Whether you mix-and-match with a pile of bangles, allow it to stand alone as a statement piece, or double-up with one on each wrist, right now a gold cuff is the must-have accessory of the season—thanks in part to notable labels like Etro and Gucci, not to mention stylish stars like Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo, and Rihanna. The good news is that this trend is for everyone—not only will you find a slew of options on the market, but there is a myriad of ways to wear the gold cuff! On that note, make sure you check out today’s Accessory Report for all the need-to-know details!
Olivia Palermo is a master at creating high/low ensembles, which is just one of the reasons we love the outfit Olivia wore to the Giambattista Valli couture show in Paris last month. Her yellow Topshop dress and gold lace-up heels are amazing, of course, but the pièce de résistance is definitely her gold cuff bracelet. It instantly elevates Olivia’s ensemble from high-street to high-end, plus it nicely balances Olivia’s pile of statement necklaces! For a similarly chic high/low ensemble, pick up Alice + Olivia’s Gracie Dress ($330) and pair it with Kenneth Cole New York’s Gold Cuff Bracelet ($38).
Back in June, Malin Akerman was spotted at an event celebrating the Tommy Hilfiger World pop-up shop in Los Angeles. Her outfit? A deep-v chiffon dress, a skinny leather belt, and a gold BaubleBar cuff. Now, we love this ensemble for many reasons, but in particular we love that Malin chose likeminded pieces. Specifically, you will notice that Malin’s dress has a Grecian vibe, which makes her gold cuff—also Grecian inspired—the perfect accessory! Inspired? You can put together a similarly chic ensemble by picking up Halston Heritage’s Carrie Dress ($335) and coupling it with Kenneth Jay Lane’s Textured Thick Cuff ($53).
When you wear a bold print like leopard, you don’t want to steal focus by adding bulky accessories. On that note, we love the outfit Jessica Alba put together for the ThisNext event in Los Angeles last month. Her leopard Dolce & Gabbana dress is gorgeous and guaranteed to attract attention, which is why her stack of gold cuff bracelets is so perfect. They add a chic twist to the outfit, but they don’t take away from the dress. To take style cues from Jessica, pick up ASOS’s Chiffon Frill Maxi Dress ($60.34) and pair it with Low Luv’s Small Gladiator Cuff ($63) and Scalloped Cuff ($63).
One of the things we love most about the gold cuff trend is how versatile it is. For instance, back in June, Selena Gomez attended the Experience Monte Carlo event in Santa Monica wearing an embroidered white blouse, black shorts, and strappy sandals. The ensemble had a casual-yet-chic vibe, which was totally appropriate, but Selena gave the outfit a little panache by throwing on her gold cuff. It was a simple move, but it made the outfit stand out all the more. Try this for yourself by picking up Rory Beca’s George Blouse ($89.90) and Topshop’s Pintuck Shorts ($120) and then adding Sibilia’s Hammered Cuff ($178).
Rihanna is definitely a style chameleon who likes to keep us on our toes. Happily, we love the outfit she was spotted wearing in New York City last month! Her button-down shirt, skinny jeans, and pointy pumps were stylish, but her gold jewelry—including, natch, her gold cuff—ensured her outfit would turn heads. Note how Rihanna has paired her cuff with two slim bracelets? They give the outfit a modern-boho twist. To put together an equally chic look, pick up Privileged’s Leaf Cuff ($60) and Need Supply Co.’s Hammered Bangle Set ($12) and then throw on your favorite jeans and button-down.
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