There are many current fashionable jewelry trends, but the one that really stands out and will surely have staying power this year is the bangle and cuff bracelet. You can either wear them stacked, embellished with gemstones, studs, and crystals, or you can mismatch them to complete a unique look. This trend was most recently spotted at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards, where supermodel Heidi Klum wore an assortment of Lorraine Schwartz diamond wood and platinum bangles. Also there, actress Kyra Sedgwick adorned an assortment of Ofira 18kt yellow gold diamond bangles put together with a milky emerald and diamond cuff. The list certainly goes on from there as well!
Everyone has been experimenting with this innovative look, from celebrities, to models, to everyday people, so you should definitely feel confident to try it out for yourself! You can find this look in most fashion forward stores, but some of the most beautiful and trendy jewelry comes from Forever 21, Anthropologie, Betsy Johnson, and Christian Dior. Major department stores such as Macy’s, Bloomingdales, and Nordstrom have been stocking up on this catchy trend as well. If you want to stand out even more from the rest of the crowd, then you should try out square bangles, which are currently debuting in stores. Square bangles have a funky, but very feminine edge to them. Top designer, Stella McCartney designs beautiful square bangles that can be purchased online at yoox.com.
The best way to wear bangles and cuffs is to either layer up to six on each arm, or to mismatch the colors and the width of the bracelets together. Mixing bright and neutral-toned bracelets look impeccable together with a beautiful outfit too. The most prevalent jewelry colors that were shown on the runway for the upcoming spring 2011 season were Russet, Silver Peony, and Silver Cloud. Russet is a classic brown color with a hint of red that is best demonstrated in gemstones like smoky quartz and tiger’s eye. Silver Peony is a color seen in a light Jasper, which resembles a natural fresh and light skin tone. Silver Cloud is a metallic like silver that is seen in gemstones such as grey cat’s eye, quartz with grey undertones, and lighter tones of hematite.
Some locations in Fort Lauderdale where you can buy trendy bracelets:
- Major department stores at the Galleria mall
- Las Olas Blvd. trendy boutiques, Ex: Shop 603
- Essentials Boutique located in the Harbor Shops at 1851 Cordova Road