Your Bracelets / Cuffs can make or break your entire attire, and every woman has her own personal style, this is why some ladies simply have a difficult time finding a bracelet / cuff that meets her needs and tastes.
To GLAM up your wrist is super simple. Throw on a chunky cuff or slip on stacks of bangles and you can effortlessly make a style statement with your ARM ART. We share tips on how to accessorize with bracelets and cuffs. Check out the accessories for sale on HANDMADE BRACELETS AND CUFFS that will certainly benefit you, whether you love classy or casual!
Types of Handmade Bracelets / Cuffs and Tips on How to Accessorize with your Outfits
Discover the various types of handmade bracelets / cuffs available to find the ones most suitable to your style. There is surely something for everyone.
Leather wrap bracelet can be made of various leather types and many decorative styles. Nowadays, leather is popularly used for jewelry, especially bracelets, with braiding of leather and sometimes with other beads or gemstones.
Try pairing thin Leather bracelets with casual wear like a plain shirt or Tee with jeans / skirt. The leather bracelets can be stacked with a monochrome colour scheme. For those who are more daring, try stacking various designs and colours of leather bracelets to add visual interest to your outfit.
Have fun and play with Colour by choosing a single thick leather cuff bracelet. Such leather bracelets are stylish and can go with two-piece suit office wear. The office wear should come with shorter sleeves, or sleeves that are ¾ length, so that your leather bracelet can be seen.
Rhinestones can be found in many different cuts, sizes, colours, and shapes. Rhinestone and Rope Bracelet are made by combining rhinestone with ropes to create various designs and styles.
Rhinestone and Rope bracelet can go with a black outfit to create a classic and timeless style. A plain simple coloured dress can also do the trick.
A bead is formed in a variety of shapes and sizes of a material such as stone, shell, glass, plastic, wood or pearl. Beaded bracelets are comfortable, fashionable and fun to style. You could wear just one, but if you’re going for a more boho-chic look, get ready to stack.
There are various types of beaded bracelets, thin ones and chunkier ones. The Thin beaded bracelets are great for stacking, just like in the photo below. Boho chic wear or a sun dress will go well with them.
As for Chunky beaded bracelets, they work better as single pieces and can pair with a simple dress to add colour to your outfit.
Alternatively, try to pair a chunky piece with one or several thin beaded bracelets!
Wires can be used to make various type of jewelry by threading or wrapping beads / gemstones, or by coiling wires to create various shapes for the jewelry. If you go for gold accessories, go all gold. Combining metals in your accessories may be risky. When it doubt, stick to one metal.
For those who are more adventurous, feel free to try to mix and match different metals with your outfits.
There are various styles, shapes and colours of wired bracelets. For simpler designs of shapes and text, try stacking a mix of them to create your very own Arm Art, depending on what type of look you would like to pull off.
Chunky wired bracelets will work better as single pieces instead of stacking them. These are more suited for casual outings, and not for office wear.
If you’re choosing a wired bracelet for work, choose one that is thinner in width; one that is stylish but at the same time unobtrusive. A neutral gold or silver toned wired bracelet might look good with your office wear.
Metal chunky cuff bracelets can be a mix of metal chains with gemstones, beads, metal charms, leather, etc, to create the chunky cuff look.
Pair a black outfit with your chunky metal cuff. A black dress accessorized with a metal cuff is set to style. For more casual wear such as a black blouse and skinny jeans can also be paired with a metal cuff.
Wrapped Chain Bracelets are created by weaving ribbons, fabric, cords into metal chains to style up the chain bracelet. These wrapped chain bracelets are usually funky and colourful.
Enjoy while pairing them in different combinations of wrapped chain bracelets. It comes with practice on what matches and what does not. Find wrapped chain bracelets that compliment but do not match each other perfectly to add an element of fun to your outfit.
These wrapped chain bracelets can go with all types of outfits, including bright and colour tops / bottoms.
Exposed zippers in bracelets have emerged as a hot trend, as they look funky and stylish, especially when you stack zipper bracelets.
Try stacking many different zipper bracelets of different colour, pattern, and size to create a funky look. When it comes to picking out zipper bracelets to stack, find zipper bracelets that compliment but do not match each other perfectly. Zipper bracelets go well with a casual outfit. Pair them with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans, and you are good to go!
Wood and Plastic cuffs are made more colourful and lively through spray painting, adding coloured tapes, rope and embroidery wrapping. Some also have textures on the surface to add to the style of the cuffs.
Always consider if the wood / plastic cuff looks too big on your wrist. Find a beautiful cuff that fits and you feel comfortable wearing. These Wood / Plastic Cuffs can go well with any casual wear. You can also match the prints and colours on your outfit with the prints and colours on the cuff.
Instead of just a bracelet, get a watch bracelet with dual function. Some bracelets had included a watch face to complete the look, suitable for those who prefer to keep accessorizing to the minimum.
Watch bracelet can go with all outfits styles, as accessorizing had been kept to a minimum, most suitable for those who are quite clueless on how to style your attire with bracelets.
Resin bangles are funky, Resin is poured into moulds and then let to cure. A mix of Colours can be added to create marbled or other effects. Other materials such as wood, beads, metal and more can also be inserted into resin, creating more interesting jewelry pieces.
Fabric bracelets and bangles include a combination of fabric with a mix of other materials to create different shapes. Try stacking fabric bracelets and bangles of similar colours. Fabric bracelets and bangles are fun and can pair with any type of outfits. So have fun by coordinating the colours of the fabric bracelets and bangles with your outfit.
Lace are now used to make lace cuff bracelets, especially to create a vintage-inspired look. Lace bracelets can go with a plain coloured dress for a casual yet elegant feel, or it can be paired with a gown for formal events to give a classic and vintage feel to your outfit.
How to Accessorize with Bracelets / Cuffs
Many women consider adding a bracelet / cuff to an outfit already accessorized with a necklace and earrings is too much. Some find it too chunky, they are hard to match with other accessories or not occasion appropriate. If the above matches your worries about accessorizing with bracelets / cuffs, here are some tips on how to accessorize with bracelets / cuffs on our page.
1) Opt for Bracelet instead of Chunky bangles for Work.
The last thing you want at the office is to be disrupting the work environment with the sound of your bangles clanking together. If you’re choosing a bracelet for work, pick one that is thinner in width; one that is stylish but at the same time unobtrusive. A neutral gold or silver toned bracelet might look good with a stylish two-piece suit paired along with a chain necklace.
2) Mix and Match Bracelet Widths, Colours and Patterns.
It can be difficult to show restraint while accessorizing, but in the case of bracelet wearing, Less can be More. Stacking a couple of bracelets of different colour, pattern, and size is a good way to add visual interest to your outfit. When it comes to picking out bracelets to stack, trust your own judgment (it comes with practice!), find bracelets that compliment but do not match each other perfectly.
3) Black Outfit + Metallic Bracelet / Cuff = Classic
If you’re wearing a black outfit and are overwhelmed with the possibilities of how to accessorize, a simple gold or silver bracelet is a classic and timeless way to do the trick. A black dress accessorized with a gold chain bracelet and the same-hued earrings / necklace is set to style.
4) Avoid Mixing Metals.
If you’re going for the gold, go all the way. Combining metals in your accessories is risky, and does not always lead to the fashionable style you are hoping for. When it doubt, stick to one metal.
5) Comfort comes First.
A good rule of thumb to follow is that if the bracelet looks too big on your wrist, it is not going to be a good buy regardless of how stunning it looks. You don’t want to spend the time wearing it constantly wondering if it’s still there, and after it falls off where you dropped it. Find a beautiful bracelet that fits and you feel comfortable wearing.
6) Get a Bracelet / Cuff that has Dual Function.
An example of a bracelet / cuff with dual function is one that doubles up as a watch.
7) Matching Beaded Bracelets
Beaded bracelets are comfortable, fashionable and fun to style. Of course you could wear just one, but if you’re going for a more boho-chic look, get ready to stack.
8) Less is More.
Don't tie your poor wrists down with too many heavy bracelets / cuffs. For people working in the more creative fields, you may have fun and play with Colour by choosing a single leather cuff bracelet over the typical metallic styles.
9) Consider Your Sleeve Length.
If you’re wearing a long sleeved blouse or pullover, your bracelet / cuff will not be seen by anyone. Save them for shorter sleeves, or sleeves that are ¾ length.
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