Heed the advice of our Fashion Guru, Pamela Watson
Stacking is a trend that is all the rage lately for accessorizing your wrists and fingers.The concept is to wear layers of jewelry all at the same time. I am concerned about this trend in the workplace. I believe there is a fine line in taste vs. tacky and I wanted to show you how to stay “tastefully in trend” at the office.
Here are a few tips and tricks to help master the art of layering bracelets:
1. Create a Theme: Try sticking with complementary hues or a single color story; this will keep you from looking like a candy factory!
2. Add a watch! Might as well be functional AND fashion forward!
3. Focus your look around one statement piece and work around it. Add metals and textures with elements like beading or leather in different widths and colors to give your look some depth
4. Keep the number of pieces you wear to no more than 4-5 pieces. If you are wearing especially chunky items keep it down to 3 (even 2) and maybe add a thin pop of color to break it up! The change in size adds a little dimension!
Another big stacking craze is the assorted, stacked ring look. You have seen it all over the red carpets with Hollywood style-setters like Solange Knowles, Kristen Stewart, and Nicole Richie.I find this to be another trend worth wearing but tastefully understated for the workplace.
Here are a few tips for stacking your rings the right way for work (and any other time if you like):
1. Mix and match your rings, pile them on a single digit and you are free to wear them on both hands preferably one digit each hand.
2. Try some eclectic rings in varying sizes, stay clear of too chunky ones. Some of the knuckle length rings can make it difficult to write or type with them on.
3. Medium width to dainty memory rings (the ones that sit at the top of your finger, above the knuckle) are great options and add intrigue to your stacked look without interfering with your ability to easily type, write, juggle or whatever you do at work…it works!
A handful of gorgeous stacked rings leave you wanting more and that is ok for after the work clock stops!
Statement Necklaces, arm candy or stacked rings are not to all be worn together all in one look either. Less is more is always my mantra.
Pamela Watson is an experienced stylist who currently works as the trend expert for Builders of Style, where she prepares A-list clients for red carpet events, music videos, concerts, and award shows.