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Short Stacks

As accessorizing junkies, we almost feel naked if we leave the house without bracelets.  And like potato chips and margaritas, you can’t have just one.  There are no rules when it comes to stacking bracelets.  You can mix metals, bangles with links, pretty much anything that makes you feel good.  Here are some examples of combinations that we like.  We hope that you find some that you like too!

 

The memory wire bracelet above (shown in both gold (similar) and silver(similar)) was offered by Stella and Dot several years ago. You could substitute a stack of thin bangles or try this similar option. The silver stone bangle (a gift from big sister Cindy…you’ll see the gold option later) is actually made from a guitar string. The gold memory wire is paired with a gold link bracelet (similar) with a tassel and pearl charm.

 

These two stacks offer very different looks. On the left, we have paired a chunky crystal with two handmade thin rhinestone bracelets made by a local artist. The chunky crystal (similar) shown is in a dark topaz color but any color crystal will look great. The thin bracelets are offered in varying stone sizes and different colors of leather thread. On the right, it’s all about color. The framed stone link bracelet (similar) is a great anchor to the bangles. We have mixed different color bamboo bangles (similar here and here) with thin gold that have a rhinestone detail (similar). You could also pair the green stone bracelet with plain gold bangles for a more effortless look. All of these were offered a few years ago by Stella and Dot (seeing a pattern here?) but try these similar options.

 

On the left, we have paired two of Alison’s favorite pieces from her jewelry stash. The topaz tennis bracelet (similar) was a splurge that she has never regretted. It’s not a bad idea to have a few classics that you can mix with inexpensive pieces. The setting on the bracelet is mixed metals so it goes with anything. The stacked circle bracelet (similar) is a recent purchase from Stitch Fix that is already getting a lot of wear. The gold option on the right is mixing four different styles in one stack. A gold (or silver) link (similar) is a must have. So is a plain bangle. Added to this stack is a turquoise beaded multi-strand with a tassel embellishment (similar). We have finished with an open bangle dumbbell.

 

We love these snake chain crystal bracelets that are paired with the memory wire bracelet. They come in different colors and a stack of just them would be beautiful! The stack on the right is very traditional and can work for both dressy or casual occasions (gold link bracelet).

On the left, the silver link bracelet is an investment but will never go out of style. And it can be paired with just about anything. Here, it looks great with thin gold bangles with rhinestone detail and the gold version of the guitar string bracelet. The other combination includes options we have already featured…the gold link with the pearl and tassel charm and the snake chain crystal bracelets. We love this stack!

We couldn’t resist using the topaz tennis bracelet again. It looks great with this wide gold cuff. Of course, it looks great with almost anything. The chunky dark topaz crystal is another piece that gets a lot of wear. We love it with this gold cuff with rhinestone detail (similar). Two more stacks that can go dressy or casual.

We thought it would be fun to include our everyday stacks. Above, Tracy usually goes with her large face watch (cuts down on the necessity of grabbing the reading glasses to find out the time!) and adds several thin cuffs (similar). The other arm is all about Alex & Ani…..love, love love these eco-conscious bracelets.

Alison’s everyday stack is more just a little stackette. Her investment link bracelet looks beautiful with her stainless watch….minimalist but perfect!