Fashion Bracelets: Trends for Summer 2012

Fashion Bracelets: Trends for Summer 2012


This year, fashion bracelets from Jewelry and Bags are leaning toward a DIY look. Just about anything goes this season as long as you're expressing your individuality. Handmade bracelets, beaded bracelets, bangles and charm bracelets are among the hottest trends for 2012.

Stacked Bracelets

To stack fashion bracelets means to wear several of them on one wrist at the same time. They don't have to match at all, and they can go halfway up the arm for a trendy style. To create a unique look, place several bracelets on your wrist. They can include a mixture of colors, textures and materials. Just about anything goes this year.

Beaded Bracelets

Beaded bracelets never went out of style, but now they're red-hot. Even men are joining in on the trend to wear beaded bracelets that wrap around the wrist a few times. To get the most effect out of this look, wear several beaded bracelets together, or wear a single wrap bracelet around your wrist.

Religious Bracelets

Religious bracelets as fashion jewelry are big this year. It could be a simple, sideways cross on a bracelet or inspirational words printed on a metal bangle. Men and women proudly wear this style of fashion jewelry to display their faith and look trendy at the same time.

Chunky Bracelets/Bangles

Thick bangles usually come back in the summer because they look so good with summery dresses. This season, high-end fashion designers are creating unique designs on metal and wooden bangles. They are incorporating jewels, studs, carvings and ethnic patterns into their creations.

Spiked Fashion Bracelets

As a countertrend to the femininity of summer jewelry fashion bracelets with big, metal spikes are trending right now. Two or more rows of spikes are bound together with elastic for a snug fit. To soften this look, pair it with a skirt or dress and some heels.

Charm Bracelets

Charm bracelets aren't just for little girls anymore. Older women can rock this look very easily. Religious jewelry, skull pendants and tiny charms are fun to wear for a daytime look. Charm bracelets can be a problem for people who need to work with their hands, so they're best suited to the weekends.

Gold Bracelets

Celebrities love their gold jewelry right now. Everyone from Rihanna to Jennifer Aniston is wearing this trend. Simple, gold, cuff, fashion bracelets look very chic and elegant if you wear a single cuff on your wrist.