The variety of metals and natural fibers, such as copper, silver, gold, leather and wood, used to make cuff bracelets is a testament of the historical nature of this piece of jewelry. Women of Greek-Roman, Egyptian, Native American and many more cultural and ethnic backgrounds often historically adorned themselves with a cuff bracelet. It is compelling that one piece of jewelry remains an enduring favorite centuries later.
I am currently very smitten with the cuff bracelet because it is such a versatile piece of jewelry. It is a powerful statement piece whether worn solo on the wrist or surrounded by multiple thin-band bangles and a watch which is the current trend.
The bracelets below are at the top of my list due to their striking yet elegant vibe. Both are a perfect match for a minimalist, streamlined outfit such as a sheath or shirtdress worn with a pair of pumps.
|cc skye Turnlock Cage bracelet|
$175, shopbop, www.shopbop.com
|Juicy Couture B Wild Haircalf cuff bracelet, $88,|
revolve clothing, www.revolveclothing.com
Cuff bracelets enhance the following garments and outfits:
- A t-shirt and skinny jeans
- A sleeveless sheath dress
- A maxi-dress
Remember to keep the rest of the jewelry worn with your outfit to a minimum. Cuff bracelets are best paired with either earrings or a necklace; not both. I personally prefer not to wear other jewelry with a cuff bracelet. This type of bracelet can overshadow other types of jewelry.