One of the top questions I get from my male clients is how can they wear jewelry, specifically bracelets. Jewelry for men can be a tricky one, but once you see how it’s done, you’ll be rocking it with confidence.
I’ll tackle each jewelry type eventually, but let’s start with bracelets. I’ve been seeing more and more men either rocking or wanting to rock bracelets. Men’s bracelets are a subtle and great way to add a stylish touch to any outfit, whether you’re dressing up for a formal occasion or just adding a little extra flair to your everyday look.
But with so many different styles of men’s bracelets available, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are a few tips to help you choose the right bracelet for your style:
Choose the Right Material
Men’s bracelets come in a wide variety of materials, including leather, metal, and beads. Leather bracelets are a great choicefor a casual, rugged look, while metal bracelets can add a touch of elegance to a more formal outfit. Beaded bracelets can be a great way to add a pop of color to your wrist and can work well with both casual and dressy attire.
Stone bracelets consist of round gem stones on a stretchy string. They are an easy choice and compliment many types of outfits.
Leather bracelets are great for the understated guy who might not like stone bracelets. They come in different styles like a woven/rope look or something more simple and solid.
Chain bracelets come in many different thicknesses and metals. They are a great choice for someone who want a bit more flash in their look.
Solid metal bracelets have more of an elegant touch to them. They are a great choice for the dressy guy who wants a bit more shine.
Beaded bracelets have more of a bohemian look to them. They give off an earthy vibe and are a great choice for someone who wants to look more boho.
A cuffed bracelet doesn’t go all the way around and is easy to put on and take off. Cuffed bracelets come in metals and are great for someone who wants a unique twist in their bracelet.
Consider Your Personal Style
When choosing what type of bracelet you want to wear, consider your personal style. Do you prefer a more classic and understated look, or are you drawn to bold and edgy accessories? Think about the colors and materials you typically wear, and look for a bracelet that complements your existing wardrobe. For example, if you like for of unstated or rugged look, going for a stone, beaded or leather bracelet might be your go to choice. However, if you like more of a modern look, going for a gold or silver chain bracelet might be more your flavor. Lastly, if you’re into a bit of a dressier look, going for a solid metal bracelet with give you that elegant look.
You will notice any type of bracelet can work with a number of personal styles, let’s take a look at some examples and see which ones speak to you.
Rugged style with stone bracelets
Beaded bracelet + t-shirt + casual blazer + pocket square
Dressy style with beaded bracelets
Beaded bracelets + grey suit + white dress shirt + camel coat
Smart casual style with a nautical leather bracelet
Leather anchor bracelet + button down + linen chinos
Smart casual style with a leather and metal bracelet
Metal and leather bracelet + ring + bomber jacket + henley
Stone, leather and metal with a rugged look
Gem and beaded bracelet + leather jacket + grey hoodie + white t-shirt + leather necklace + ring
When it comes to men’s bracelets, size matters. A bracelet that is too big or too small can look awkward and uncomfortable. Be sure to measure your wrist and choose a bracelet that fits comfortably, without slipping or sliding around.
Gem and beaded bracelets usually have an elastic that makes it easy to wear and adjustment isn’t really required. Leather bracelets are usually adjustable.
Metal bracelets can be a bit more tricky and it’s important to get the correct size off the bat. Chain bracelets can be adjusted.
Mix and Match
Don’t be afraid to mix and match different styles and materials of bracelets to create a unique look. Layering multiple bracelets can add a sense of depth and texture to your outfit, and can help you express your personal style in a fun and creative way.
Pay Attention to Detail
When it comes to accessorizing, it’s all about the details. Be sure to pay attention to the details of your outfit and choose a bracelet that complements your overall look. If you’re wearing a watch, for example, choose a bracelet that complements the style and color of your watch band.
Things to Avoid
Don’t over do stacking bracelets, you don’t want too much bulk on your wrist. If you’re stacking bracelets and feel in doubt, take one bracelet off. 3 bracelets is a good rule to stick by, however, if you want to wear more, you totally can. If you have thicker/bigger wrists, more looks good, if you have thin wrists, more might look a bit over the top.
Also, it’s important to consider the occasion you are wearing the bracelet to, for example, if you’re wearing a suit for an important business meeting, ditch the leather, beads and gems, and go for metal. However, if you are wearing a suit to a friends dinner, you can consider the leather, bead and gem bracelet.
From casual to formal, you rock bracelets with a number of outfits. Gem, beaded and leather usually look better with casual and smart casual looks, while metal bracelets look better with a dressed up look.
Where to get bracelets
You don’t need to spend a lot on your bracelets. Prices can range from $5 to $200, so see what fits your budget. I like to buy jewelry when I travel because it not only makes a great accessory, but an excellent souvenir. I also like to buy bracelets from is Etsy, they’re unique, handmade and the price point isn’t too bad. You can also find bracelets in bigger department stores like Nordstrom and Macys or stores like H&M, Zara and Express.
There you have it guys…wearing a men’s bracelet can be a great way to add a stylish touch to any outfit. With so many different styles and materials available, it’s easy to find a bracelet that complements your personal style and helps you express your unique sense of fashion. Just be sure to pay attention to the details and choose a bracelet that fits comfortably and complements your overall look.