UPPER ARM CUFFS.HOW TO & WHY YOU SHOULD.

It’s a trend! It’s a trend! It’s a trend!!!  And I can assure you it’s going NOWHERE.It is here to STAY. Even Rihanna thinks so.

Maybe it’s just me but I believe most of the jewelry trends “happening” are a version of those during the Greek Empire times. Now, I am an old soul and I love how they dressed and put things together, just look at the effortless “slayage”. I mean who doesn’t? But lets look at the Upper Arm Cuffs, we see them then and here they are, re-surfacing now. They have been around for a while but for a reason, they have gotten mad popular. Do I own one? I suggest you do not ask too many questions.

So, let’s get to it.

UPPER ARM CUFFS.

Jewelry has never failed to bring life to an outfit and enhance one’s  best features. So what other way to rock that if not with a bold, striking and attention-grabbing piece of statement jewelry? So here we welcome the Upper Arm Cuff/Ring.

 “It’s not just about the kind of bracelet you wear, but where you wear it matters too.”

gypsyUpper arm cuffs will always be  your go-to accessories when it’s that time for tank tops and vests.  Make sure you tone your arms before wearing these fashion must-have’s though. I mean lets work on those arms because this piece will inevitably draw a lot of attention to your upper arm and we don’t want it looking random now do we? NO. So hit that work-out routine lady.

But hey,there’s no such thing as a bad body type. You can still “kill it” and look stylish and confident no matter what. Its all about dressing to highlight your best features and downplaying your trouble spots.

That said, if you do have fat arms, you are not allowed to sit in the corner and cry as you wait for this trend to die out. (which I highly doubt). So for the ladies with big arms, the size and length as well as the texture of the cuff do matter.In line with YOUR arm length and height.A tight and small cuff will look out of place, so why not go for the stretchy ones or the wider ones. And if you are petite (yours truly), less chunky and less large will do the trick. gold-upper-arm-cuff-armlet-by-tonedelite-28dollars

“Arm cuffs are the best way to highlight the guns (or to distract from a lack of guns).”

Here are the hottest upper arm bracelet themes:

Geometric

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Yantra geometric arm cuff.

 Think  shapes, don’t complicate it.Let’s see,chevrons, circles, triangles, concentric squares and more. Geometric-inspired shapes have been and will always be a major element on runways and haven’t lost their esteemed position.

 Snakes snake

Ancient Egypt come to mind yet? The coiling snake looks amazing on upper arm bracelets. Scale-like pattern and gem eyes or a thin-gauge wire with coiled ends,this piece screams “Egyptian” anything. So waltz like one and bask in that glory darling.

Chain

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 Maybe it’s the base that is chain, or the adornments are chain, either way, the look is captivating. Chain wrapped around the arm has been accented with more chain looped and dangling, sometimes with charms or stones such as turquoise for a pop of color.

 

Fringe and Tassels

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Leather Arm cuffs by boho jewelry.

 Love that dangling and swinging feel to your jewelry? This free-swinging trend is not over yet. Fringe is flattering on upper arms, easily blocking any tiny bit of “bulge” securing a cuff may cause.Tassels and fringe come in a variety of  materials including leather,seed beads and more.

 Metals

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Maison Martin Margiela Metal arm cuff-Maison Margiela

Thinner bangles or cuffs–often considered Greek-goddess inspired–squeeze to conform to your arm.

So, I do hope I helped a sister out on this one and made many realise they need at least one arm cuff, for that “Look-at-me” day. This is my way of saying “buy as many as you can”. But remember,

The key is to keep it simple and either work your outfit around one big eye-catching piece, or to work well-coordinated Arm Cuffs into your look by striking the right balance.

xoxo,

TiSha.

 

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