Fashion trends are a great way to experiment with your looks. Rather than follow the crowd, take each trend as inspiration to mix and match to your heart’s delight. The stacking bracelet trend is a fantastic place to start!
Bracelets are tiny touch-ups to any ensemble, adding a dash of complexity without extra work. Stacking your bracelets gives you even more room to play with your expression. You can mix up your bracelets depending on their style and color. You can also toss them together at random for surprising combinations!
Where did the stacking bracelet trend come from, anyway? Read our guide to learn about this thrilling technique and all the fashionable combinations awaiting you.
The Possible Origins of the Stacking Bracelet Trend
As the saying goes: there’s nothing new under the sun! So much of the fashion we know and love today is a remix of styles that came before. The stacking bracelet trend is no different.
Bloggers, designers, and fashionistas have been stacking bracelets for the past several years. This fashion trend has roots in several ancient cultures, from ancient India to ancient Egypt. Not only are stacked bracelets popular, stacked rings and bracelets also have widespread appeal.
Why not have the best of all worlds? We’re proud to offer individual bracelets as well as stacked bracelet combos in our shop. Whatever you need to feel like the best version of yourself!
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Tips for Stacking Your Bracelets
Not sure where to get started with so many options? We don’t like choice fatigue, either.
Stacking your bracelets and getting an impressive result depends on the following artistic foundations:
- Composition (aka how different items are arranged in relation to each other)
- Style (which fashion styles you’re taking inspiration from)
- Color scheme (the specific blend of colors you choose for the entire look)
- Texture (aka rough vs smooth, matte vs shiny, patterned versus simple)
- Function (you want to make sure you can wear this look all day long!)
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Gold Bangles and Fewer Accessories for a Minimalist Look
Do you prefer minimalist styles with fewer bells and whistles? We’re fond of using thin gold bracelets and silvery bangles for this stacked style.
Minimalism stresses shape language and a single focal point over all else. You can still try beaded bracelets or different colors as you build your stack. Another fun combo you can try is adding a more festive bracelet in-between your simpler ones.
Minimalist bracelet stacks seem like an oxymoron, but that’s far from the truth! Stacking your simple bracelets allows you to explore the boundaries of your style without going too far.
The top items we recommend for your elegantly minimalist bracelet stack are:
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Embrace Complexity With Complementary Colors and Shapes
You're in good hands if you’re on the other end of the fashion spectrum. We love how easy it is to build complex works of art on your wrists with a stacked bracelet!
Believe it or not, you can mix several styles and still make them look cohesive. Complex stacked bracelets can still have a sense of harmony when linked by color scheme or by style. For example, you can stack three bracelets with three different types of beads, but similar colors. Likewise, you can have bracelets with matching beads but completely different colors.
Complex bracelet stacks are boho chic personified. These combos represent a free spirit unconstrained by conventional mixing and matching.
Our recommendations for your complex and whimsical bracelet stack are:
Try a Pre-made Bracelet Stack to Get Started
If you need help getting started, we have pre-made bracelet stacks with your name on it. Each stack carries its own unique personality to suit your next get-together or photoshoot.
The Mermaid Elle Stack for Fantasy Lovers
If you’re a dreamer with a fondness for mermaids and fairy tales, the Mermaid Elle Stack is the one for you. We combined iridescent quartz with hematite beads and gold beads for an enchanting finish.
The Staycation Stack for the Gracefully Refined
Caught between minimalism and detail? Our Staycation Stack will scratch both itches for you. We mixed hematite beads, crystal, and quartz to shake up the texture while keeping to a white and gold color scheme.
The Pop of Color Stack for the Bold Fashionista
Are you the kind of fashionista that wears bright lippie and splashy outfits? The Pop Of Color Stack will give you a brilliant blend of magenta, gold, and pink for your next blowout look. We added a mix of wood and quartz beads to boost visual flavor.
STACK ALL YOUR ACCESSORIES
While bracelet stacking is a gorgeous trend that’s guaranteed to never go out of style, it’s not the only jewelry you can stack! Why stop at bracelets when you can stack your necklaces and rings too?
If you’re truly into the stacking trend, then you won’t be content with just stacking your bracelets. There’s a big world of jewelry stacking out there, and we’re going to run through the basics with you so you can make your jewelry stacking dreams a reality!
LAYER DAINTY NECKLACES AND CHAINS
Necklaces look gorgeous when they’re stacked! It adds a unique level of depth to your accessorizing and creates a focal point for your ensemble. One of the best necklace stacking trends is layering dainty, minimalist necklaces with chain link necklaces.
This almost creates an optical illusion for others. It’s hard to tell which chain is thin and which follows the chain link pattern. Your necklaces will seem to blend into each other until you can’t tell where one starts, and another begins!
It’s a gorgeous way to individualize your jewelry and have a look that’s so uniquely you!
STACK THEMED RINGS
Stacking themed rings is a great way to draw someone’s eye with a simple wave of your hand. You can stack rings with different gemstones, different bands, or just simple styles. As long as they fit a similar theme- i.e. the gemstones are all birthstones for people you care about, the bands represent different stages in your life, the styles are all earth-themed, it’s guaranteed to be a conversation piece and a unique style!
These Signature Stack Rings are the perfect way to get started!
DON’T FORGET HAIR ACCESSORIES
Stacking hair accessories is as common a technique as stacking bracelets or rings, which will help you stand out and show off your individual style! You can stack hair accessories in a ton of different ways, and we’re going to give you some examples to help you get started.
Hairbands are a great place to start. You’ll want to get a few of the thin ones rather than the larger, clunky styles. Grab a few different shades and put three of them in place. This can create a rainbow effect, or you can pick different shades of the same color for a fade effect. It’s a great way to showcase your style in a unique way.
Another idea involves using lengths of beaded links or links with feathers. You can weave these into your hair and layer them to create a look that’s never been seen before! The myriad of ways you can customize your hair in this way guarantees you’ll always have a hairstyle that no one else has.
Be Bracelet Bold!
The bracelet stack trend isn’t just here to stay…it technically never left! This fantastic trend has roots in ancient cultures, reviving itself in many modern looks on Instagram and Pinterest.
Building your bracelet stack is similar to crafting a painting. Pulling off an iconic look means considering composition, style, color scheme, texture, and function. That said, don’t be afraid to experiment! These fashion rules exist to be bent and broken to your heart’s delight.
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