Hollywood's Bracelets & Bangles
For some time now, we've noticed the voracious appetite many celebs have for loading their arms up with bangles and bracelets. In particular, chicks like Lindsay (seen here), Reese, and Mischa, have demonstrated a loyalty and enthusiasm for Chanel and Hermes wrist adornments that appears to be unflagging. While impressed by their dedication, the cost of attempting to replicate this look is exhausting-or so we thought!
As Lindsay demonstrates here, Chanel's skinny resin/metal bracelets from the Cruise collection are simply delightful (six different colors, from $330-$1950, at select Chanel boutiques, 800-550-0005) and Hermes' enamel options are new classics (narrow H Bracelet, $455, hermes.com). So naturally we were pleased to find affordable versions that are clearly inspired by their haute cousins.
1. Yellow and Kelly Green Enamel Bangles by A.V. Max. ($25 each, avmaxaccessories.com)
These bracelets are 22k gold-plated, 3/8'' wide, and come in seven colors: purple, red, gold, peacock blue, black, white, and kelly green. If you like, you can also purchase bangle sets, featuring an enamel color of your choice paired with two, plain, goldtone bangles. ($48, shoptwigs.com)
2. Purple Wide Enamel Bangle by A. V. Max. ($45, avmaxaccessories.com)
If you need a little more bang(le) for your buck, go for the wide version of A.V. Max's simple bracelet.
3. Leather Screw Bracelets by CC Skye. ($140, maxandchloe.com)
We think these leather and gold plate pieces look like an inexpensive hybrid of Cartier's Love Bracelet ($2975 for 18k yellow gold, cartier.com) and Hermes' Bracelet Looping ($455, hermes.com). The bracelet has a buckle closure and is available in orange, green, and black.
4. Legacy Stripe Bangle by Coach ($98, coach.com)
This enamel, brass, and gold plate bangle was created in homage to Coach's Legacy prints. It also comes in three different widths, so there's a version for any wrist.
5. Solid Turnlock Bangle by Coach ($128, coach.com)
Coach's bangle is made of palladium and enamel-like the Hermes version. The lock detailing is a nod to another Hermes favorite, the Kelly Double Tour bracelet ($345, hermes.com ).
Photo of Lindsay, courtesy of www.x17online.com