Despite the overt complacency of the minimalist trend in the clothing and accessories market (mainly handbags), minimalism is not just limited to clothing and accessories.
The latest in a series of hot off the press jewelry trends, some we just have to have-- ear cuffs for the epic win!
And others not so much---chunky chains just remind us of being confined to a prison cell for some reason, slender cuffs are a carefree and daintier approach to this season's hottest jewelry trends.
Bringing about a modifying effect to the heavy laden statement jewelry which has done an about face the last couple of seasons, slender cuffs can be worn as your everyday ordinary jewelry, or it can be worn for afternoon or night out.
For an evening look, sport a slender cuff with your favorite motif. The most popular motifs for this season are the arrowed look and the panther look. Any motif that speaks to your personality, however, will be a perfect fit.
For afternoon looks you can stack slender cuffs on for an edgier approach. This is also where you can play up the number of styles, stack'em on or sport one on each wrist.
You wouldn't be alone garnering the trend. Celebrities that have been spotted taken heed to the uninhibited look include Zoe Saldana, Selena Gomez and Rachel Zoe.
How to style it: Slender cuffs look great as a supporting cast to other minimalist gems such shift dresses and jumpsuits. Slender cuffs also look fab when paired with Grecian dresses.
Here are 10 storied pieces to rock this summer season...
1. Licorice Dipped Con Bangle $27 myjewelcandy.com
2. Jules Smith Pave Arrow & Ball Open Cuff $29 nordstrom.com
3. Crystal Cove Cuff $78 anthropologie.com
4. Lucky Brand Gold-Tone Cuff Bracelet w/Turtle Pendant $35 lordandtaylor.com
5. Michael Kors Motif Pave Bars $95 saksfifthavenue.com
6. Alexis Bittar Elements Phoenix Labradorite Rocky Bypass Cuff Bracelet $225 saksfifthavenue.com
7. Eternally Haute Faith Cross CZ Bangle $20 overstock.com
8. Rebecca Minkoff Openwork Bracelet $30 saksoff5th.com
9. Tai Pave Large Stone Open Cuff $106 shopbop.com
10. Palm Leaf Cuff $22 jeweliq.com