John Peterson

Stylish Types of Bracelets to Spice Up Your Wardrobe

Bracelets have always been one of the most popular fashion accessories, and for good reason too: There are so many varieties that you’ll always be able to get one that’s suitable for whatever outfit you intend to wear and whatever event you’re dressing up for.

The variety has its downside though, which is that you can easily get confused and a bit lost when trying to make a choice of which ones to buy. To help you, here are some of the most common types, their features and how best you can style them:

Bangle Bracelets                                                                       

These bracelets are very popular, largely due to their versatility and how easily they can be dressed up or down. They are circular and rigid, and can be made from a variety of materials, precious and non-precious. These include plastic, glass, silver, gold and more.

In styling them, consider whether the material is plain, patterned or inset with jewels. Wear the understated ones with formal attire and the more exotic ones when you want a more casual look.

Cuff Bracelets

The first thing you might notice about these bracelets is that they do not form a complete circle, in that there is usually a gap on the inner side of your wrist. They come in a variety of materials too, but men tend to go with the leather ones while women lean toward the silver and gold pieces.

They are more casual and exotic so wear them on evenings out with friends or other fun settings. Also remember to limit the other jewelry pieces so because it’s easy to overwhelm your outfit when you already have an exotic cuff bracelet on.

Link Bracelets

They are made from many linking or connecting pieces of jewelry. More often than not, it’ll be a simple chain link made of silver or gold, but you could also find more elaborate ones made out of crafted links of other metals.

These pieces have a subtle, understated look about them than just exudes practicality, meaning that you’ll be able to wear them with any kind of outfit.

Tennis Bracelets

Tennis bracelets are usually in the higher end of the range because of the precious stones that are inset in them. That design is why they are often referred to as diamond line bracelets.

As long as you match the colors correctly, you’ll be able to wear them with a wide range of outfits, both formal and informal.’

Charm Bracelets

Charm bracelets are called that because of the pendants (also called ‘charms’) that are attached to the main bracelets, which are usually plain chains made from silver or gold.

You can showcase your personality through the charms you attach. Some of the most common options are those that are inscribed with quotes, sayings of love or even your name or that of a loved one.

They are more casual and can be noisy sometimes, depending on the kind of charms you’ve attached, so you should generally stick to wearing them in informal settings.