Up To Your Elbows in Statement Cuffs!
How better to finish off an oufit than by pairing up a couple of fabulous statement cuffs, and this selection showcases some great designers, including our very own Tom Binns. Statement cuffs are a great way to add colour and texture to whatever you are wearing, or you can contrast hues by miss matching, there are a few rules to watch out for however, when you want to wear statement cuffs. It is best to only accessorise with statement cuffs and leave the rest of your jewellery hanging the closet. Statement cuffs are designed to do exactly that – make the statement so you do not need any other jewellery to go with them. As they tend to be big and bold, if you do try to accessorise, you’ll only look overdone or the other pieces will get lost on your outfit, so keep to the statement cuffs. You can wear more than one statement cuff but mix them up and only wear on one arm or wrist, otherwise you’ll end up looking like an extra from Gladiator. Okay, rules over, now to our favourites:
This is typical of Tom Binns – Rainbow’s End painted Swarovski crystal skull cuff – £475, a punk styled statement cuff that we just love! Tom’s designs take a nod to the Dadaist movement, and he experiments with refined materials, giving them a rebellious contemporary twist. Adorned with customized Swarovski crystals in brightly hand-painted hues, this rhodium-plated skull cuff will imbue any outfit with punk-luxe attitude.
If Swarovski crystals are your thing, checkout this gorgeous cuff by Bijoux Heart – Vreeland 24-karat gold-plated Swarovski cuff – £660, it is literally sprayed with them! Bijoux Heart’s 24-karat gold-plated cuff will make a shimmering addition to your jewelry box. Wear this dazzling design after dark for a touch of girlish glamour, picking out the pared-back hues of the opals and Swavorski pearls with your outfit.
A gorgeous but edgy cuff from Roberto Cavalli – This Rhodium-plated Swarovski crystal alligator cuff – £865, shows that he is still letting nature inspire him. This rhodium-plated alligator-embellished cuff is one of our favorite accessories from his FW12 collection. Accent the ruby-red and black Swarovski crystals with a scarlet dress and jet-hued ankle boots.
Did you know that each piece of Philippe Audibert’s jewelry is produced in his Parisian atelier? And this Silver-plated Swarovski crystal cuff – £860 is one of his most coveted signature designs. This season’s style is silver-plated and finished with Swarovski crystals. Slip it on to give every outfit an instant shot of sophistication.
Colour pop with Erickson Beamon and this Colour Me Crazy silver-plated Swarovski crystal cuff – £650. It’s encrusted with a cornucopia of colorful Swarovski crystals, Erickson Beamon’s silver-plated cuff is all you need to propel your look into statement territory. Set off this popping piece against a pared-back palette of charcoal-grey and cool white.
This is exactly what a statement cuff is all about! Aurélie Bidermann’s- Cités d’Or 18-karat gold-plated cluster cuff – £615 is handmade in the designer’s Parisian workshop, and crafted from a cluster of 18-karat gold-plated nuggets, punctuated with green glass stones. This statement piece demands to be worn solo as a signature adornment – team it with a color-block dress for the chicest look.
This is such a classic cuff, you’ll be wearing it season after season. The Bottega Veneta – Oxidized-silver and enamel bracelet – £3,340 will give every outfit a chic pop of colour. This vibrant runway style will look perfect with a monochrome– keep the rest of your jewelry pared back for maximum impact.