The Ultimate Guide to How to Wear Bracelets

Your wrist needn't just be for your watch. Bracelets are a great accessory that can make a real impact on your outfit. Learn all you need to know about how to wear bracelets with this handy guide.

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Many women find it difficult to accessorize their outfits with bracelets. Some say that they get in the way, some say that they can never find the right occasion to wear them, and the complaint we hear most often is that they are difficult to match with other accessories.

Regardless of all of that, bracelets remain one of the most beautiful and timeless pieces of jewelry a woman can buy for herself. When worn right, they add a perfect touch of class and glamour to any outfit.

If you're not sure how to wear bracelets but would like to incorporate them into your outfits for all occasions, keep reading to learn more.

Consider Your Event

When you're selecting which piece to wear, make sure you consider your environment. When you're at work, you don't want your bracelets to make a lot of noise and disrupt the work environment or, even worse, distract you.

The bracelet you wear to work should be thin and stylish, something that speaks to your personality. If you're wearing a stylish outfit, stick with a more neutral bracelet. And likewise, if you're earing a neutral outfit, don't be afraid to make a statement.

At the same time, you shouldn't shy away from thicker bracelets either. When you're out on the town or sitting down for a nice dinner with friends, a chunky bangle could be just the thing your outfit needs to shine.

Mix and Match

Your goal shouldn't be to load your arms with as many bracelets as you can. Usually, in the most classy and elegant looks, a single bracelet on one wrist is enough to really set a look off.

However, you shouldn't be afraid to experiment. Wear a few bracelets with different colors or patterns could be a good look, as could wearing a few of different widths.

The look of multiple bracelets can be lovely with the right outfit. Just remember that it's your style you're trying to show here, so trust your own judgment.

Keep it Classic

As we mentioned before, the most classic look is a simple black dress and a beautiful gold or silver bracelet. If you're looking for an opportunity to pull out a matching bracelet and earrings set this is the time to do it.

If you have a little black dress you're just itching to wear but aren't sure what sort of accessories to choose from, a simple bracelet and matching earrings are just the thing for you. Add on a timeless statement necklace and you'll be turning heads in no time.

Stick to One Metal

We mentioned mixing and matching earlier, but this is one area where you should exercise caution. You may be tempted to mix silver and gold when you're pairing up your bracelets, but you should shy away. It tends to just look messy and often won't give you the results you're looking for.

However, there's nothing wrong with sticking in that metal's color scheme. A gold bracelet mixed with a deep brown bangle could take your look to the next level.

Keep it Comfortable

Finding the perfect fit for your wrist is another key element to selecting the perfect bracelet. If your bracelet is too tight, it's not going to have the movement and flow that it needs, and it will make your wrists too large.

Likewise, if your bracelet is too large, you're going to run into a couple of problems. It will probably look clunky on you, regardless of how beautiful the piece is. And when it falls off, you're going to have to spend a lot of time looking for it.

A bracelet that is beautiful but ill-fitting is never a good bracelet choice. So make sure you measure your wrist so you can find the perfect size for you.

Functionality is Fun

Have you ever seen bracelets that double as a watch? These beautiful timepieces might seem like an unconventional method and, granted, they're not the right choice for every look you're going for. But there's no reason you shouldn't give a gorgeous decorative watch a place in your jewelry box for a fun night out.

Give Beads a Chance

While you might think 'beaded bracelets' and think of children's jewelry, it's time to change that assumption. Beaded bracelets are comfortable, beautiful, and so much fun to accessorize with.

You have the option of just wearing one and you would have a stunning look. But you could mix and match colors. If you're looking for a classy boho-chic look, stacked beaded bracelets and a maxi-dress create a beautiful statement for any occasion.

Stick With Less

We've mentioned it already, but it's worth repeating. Don't overdo it with any accessory, but especially bracelets. You should feel comfortable to stack a few, but there's a fine line between beautifully stacked and overloaded.

Sleeve Length Matters

If you're wearing a shirt that is going to cover your wrists, don't bother with the bracelets. It might feel good to accessorize, and you might think you'll pull your sleeves up a little and show off a beautiful new piece you have. But you really should save your effort for sleeves that aren't going to reach all the way to your wrists.

Buy Smart

It might seem tempting to purchase costume jewelry or fast fashion that is inexpensive and fits with the style of the time. But before you do that, take a second to think.

Will you ever wear that piece again? Is it going to break before you even get your money's worth out of it? Will it be in style for as long as it takes you to wear it?

There's a time and place for the more fun, costume-type jewelry. However, you should also think about treating yourself to a beautiful, timeless piece that is never going to go out of style.

The benefit of buying a more upscale piece of jewelry is that it's going to last you. The craftsmanship is ultimately superior, eye-catching, and beautiful.

In addition to those things, you'll feel good wearing it.

How to Wear Bracelets

Hopefully, this guide has helped you learn a little more about how to wear bracelets. Bracelets are the perfect accessory to complete any look and there's no reason you should shy away from wearing them. Just follow the simple tips we described above and you'll be on your way to a new, classic look in no time.

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