A few years back, I would say, I downsized my closet by like half, and a lot of it had to do with colors. I went from assorted colors to pretty much black, greys, whites. Or as they would call it in a more artsy term – monochromatic, or my mom would call it - adulting. The thing is a lot of my piece are simple, minimal patterns, no graphics, and with that said, my outfits can sometimes be boring. So, this is where accessories really play a huge role in style and personality. I mean, I can be wearing a t-shirt and leggings but with the right accessories, my outfit could be completely different than someone who is wearing the same thing as me.
When we talk accessories, the sky is to your limit, there is so many different categories you can choose from. To name a few, it ranges from necklace, handbags, cell-phone case, earrings, rings, pins, headband, bracelets, anything to really make that monochromatic outfit stand out and pop. In today’s blog post I am going to focusing on arm accessories, so bracelets. I decided to focus on this today is because you can do so much with arm-candy in comparison to necklace. I always find that you can only wear one necklace, max two, without overdoing it, but you can never have too much arm-candy.
If you notice on social media, arm candy seems as if it is stacking a whole bunch of bracelets on, but the trick is to make sure the mix of sizes, textures, colors, and style all match. I usually think it's easiest and best to start with an over-sized watch. Gold or even rose gold watches are super in trend these days. A lot of my friends are obsessed with Michael Kors, I am more of a Marc Jacobs kind of girl. If you are in the market for a new watch a few other brands to consider are: Kate Spade, Coach, Fossil, Movado, Guess.
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The watch will take center stage, and now to add a few others around it. There are a few different ways you can approach this. I am more of a simple person I want to say, so I usually top it off with maximum three other bracelets. The bracelets I usually go for are the same tone as my watch and nothing too flashy. If you do crave that pop of color, by all means, do add it on. One thing I find so great about gold watches is that it really goes well with other colors.
If you aren't really a watch person that's definitely not a problem. Or even if you don't feel like wearing a watch that day and wanted some classy, minimalistic look arm piece. Try matching different cuffs with contrasting bracelets for more of an edgy, yet sophisticated look.
And of course, if you are all about colors, then I would totally recommend checking out Ettika. They have a variety and assorted arm candies and some even come in stacks! If you get a few stacks, you can totally mix and match all of them to find your perfect, personalized piece.
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