Trendwatch: When one bracelet is not enough
A big trend this summer is for layered bracelets – that is wearing several bracelets on the same arm at once.
Which for those of us with an extensive bracelet habit is excellent news. Time to show several off at once.
And the really good news is that they don’t have to match. You can mix styles and materials to create your individual look. So that could be friendship bracelets (or some revived Shambala pieces) combined with silver bangles or a piece of vintage bling, mixing a Perspex cuff with simple beaded stretchies or adding in leather and recycled fabric numbers alongside a charm bracelet. The choice is endless.
First stop is obviously your jewellery box. It is time to take out all your bracelets and play. Try different combinations with your summer wardrobe. Be brave and experiment with items you wouldn’t normally together. And while you are having fun put aside any bracelets you don’t wear any more so their components can be recycled into some new jewellery.
But you don’t have to stop at existing jewellery. At London Jewellery School, we’ve of course been thinking about different bracelets we could make, so here are a few ideas to get you started.