Are you looking for a key piece of jewelry to update your wardrobe for spring-summer 2012? Let it be the bangle. This perennial favorite is back in a big way this year, stacked high and in bright colors to give new meaning to the phrase “arm candy”.
Why bangles? They’re the perfect complement to your arms as they reemerge from months of long sleeves and thick coats. Spring’s flowy fabrics and breezy silhouettes are nicely grounded by an armload of chunky bracelets. Bonus: while the rest of you might be in need of tanning and toning before summer exposure, your arms are fairly bare-worthy as soon as the weather gets warm, so there’s no need to be shy about showing them off!
The modern way to wear bangles calls for boldness; it’s all about stacking ’em up, in various colors and materials, for an armload of attention. Wooden cuffs, jeweled cuffs, metal cuffs—all can mix harmoniously on one arm. Just be sure to keep some sort of common theme running through the mix (like a color thread) if you want to avoid looking too mismatched.
Zariin has a host of hot bangles for mixing and matching with all of your new spring outfits. Try stacking these together: the ‘Blooming Beauties Agate’ gold cuff, with peach agate, rose quartz, and smoky topaz; the ‘Whispering Woods’ wood cuff, with pink agate, amethyst, pink corundum, citrine, and rose quartz; and the ‘Linked In’ gold cuff, made of 22kt gold. Keeping a theme of gold and rose quartz will make the stack feel sophisticated but not matchy-matchy.
Curious about Zariin? Now one of India’s most recognizable fashion brands, the jewelry company has taken the jewelry world by storm since its inception in 2010. Sisters and designers Mamta and Vidhi Gupta use semi-precious stones and contemporary designs to craft pieces that are both feminine yet bold, playful yet elegant. The sisters have plans to open a flagship store in India in the coming years.