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How to host an arm party

How to... assemble an arm party

A vibrant collection of arm candy can add flair to any outfit. Follow these simple steps to amass the perfect collection of bracelets.

Start out with a statement piece

How to... assemble an arm party

A watch is a great statement piece to start off your arm-candy collection. This is because a watch is so versatile. Watches can be simple for wearing in the workplace or dressed up for a night on the town. The first piece is what all the other bracelets will be centered on, so make sure the watch has your personality in it and catches attention. A watch like this Michael Kors watch ($295) serves as a perfect focal point of your arm party.


Add an accompanying cuff with texture

How to... assemble an arm party

Coupling the watch with a smaller cuff is a great way to show volume. Choose a cuff with color and stone, such as turquoise or coral. A cuff with shape and a range of different materials, such as the cuff featured above from Tory Burch ($95), can be worn for all occasions.


Increase volume

How to... assemble an arm party

An arm party is all about having balance but still including flair and personality. Textures such as leather, rope and metal can be combined to show a wide range of material and color. Cuffs can also be bought with multiple layers, which is great for achieving this look. This heavy bangle from Fossil ($58) is a prime example of how one bracelet can add so much.


Finish off with simplicity

How to... assemble an arm party

For the final touches, put on a few simple silver or gold bangles. To make the look more casual, you can add some thread-drawn bracelets or plain leather bands. A set of plain bangles, like this one from Nordstrom ($98), will match anything and still have attitude. Don't be afraid to mix silver and gold — it's all about creating an armful of fun patterns and colors!

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