Pondering The Rise of Bangle and Bracelet Stacks

"I love an over-the-top pile of accessories. I like to make things as easy on myself as possible, and I find that if you know you're going to have an eye-catching jangle of bracelets (and rings! And earrings! And maybe even a necklace!), you can wear anything (jeans and a tee; an easy-breezy shift dress) and look "done." The catch is to not overthink it. If you like something, wear it—and feel free to wear the same thing every day. (It can become your signature!) Pro tip: I love the look of jumbles of gold bracelets. Old, broken watches are super cheap at flea markets and junk shops. Scoop 'em up and wear them all!" - Verena von Pfetten, Executive Digital Editor

Contributing Digital Editor

It's been quite a while since Leandra Medine, creator of ManRepeller.com, popularized (and trademarked) her world-famous "arm party" style of bangle stacking. It's a simple practice of ladening your arms with as many pieces of jewelry as possible—watches, bangles, dainty chains, friendship bracelets, rubber bands, whatever you can find. Like most trends in fashion, it's polarizing. Having seen and heard many arguments on both sides, we thought it time to ask our editors if they prefer a full-blown arm party or a party of one.


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