It also adds texture, which will attract peoples eye. Having the same width, or thickness, of each band is too repetitive and will give the appearance that all of the bracelets came together in a set, or that they are attached somewhere. You want people to know just how stylish you are and that you spent time picking out each piece, so alternate those bands!
My favorite way to make each arm stack unique is by incorporating color. I love to keep my outfits neutral, wearing lots of white, navy, beige, grey and blush. The best way to spice up an outfit, and my arm stack, is by adding a touch of color. Start by choosing a color, or theme, and go from there. I always add Lily and Laura bracelets to my stack to bring in color, texture and quality. The best thing about using Lily and Laura bracelets to add color is that they come in so many different shades of color. They are also available in different patterns and prints, which is perfect for integrating both color and texture to your stack. All Lily and Laura bracelets are hand made in Nepal by female artisans that are paid more than fair trade wages. They are each made carefully by hand and are each unique and different. I love that the mission of Lily and Laura is to empower women on each end of their product, through its creation and its end purpose. Read more about the Lily and Laura story here.
I haven’t always been a watch girl but as I have gotten a little older, I find that I can’t function without my watch! Whether you have invested in an expensive watch or love switching up different styles, don’t forget to add your watch to your stack. Watches bring personality, purpose and functionality to your look. Having a watch face with changeable bands is a great way to get more out of a look for less money. I never leave the house without my watch and my stack isn’t complete without it either!
You know that I am a firm believer in investing in good quality products. Just because something expensive doesn’t mean it is good quality. The same goes for things that are inexpensive, you and get high quality products that are good to your wallet. The best thing about varying price is it makes your stack more interesting and affordable. Try mixing your more expensive piece in with ones that don’t quite cost as much, by varying price points you can make your high quality pieces more approachable and your less expensive pieces look more high end.
I hope that you find these tips helpful when creating your own bracelet stack. Truthfully the most important thing to keep in mind is variety. Vary everything from price, texture, materials and thickness of your bracelets. Don’t be afraid to try new brands and styles. Switching up your bracelets is a great way to dry new trend, brands and styles. Another thing to keep in mind is meaning. What does each bracelet mean to you? Was it a gift? Did you purchase it after reaching a goal, or earning a specific amount of money from your hard work? Was it made with love, skill and reason? Does it have a meaning? Each Lily and Laura bracelet is hand made with a purpose. I fell in love with Lily and Laura bracelets a few years ago when my mom brought me home a few from one of her trips. They mean so much to me because they are a gift from my mom and they are just so fabulous. My appreciation for Lily and Laura has grown so much over time and through my exploration of the company. I love what they do and what they stand for, not mention that have an amazing product! Lily and Laura was kind enough offer a 20% OFF coupon code for Timeless Taste readers. Use the code “TimelesstasteL+L” for 20% OFF your purchase!
Lastly, I had to mention that Lily and Laura bracelets are unisex! How handsome is my hubby?! I would love to see which bracelets you pick up with the code “TimelesstasteL+L”?! So be sure to tag me in all of your social media posts or send me an email with your picks! I partial to the pink shades, but who isn’t?!