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Stacking Wristwear: Explained

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We’re back again with more insights into the jewellery trends identified by uber-stylish blogger Alex Stedman of The-Frugality.com.

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We’ve already looked at the current fashion for Irregular Earrings and Eclectic Rings, and this week we’re talking about one trend that’s going nowhere fast: Stacking Wristwear.

We met with Alex recently to learn more about the trend:

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Whether it’s bracelets, bangles, cuffs or watches, right now you want to be wearing all of your arm candy at once. The look has been featured on fashion catwalks heavily, and it’s arguably inspired by those festival chic girls wearing a summer’s-worth of Access All Areas wristbands like badges of honour.

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A jeweller’s interpretation of this is naturally a lot more luxe, and there’s a million and one looks you can create at home by incorporating your own jewellery box heroes; if you’re struggling for inspiration, sites like Pinterest and Instagram are absolutely crammed with stylish ideas. Generally speaking, though, there are no rules – so if it looks right, it is!

That said, here’s a few pointers to get you started:

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Be sure to include a pop of colour; Lola Rose has a huge range of beaded bracelets for you to choose from. The Erskine (pictured above) is a great place to start, whether you opt for bright Blue Dumortierite or Pink Calcite for an injection of brightness, or select Black Agate to take the look to a more glamorous, eveningwear place. If the Erskine doesn’t tickle your fancy, try the Valerie or Marylebone designs instead, pictured below and also available in a choice of colours – we’ve gone for White Sea Shell and Grey Agate here.

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Geometric or architectural pieces can help anchor your look; a chunky bangle or cuff is spot-on, like Sigal Style’s Boa Luxe design; alternatively go for this plaited wave piece or a simple station bangle, both from Eternal.

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A large-faced timepiece will help you score extra style points. Skagen’s slim mesh strap watch comes in a choice of colours, or if you’re indecisive Gossip have a set of three with glittery faces in silver, gold and rose gold-look finishes, with faux leather straps to match.

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If you want to dress your stack up for a more formal occasion, keep pieces within a single tonal range to give the trend a refined flavour. Silver and gunmetal finishes complement beautifully against black or white stones, and this delicate bar bracelet from Diamonique is a beautiful way to add some subtle sparkle. Grey or white pearls from Honora would make a great alternative if you prefer these – we picked out some stretch bracelets to get your stack started. If you’re keeping things casual, though, mixed metals and coloured pearls can look achingly cool.

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And you’re ready! Send images of your stack to us on Instagram by tagging us @QVCUK with the hashtag #QVCJewelleryMonth.

Before we go, one final touch: give your nail varnish a quick update so it complements your newly-curated look. Try Leighton Denny’s five-piece Backstage Pro collection to get your paws on an assortment of shades to complement every kind of stack.

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