The Arm Party: Cool Bracelets to Shop Right Now

Stack up your wrists with cuffs, bangles and bracelets to create the ultimate arm party

Picture / Guy Coombes

Why wear one bangle when you can wear 10? Take your style cues from good time gals Kylie and Trina here, who like to brighten up their look with the addition of multiple bejewelled cuffs, glittering bangles and beaded bracelets, all stacked on top of one another.

Layering statement wristwear is the perfect way to have fun with accessories and offset classic separates like crisp white shirts or a little black dress.

Mix and match like The Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine, who coined the term "arm party" and prefers to mix her gold Cartier band with colourful friendship bracelets. Or, pick up beaded bangles from Trade Aid or your local market and layer with bejewelled cuffs and delicate diamond bracelets, like Italian stylist Giovanna Battaglia.

For something classic, look to the late and great Diana Vreeland for inspiration. The legendary magazine editor liked to stack tonal metals over her shirt cuffs, for a look that was maximalist in its approach, undeniably chic - and a lot of fun.

  • Trina (left) wears Trelise Cooper costume jewel snap bracelet, $95, and Western buckle bracelet $115. Vintage resin bangle, $95, from Jetset Bohemian. Swarovski wrap bracelet $119. Vintage Companies textured 80s cuff, $729, from Love and Object. Kylie (right) wears Swarovski snap bracelet $299, double twist cuff, $699, and leaf detail bracelet $449. Beaded bangle, $35, from Jetset Bohemian.

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