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The statement necklace isn’t going anywhere, but, like beards for boys, it has become ubiquitous. If you like to stand out from the crowd, those in the know will tell you all the cool girls are choosing to cuff up.
Unlike last year’s bracelet trend, which involved piling them high and wearing a dozen clinking, clanking bangles at once, this look is much more dramatic and minimalist. Givenchy is the standard bearer for sumptuous leather cuffs, while Alexander McQueen toughens it up even further with his signature skulls.
Luckily for those of us in the real world, the high street has some excellent copies. Wide gold-tone armlets worn high on the upper arm instantly bring interest to a sleeveless dress, while studs and embellished leather wristwear add attitude to any outfit.
Edgier and less fussy than the statement necklace, a great cuff can instantly transform your look. So what are the best-selling bracelets this weather? Irish women are loving spikes in gold tone. Prickly? Us?
(L-R) Kaioha Cuff (€89 at stelladot.eu), French Connection Cuff (€44), Givenchy Obsedia Cuff (€630). Platinum spikes leather cuff (€55 at bottica.com)