A trend that has been popping up on everyone from the average girl to the most famous celebs, arm candy is something that is timeless yet also takes a great deal of time to master. It may seem easy enough; pile on whatever bracelets and watches you have and just call it a day, but fashion has taken this trend to a full-blown art. To master flawlessly and fashionably, it can either be very expensive (Who knew that a friendship bracelet could cost $300?) or for the gal on a budget, can take a lot of time, sourcing just the right pieces to complete your look. It’s important not to rule anything out- you can find that perfect piece at a department store, boutique, flea market, vintage store, dollar store, street vendor, online boutique; practically anywhere. So keep your eyes open!
The tricky thing is that there are no rules here- it should just match your personality and look chic. If you’re being safe, just stick to one color palette and you can’t go wrong. Another way to go? Match gold with brown leather; silver, gold, copper and rosegold metallic shades or rainbow shades in different materials such as cotton, rubber, elastic and beads.
Below, we’ve included a few of our favorite pieces in order to get your own arm candy collection started, no matter what your style or taste.
A watch with a trendy pattern
Snakeskin and python are the new patterns for spring. Armitron Watches, available at more than 10,000 retail locations nationwide including Amazon.com, Kohls and Sears and a large amount of NJ, NY and tri-state area retailers, offer great spring 2013 styles that add an affordable, easy-to-find trendiness for the perfect arm candy assortment.
A statement pastel
This is a great way to say what you want while wearing a color that’s trendy for spring. Pastels are perfect for the warmer months and affirmation bracelets have been seen everywhere recently. And it’s doesn’t have to be religious- this TOUGH bracelet from BCBG (Nordstrom stores in NJ/NY and online) gives an edge to your arm candy.
A wrap bracelet
A wrap bracelet adds both bulk and a base for your arm candy look. A great, timeless and unique option is this Razor Triple Wrap bracelet by Alexander McQueen. Buy: ShopBop.com
You can never go wrong with Alex and Ani. And a great way to add to an arm candy collection is with a little bit of personalization. The Script Initial Expandable Wire Bangle is a perfect piece to add to your collection.