Brace Me, Cuff Me, We’re Having an Arm Party!

Cuff Collection

Ahh arm parties. Like them or not, they flooded Instagram last year and aren’t likely to stop. If you’re not sure what arm parties are, it’s a term used for the stacking and layering of many bracelets, cuffs and other forms of wristwear on one and/or both wrists.

Ever since I bought my first cuff on Shopbop, it was as though an addiction has begun. It was a gold-plated Marc by Marc Jacobs bangle with a turnlock clasp. It’s still my favourite piece of accessory to date.

It wasn’t long before my collection of metal and leather cuffs started growing.

Do excuse my rather indulgent pictures of wristwear. I’ve been playing around with the camera and couldn’t resist making a blog post out of it. :)

Marc by Marc Jacobs and Sussan

Marc by Marc Jacobs cuff and Sussan bangles*

Mocha Leather Cuffs

White and black leather cuffs from Mocha

Fan and House of Harlow

Fan cuff (a gift from Shizuka) and Aztec bangle by House of Harlow

Mocha, Mouche and SABA Cuffs

Cuffs by Mocha, Mouche and SABA

See, I too can have arm parties. :P

Brace Me, Cuff Me, We're Having an Arm Party!

Brace Me, Cuff Me, We're Having an Arm Party!

I don’t like to wear too many things on one arm, and definitely not with my watch lest I scratch it with the bangles. I can’t wear them when I’m on the computer either. But other times, I love it. It gives a rocker chic edge to an otherwise plain outfit.

Brace Me, Cuff Me, We're Having an Arm Party!

Image Credit: Maria @ Crashing Red, 2012

What about you? Had any arm parties of your own lately? ;)

*The Sussan bangles were sent to me for editorial consideration

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20 comments… add one

  1. M&L

    im not really a arm candy party holder, because i feel like i have chunky wrists, so if i wear arm accessories, they just accentuate them more ahaha
    love the bold red aztec bangle!
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    1. Tine

      For thicker wrists, a few strands of delicate bracelets are very pretty. There you go, also an arm party. Hah! :P
      I really like the House of Harlow Aztec bangle but didn’t realise how big it was. My mistake for not measuring the diameter of the bangle first. I have to make sure I don’t close my hand to a fist lest it falls off!

  2. Paris B

    What fun! But no, I can’t wear them. Wrists are too small so I prefer to wear link bracelets of the delicate variety.
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    1. Tine

      That would work. Layers of delicate bracelets are gorgeous :)

  3. Jennifer

    Oh lovely collection of cuffs you have there Tine! I used to love bangles but when I stopped wearing wrist accessories and watches, I completely stopped accessorizing. Love your Mocha and Marc Jacobs collections :) Yeah you are right, some days having a chic cuff gives an edge to the look and attire.

    1. Tine

      I’ve seen people stack bracelets and cuffs on top of their watch. Looks nice on other people’s wrists but it’s not my thing. I’m afraid the bracelets/bangles/cuffs would scratch my watch! :P

  4. Norlin

    Hello…me and arm parties? Best friends! Hahaha…seriously, I can rock an arm party easily but turn it to a neck party and I fail big time. Love those cuffs you got. A friend of mine just pinned some amazingly gorgeous sets of arm stacks from a site that sells it as a stack. Let’s just say I’ve been lusting after the different sets since then.
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    1. Tine

      Hahaha my dear, you are the Queen of Arm Parties and I salute you! :P

  5. Lily (@ChloeAsh)

    I love cuffs and bangles and chunky arm parties. I especially love the last picture. You’re rocking the leather arm band :-)
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    1. Tine

      Thanks Lily. I have an addiction to cuffs, I tell ya. One day, ONE DAY, I shall get the ultimate leather cuff from that brand that starts with H and ends with S ;)

  6. Shobna

    OMG I love your accesories. I love accesories so much … OMGG

    follow my blog and u have a very nice blog

    1. Tine

      Haha thanks Shobna :)

  7. Issa

    Oh, I love your collection! Now, I think I wanna have an arm party! :)

    1. Tine

      Thanks Issa. Go for it! Have an arm party. Stack ‘em up! :D

  8. しずか ♥ (heartofpearl)

    Great collection and love the photos. You have some photography talent right there! xx

    1. Tine

      Thanks Shiz! Still learning :) xx

  9. plue

    am not an arm party sort of person, but my sister is!

    cuffs somehow just look weird on me and usually add more bulk to my already bulky self haha!
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    1. Tine

      Excuse me, you are NOT bulky. I’m sure you’ll be able to pull it off. If not, then multi-strands of delicate chains. Those are pretty too :)

  10. Kaye

    O…M…G… The Marc Jacobs cuff is divine! Love!!! :D
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    1. Tine

      Ahem. Shopbop. Go for it. Ahem.

      :P

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