ACCESSORIES REPORT: Don’t Be Tardy for the “Arm Party!”

When Man Repeller Leandra Medine invited us all to rage with an arm party and later coined the term, she started a serious accessory revolution. The “arm party,” as Medine describes, is “the act of outfitting one’s wrist in several fancy contents (e.g friendship bracelets, cuffs, leather wrap threads, multiple watches) that blend together in a dynamic way that screams ARM PARTY (sometimes redefined as a rager, soiree, gathering, fiesta, depending on the nature of said party.” This fad of stacking bracelets, mixing patterns and prints, gems and jewels, and an array of shiny metals adds a quirky, splash of fun to any ensemble.

This Fashionista chooses to balance her outfit by going heavy on the arms and easy on the clothing. By sticking to the basics and neutral hues adds an element of effortlessness yet stylability. Choosing to layer a leather jacket over a black faux fur vest over a comfy white knit sweater is the perfect winter combination of comfort and class. Adding tan snakeskin oxfords and an oversized leather bag lightens up this Fashionista’s look.

The subtle, yet most innovative aspect of this Fashionista’s outfit is the way she chooses to accessorize. To begin, this Fashionista builds an “arm party” clad with a silver watch, white rope wrap bracelet, a string of diamonds, and even doubling her hair elastic as a bracelet- she then stacks two silver rings to take an extra step. This Fashionista proves that beauty has earned the ability to act as an accessory of its own. Sporting ombred hair (another Man Repeller favorite) and neon, Barbie pink nails (like OPI's “Shorts Story” color), it’s easy to spice up one’s outfit with subtle pops of color and metallics.

Spotted: Bergdorf Goodman’s prized possession Kelly Wearstler showed a contemporary feminine line accessorized to the max with layers of costume jewelry. In a more serious manner, Michael Kors androgynous gone glamour collection added dark and metal jewels. With the “arm party” trend seen infamously on street-style setters, it’s easy to emulate such a popular trend thanks to jewelry goddesses like DANNIJO, Fallon, and nOir. Go ahead, grab inspiration from trend reports and soon you’ll be channeling your inner friendship-bracelet making days of childhood’s past.

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