Texturise to accessorise: chunky cuffs to uplift your office outfit
Go on, lust over them
The operative word here is texturise. Play up your office wear with these 12 chunky and exciting bracelets. We are talking about something embellished, wood bracelets or even an old school slap bracelet. Now, who said that office outfit is boring clearly isn’t looking the right direction.
Lanvin gold tone swarovski crystal bracelet
Don’t you just hate it when a bracelet has an awkward angular protrusion when you wear it on? Not with this luxe Lanvin bracelet that is crafted from linked hexagons. To put it simply, it is flexible to your wrist shape. Ultra eye-catching, this bracelet is lavishly embellished with sparkling champagne and clear Swarovski crystals.
Lanvin, Gold tone Swarovski crystal bracelet, $778 from Net-a-porter
We love the deep burgundy complete with white swirls on this bangle. Hand-sculpted in resin, thisbangle takes inspiration from the parti-coloured petals of orchids. A bold statement piece, you only need to wear it alone with a blouse or dress because it will be the centrepiece of your look.
Dinosaur designs, Orchid resin bracelet, $100 from Net-a-porter
A smooth, round cuff is always a go-to staple. Texture this in wood and finished in goldand you’ve got yourself a sophisticated cuff that will elevate any outfit. We recommend a colour block v-neck shift dress with this and a comfy pair of loafers.
Remember some time during 90s when slap bracelets were a thing? Mostly as a weapon of choice to a child than a bracelet really, but Balenciaga is bringing all of that back. Their ‘Cycle’ bracelet crafted from fluorescent yellow textured-leather with its moniker in commanding typography printed on. Be as bold and twin it with bright colour-blocked dresses or with a classic little black dress. Either way, you’re going to be the talk of the town, or office.
Balenciaga, Cycle textured-leather bracelet, $200 from Net-a-porter
Chunky bracelets often tend to be on the heavy side but this beauty from Marni is surprisingly lightweight. Strung in elastic with graduated gold-tone beads and black crystals arranged in tight florets, it is a breeze to slip on and off.
Marni, Gold and gunmetal tone crystal bracelet, $356 from Net-a-porter
It’s all about sustainable fashion now and Mango has jumped onto the bandwagon with their Committed line. A carefully curated collection that features environmentally sustainable fashion pieces. Within this, you will find minimal, natural and organic pieces that are chic and outstanding with modern spins and cutting-edge shapes.
Like these pair of wooden bracelets. They are simple, organic and layer on together fittingly. We envision this with a soft cotton white shift dress and hoop earrings for that eco-conscious Earth goddess look.
Imbued with a large sun disc clip, this charming bracelet from Oscar de la renta is absolutely lovely! Strung together by rows of linked geometric charms, the gold tone gleams softly, we can’t help but want one for ourselves!
Oscar de la renta, Ornate gold tone bracelet, $526 from Net-a-porter
Givenchy obsedia bracelet in tigers eye and black leather
Chic and nifty, this tiger’s eye obsedia bracelet from Givenchy has got us lusting for it. The black leather wraps around the wrist, giving definition and creating an illusion of a more slender arm and wrist. Pair it with a shift dress and you’re good to go.
Givenchy, Obsedia bracelet in tiger’s eye and black leather, $807 from Net-a-porter
If you’re going the elegant route, then this Etro bracelet might just be the thing for you. Crafted from smooth black satin, it is exquisitely decked with clusters of gray crystals. The soft salmon beads dipped in greige embellishments adds a feminine touch to it. You can wear yours with a classy work dress or culottes.
Etro, Satin, bead and crystal bracelet, $196 from Net-a-porter
Oh we know, the whole chain-and-choker trend is here to stay for awhile, so we suggest this arm candy by Eddie Borgo. Clean and modern, it is crafted from gleaming silver-plated brass and fastened with a safety clasp. We love this with a sheer crepe blouse and cigarette pants!
Eddie borgo, Safety chain silver plated bracelet, $267 from Net-a-porter
Balenciaga arena textured leather and gold tone bracelet
We can never forget Balenciaga’s iconic eyelet bracelets. Constantly evolving over the years, this particular piece is inspired from the ‘Arena’ sneakers by the brand. The faux distressed leather bracelet comes in a luscious wine hue, complete with two gold studs. Wear this with a structured black t-shirt and ripped jeans to dress-up that dress-down Friday!
Balenciaga, Arena textured leather and gold tone bracelet, $215 from Net-a-porter