I get major wrist envy every time I spot a street style snap. I love the look of a layered up bunch of bracelets, but I'm struggling with starting my own collection. Are there any rules? And where can I buy up? Jess, VIC.
The art of mastering the perfectly eclectic mix of wrist candy can be tricky, just ask Taylor Tomasi Hill who styled this fab bit of bling for Oroton. You want it to look effortless, but still styled — oui? The key is to not be too matchy-matchy with your bracelets. Start with a 'base' collection of three of four finer pieces in gold and silver that can be worn together, then add in coloured accents that you can change according to your mood/outfit. Childhood charm bracelets are good, as are classic pieces from Tiffany & Co,
<product target="_blank" href="http://www.melissaharrisjewellery.com/bracelets.htm">Melissa Harris</product> or Jan Logan. Counter the grown-up factor with a cheap and cheerful mix of small-scale beads, plaited cord friendship bracelets, coloured cuffs, enamel bangles or bejewelled bracelets. Check out the ranges at Sportsgirl, Ettika, Gorjana, Max & Chloe, Marc by Marc Jacobs and Tree of Life. Steer clear of oversized statement cuffs, as this will overpower the mix. Think small, delicate pieces with lots of variation for the perfect arm candy collection.