The Look: Arm Candy

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Hi everyone,

This summer is all about the “arm swag.” But if you just throw a bunch of bangles and bracelets on your wrists and expect them to look chic, you might find yourself a bit mismatched and sloppy-looking. My friend, stylist Angela Fink, recently taught me all bout the art of stacking arm candy, so today I thought I’d pass along some pointers!

If your outfit is colorful, accent your wrist with coordinating or complementary colors. Go for brights and pastels and intermix a few textures. Don’t be afraid to mix and match colors that aren’t in your clothing either. As long as they are similar in shade or tone, your swag will be safe!

If you decided on more neutral tones and simplicity, make your accessories bold. Layer gold and silver accents in thin and thick sizes. Spikes, leather wraps, and watches will also take a simple outfit to a whole other level.

I really like this accessory trend because you can combine a bunch of different textures and materials to enhance your look and/or give your outfit the color that it needs without having to change clothes. Just be sure to “check yourself before you wreck yourself!” Angela suggests holding the bracelets out in front of you before putting them on. That way, you can rearrange the order and add or remove items without any of the annoying unclasping or unhooking. Here are some stackable options I thought were cute – which is your favorite?

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How do you stack up with this accessory trend? Upload photos of your layered accessories and share them in the comments below!

Ps. Ever Eden makes great arm candy, too! If you haven’t already checked out my jewelry line, click here for more information.

 

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Accessorized: Missing Sunny L.A.!
Outfitted: My Anytime, Anywhere Dress
Accessorized: Bold & Gold
Outfitted: Peachy in Pleats

 

Photo credits: Rouge Fox, Become Gorgeous, Piccsy, Honestly WTF, Smaggle, Crush Cul de Sac

 

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