Beautiful Baubles: Layering Bracelets 101

There’s nothing we like more than a good arm party, but there is an art to curating the perfect wrist full of blinged-out bracelets. A few simple tricks will help you nail a complementary combination and prevent bracelets from toppling to the front of your hand every time you move your arm. To master the art of stacking of baubles, we asked accessory aficionado Shahrnaz Shifteh to give us a crash course in how to properly rock an arm party. Click through for Shifteh’s foolproof tips — your naked wrists will be glad you did.

Mix & Match

When layering bracelets, don’t shy away from mixing and matching a variety of colors and materials. “The trick is to make sure they’re all the same diameter so they don’t topple to the front of your hand,” advised Shifteh. “Gemstones, beads, rubber — anything goes if you keep the diameter of your bracelets consistent.” This trick also ensures that any charms are visible when the bracelets are stacked.

Similar Stack

“Layering a bunch of the same bracelets results in a more dramatic look,” said Shifteh. “To create this layered effect, you should stock up on bracelets when you find ones you like.” In this look, Shifteh piled on rhinestone bracelets and pearl bracelets in two iridescent shades, pale green and lavender. Again, the bracelets should have the same diameters to prevent unwanted toppling.

Curating Classics

For an updated take on a classic look, pair a variety of gold bangles with several of the same pearl bracelets. Gold bangles with simple details nicely complement pearl bracelets with black and gold accents. “This look works because the diameter of the bracelets are similar so they fall together nicely,” explained Shifteh.

Time to Layer Up

Incorporate a watch into a layered look by pairing it with several thick bangles of similar widths. Be sure to match your metals for a complementary combo. “Don’t be afraid to wear large pieces on one wrist — or even on both wrists,” said Shifteh. “If you have one or two bangles on one wrist, wear a watch on the other to balance it out.”

Statement Bangles

“Animal prints can be mixed and matched much more manageably when it’s done with jewelry because it’s such a small amount of print,” explained Shifteh. The key is to choose animal prints that play off your outfit’s color palette. In this look, the leopard bangle complements the red skirt while the zebra print bangle is a variation of the stripe motif.

Bachelor spoilers 2014: Chris Harrison all but confirms who Juan Pablo picks

The Bachelor spoilers 2014 just keep coming! As we near Hometown dates, the Fantasy Suite episode and the finale itself, we can now say almost without a doubt that Reality Steve has been on-point with his information all season and is going to maintain this streak through the finale. (Yeah, yeah, he was wrong last time. We know.)

We believe he has the goods this year partially because franchise host Chris Harrison practically confirmed the Bachelor Season 18 spoilers surrounding Juan Pablo Galavis during a Feb. 19 media call!

Speaking specifically about Nikki Ferrell and Clare Crawley, Harrison told reporters, “And so it’s interesting. If they got to see that side of each other, which they will when they watch the show back. They’ll probably come to the ‘After the Final Rose’ show and say, ‘You know what? We were probably more similar than we thought.'”

Bachelor Spoilers 2014: Chris Harrison Confirms Nikki and Clare Are Juan Pablo’s Final Two…Oops!

Well, if Clare and Nikki are both present for the “After The Final Rose” filming, that means they pretty much had to have been the final two women in the competition. That’s how this thing works. All the other ladies, rejected previously during Season 18, will have their moment to cry, gripe, gossip or tell America ‘I have moved on and I’ve never been happier’ during the “Women Tell All” special that will air March 3 between Hometown/Fantasy Suite week (Feb. 24 and 25) and The Bachelor 2014 finale on March 10.

The hour-long “ATFR” special, which airs just after the finale wraps up, is only for Juan Pablo, the most recently-jilted bachelorette and the lady who actually won Juan Pablo’s heart. Or did she? Reality Steve has been saying for months Nikki is definitely the one who Juan Pablo picked on the Season 18 finale, but that there is major trouble in paradise. In a nutshell, Steve-O says home-girl is getting played.