Arm Candy & Attire

Arm Candy & Attire

Yes Arm Candy, not your dapper beau but the shiny kind that comes after him.

This summer there seems to be double the choice of trinkets and baubles for your dainty wrists. Believe me accessories do the thang! Stacking glitzy bangles, or wearing a statement cuff on your tan wrists this summer will not only add a pleasant jingle to your stride but will add dimension to the trend you're wearing. Here I've put together 5 sleeveless summer staples infused with arm candy to boost and highlight your tanned arms and lend to the style of your choice. These trends return each year simply because they capture the essence of summer, offer comfort and ease in the heat and a single fuss free garment with lots of room to layer with accessories.

Though the trends are loosely slotted into a decade there's no rules as such. The most amazing part about being a woman is that fashion is just an extension of your beauty and persona. Attire is just one way of celebrating your feminine form that speaks of personal style. You can be as flamboyant or as understated as you wish to be as fashion offers a kaleidoscope of looks to choose from.

From left, the Playsuit is a cutesy youthful pattern perfect for casual summer weekends of hanging out with friends or biking around a lake or countryside. The bright braided bracelets compliment the washed out denim and matching floral sneakers exude a free spirited vibe.

The T- Shirt dress. This black racer back dress is as versatile as it gets. I added neon, 3D bracelet, a broad acrylic statement cuff with matching platform mules for a modern sporty vibe. It's stark & smart even if you're on the go between errands, brunches or a day to night outfit. For an edgy touch let a neon or monochrome bra strap peak a boo.

The Nautical Dress. A seaside classic it's so summer. This striped A line dress can do with interesting ads ons like the seahorse motif acrylic cuff perfect with the beachy trend. A link chain bracelet just adds layer and glitz to the natural tones in the dress & matching espadrilles

The Safari Shirt Dress. Again, so easy to spruce up. Add these shades of blue enamel metal bangles that contrast beautifully with the sand coloured dress. Stack on a leopard print cuff for pattern play in continuity of theme. Gorgeous tan & animal print wedges finish it to a tee. Singe the waist with a tan or woven broad belt and flaunt your wild swagger.

The White Summer Dress. We all wear it at least once each summer. Perfect for any summer event it always makes you feel like a Grecian goddess. Gold & turquoise look fabulous on it always, so I've added a contemporary version of the boho chic look. Snake chain twist gold bracelet & a large geometric turquoise cuff to compliment this well tailored white linen dress. Pretty gold crochet espadrilles to waltz in comfort for those sultry nights. Wrap up in an ethnic silk tasseled shawl while enjoying sunset at the beach bar...humming to a favourite summer sound!

You can add more or less bling and often it depends on your outfit for the occasion. As a jewellery and fashion designer, I opt for a statement necklace as they tend to create maximum impact. If I wear a bold cocktail ring, then I'd keep my wrist bare or add a small stack on the other wrist. If I wear a of stack chains, then I'd keep the ears in simple studs.

It's creating just enough balance in the way your ensemble looks.

I'd love for you to share your favourite arm candy shot whether it's a stack of bangles, braided bands or cuff. Do send pictures t and I'd be happy to put them up on my blog. Try out the trends above and enjoy the summer days!


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