Fun, innovative and quirky, this style (affectionately dubbed “the stack”) lets
fashionistas show off all their favorite pieces at once. Stacks are organic and
shouldn’t be over-thought. However, there are a few characteristics that define
the trend’s most striking examples.
are often sold in matched sets. These sets are a fabulous starting point, but
women who add a personal piece or two take their looks to a new level. A charm
bracelet, a wish bracelet or a favorite cuff can all be used to accent matching
bangle sets. If the wearer uses the stack to communicate her own personal
style, the look becomes interesting and expressive as well as fashionable.
signature hues for any stack. Mixing a tangerine-orange bangle with a set of
gold ones or layering a cobalt blue watch with chocolate brown cuffs will
create a stack that no one can overlook. The neon colors that defined the
spring and summer seasons are still fashionable for fall, and a neon bracelet will
add an appealing shock of color to any set of bracelets. The key to using bold
color is choosing a palette and sticking with it. Too many colors in one stack
can take the look from innovative to overwhelming.
bangles. Beaded and tiled stretch
bracelets are en vogue and are perfect for stacking because their
stretchiness allows them to sit anywhere on the arm. Corded bracelets are also
a fun way to add visual interest to stacks and are widely available at the
moment. Chunky wooden or glass bangles are unusual pieces that work as instant
focal points. Stacks are the most stylish when they appear eclectic yet modern;
incorporating bracelets in varying textures is one way to achieve that look.
dimension. The watches that work best with most stacks are boyfriend-style
pieces that are large enough to be noticed but not so large that they overwhelm
traditional bracelets. Bracelet stacks that contain more delicate pieces like
charm bracelets and thin silver bangles call for a more refined timepiece, such
as a charm-style watch. Charm watches also have the benefit of bringing
movement and sound to the stack. A well-chosen and appropriate watch takes a
stack from merely fashionable to envy-inducing.
arresting stacks. The trend, however, is ultimately defined by individual
expression. All women want their jewelry to speak to their personality and
their experiences, and the stack allows them to create layer after layer of
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