You know that famous Coco Chanel quote? The one about how you should take one thing off before you leave the house? Forget about it! Well, just for the summer (no disrespect, Ms.Chanel), because one of our favorite warm-weather trends is all about excess. Stacking on bangles of all shapes, sizes, and colors is one of the easiest ways to turn heads this season. And, in true laid-back summer fashion, you need not worry about matching – these guys look best all mixed up. We’ve uncovered the most eye-catching bangles for every style. Now all you have to do is stack ’em up, look chic, and repeat.
Here are some tips on how to wear stacked bangles.
For those of us who begin each shopping trip with a silent promise to buy more colorful pieces, but somehow end up with shopping bags of black, bangles are the perfect way to dip into other colors of the spectrum. Slide on some chunky bangles in neon hues to bring color to an all black outfit. If you’re already neck deep in the bright trend, a wrist of vibrant bangles will make your most cherished bright pieces pop even more. Simply select contrasting colors, such as pink and green as sported by Fashionzen , or take Lidam’s approach and match your bangles to other bright accessories. You’ll be creating a visual link between all your accessories and attracting all eyes to you!
The hot pink zig zag on this Lucky Brand bangle is too cute to resist! These Mango Tree bangles come in dozens of dreamy colors, are eco-friendly and a portion of their proceeds go to charity! We can’t wait to mix and match!
Maybe it’s the hyper kid child in us, but nothing commands our attention more than layers of shiny, shimmering, metallic bangles joyfully clinking on someone’s wrist. Thick gold bangles are a great option when you want to add a glamorous edge to an outfit. Brooklynbabe spikes her soft floral blouse with a few to amp up the glam factor. If you really want to hopelessly distract us, try stacking an even height of metallic bangles on both your wrists. Stylepantry shows us this look is best rocked on a simple clean canvas such as her white maxi-dress.
A thick bangle with a woodsy finish has the amazing ability to add warmth to almost any outfit. Pile some up near the cuff of your favorite denim shirt like Aib does to soften the look. We also love tossing some metallics in the mix to spice up the earthiness of the wood. Try sandwiching a gold studded bangle between two wooden ones like Delacruz does.
Summer is a stress-free time (well, it should be!) and your style should follow suit. Play with different colors, textures and sizes to make the bangle trend your own. Just, please, don’t stack ‘em past your elbow -that’s just painful!
Cover image via Patrick Demarchelier for Vogue Paris.