5 December, 2013

Sassy’s guide to perfecting that arm party – stack ’em up!

5 December, 2013

Creeping up your around your arms and weighing down your wrists is a trend that has taken the fashion world by storm. I’m talking about the party that everyone is invited to and where no one needs to RSVP… it’s called the arm party and it’s about time I showed you how to perfect your jewellery pile for all occasions (just in time for all those upcoming holiday soirees too)! So without further ado, here’s my guide to how to work an arm party… bring on the bling!

arm party 1Left to right: Michael Kors Slim Runway Black Watch, Folli Follie Match & Dazzle Bracelet, Marc by Marc Jacobs Big Logo Hinge Bracelet, Kate Spade Skinny Minnie Bow Bangle Bracelet

For starter arm party stackers, you can go dainty and sweet – a mix of rose gold lends a unique edge to these slim stunners! I love this Michael Kors watch with the wrap-around snake band, whilst a triple dose of girly glam in the way of these Folli Follie, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Kate Spade bangles will show you mean business without distracting from the main point.

arm party 2Bottom to top: Michael Kors Skylar Crystal Bezel Watch, What The Frock Blue Petal Bracelet, John & Pearl Tiba Bracelet, Juicy Couture Pave Station Octagon Bracelet, Anura Bracelet, Emi & Eve Unity Bracelet

For your weekend wear, you can go a bit more boho and add some more colour and texture! Again we start with a basic Michael Kors watch and then add a blue bubbly bracelet from local brand What the Frock’s new jewellery line. On top of that, I chucked on the John & Pearl bracelet from our fave new jewellery site Bottica, then a pave stone bangle from Juicy Couture; this, plus the Emi & Eve ring and rhinestone bangle (which is made of recycled bullets!), add just the right amount of elegance to the look. This blue Anura friendship-style bracelet from The9thMuse adds one more element of interest – or you can even learn to make your own with the help of local DIY blogger Vanessa of All Things Indulgent here!

arm party 3Left to right: Marc by Marc Jacobs MBM3177 Blade Watch, Grey Ram Bracelet, Alexander McQueen 3D Skull Bracelet, Gold Screw You Bracelet, Folli Follie Carma Bangle, Pandora Sparkling Bracelet

One thing I hear all the time is girls asking if it is OK to mix silver and gold. Not only is it OK, but it is highly encouraged! This Marc by Marc Jacobs watch starts the mélange for you and we continue it with this distinctive rams head cuff from Callixto; instead of traveling all over to find original add-ons, let Callixto’s globe-trotting founder Sasha Denning do it for you and shop more of her unique travel finds on her site, including this gold “Screw You” bracelet! The McQueen skull bangle from Backroom adds even more edge to the look, then balance out the rocker vibe with a sparkling girlie charm bracelet from Pandora. This is a piece you can add to over the years and maybe even one day pass down to your little girl… though we have a feeling she might want this whole stack whilst she’s at it!

In addition to the sites and brands listed here, you can also check out Polkadot Boutique, Edit, Caty, Glamourpods, Lola & Syd, and newbie Tina’s Choice for more great arm stacking finds. If you are interested in wearing more local brands, then check out our list of HK’s Best Independent Jewellery Designers too.

Happy stacking!


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