Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Watch It

I love the trend of a bulky wrist. Putting on a watch and piling up bracelets around it. It's busy, but it works. A bunch of my Instragram friends have been rockin' this trend and documenting it via the photo sharing site and it makes me want to give it a go. For some reason once I stack up the arm candy on my wrist I feel awkward. Like it's too much. Maybe I just need to get used to it. Here is some inspiration to help me get my fashion courage...











Are you into this trend?

33 comments:

Chic Coles said...

I need to get some great layering pieces to go with my Michael Kors watch!

Brooke said...

I'm totally with you! I love the trend but sometimes feel a little awkward with so much on my wrists. I've cut back to my watch and only one or two bracelets, it's still super fun!

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I wear this trend and love it! You should definitely rock this. And if you ever want some bangles - we have some on my jewelry line :)

Red Soles and Red Wine

bananas. said...

well obviously i'm a fan since i like to instagram the shit out of my wrist.

don't worry about the awkward feeling. after a while you get used to the heavy weight on your arm cuz it's so fabulous.

Rachael Farris said...

I totally love this look! The hosts at my job do this all the time and I think it looks so cute, but any time I do it, I just feel...too....BUSY! Lol I don't know if I'll ever fully get into it, I guess I just really need to find some funky yet cohesive pieces!

Good luck! I'd love to see it if you finally figure it out!

Sending you sunshine,

Rachael @ You Me and Natalie

Jessah said...

Hubby bought me the rose Michael Kors watch which is bulky. Love it! BUT I feel like my wrist is too small to rock the bracelets with it.

Josie said...

I do this all the time and LOVE IT. Such a pretty look!
xo Josie
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Ashley {hudson's happenings} said...

I am sooooo into this look. :)

Shutterbug said...

I didn't know people still wore watches! ;P

Ivana said...

I´m so in love with this trend! I love piling up on bracelets and I´ve been dreaming about MK watch forever!

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Dree said...

I'm all over this trend. Well, in my head, I don't have a bulky watch.. yet. I bet you'll own that trend, Leeann. But I totally understand needing that burst of courage to start it.

Leesh said...

I love this trend and because of it, I picked up another watch. As much as I love the look of layering bracelets with a watch, I'm terrified of my watch being scratched. If you need inspiration, Life is Bananas is a great person to get it from. She rocks the look perfectly!

Erika said...

LOVE the first picture; and this trend. Sadly, I can't pull it off - my wrist is the size of a 5-year-olds. :P

Amy Powell said...

I'm really loving this trend too! I need to find me one & try it out!

Lindsay K {lastyearoftwentysomething} said...

I just got a MK watch for Christmas and it is my new fav accessory! I love piling on the bangels and beads with it too! Love this look!

The City Boy said...

i love big watches or a nice "stack". i think you can do it :)

Sierra said...

yup, rockin it right now! :)

Christina said...

I love this! I haven't tried it yet either for the same fear of awkwardness.

Julie (Little Pink Rain Boots) said...

Such a great look. I'm going to have to practice this a bit, I usually have no idea of what to stack together. Thanks for the inspiration.

A party and A HALF said...

I have been doing this for a couple of years now because I used to have to wear a watch for work, but I also wanted to wear my pandora bracelet so I would just pile everything on.

Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

i love watches - BIG watches - as in i only buy men's watches b/c i LOVE the bulky feel!

Claire Kiefer said...

I love this look too, and it makes me think of Mayra. :) The problem with me is twofold: 1. I always wear long sleeves, and 2. I have a huge scar on my right hand/arm. Have you noticed it? It's from a candle burn 8 years ago. I'm not normally self conscious about it, but I am hyper aware of it when I wear bracelets . . . cause they draw attention to it or something. Plus, I don't own a watch. So I guess this trend is out for me! But I've always been a fan of lots of jewelry. :)

Jules said...

This is my new favorite trend! I starting really rocking it in Nashville and loved it. I only do 2 bracelets with my watch. Maybe I'll start adding more down the line. I've been meaning to post some of my 'stacks' for a little while, but I think I want to make some more before I do that.

You must try this trend!

Meg {henninglove} said...

yes i am very much liking this trend to. there is something classy about a large watch with a nice strap.

Ashley said...

I felt the same way when I first started stacking my arm!!! But the awkward feeling goes away quickly...now I have a hard time not wearing it all!

Christianna said...

I used to rock this look in high school all the time! And I was just thinking about how much I missed it, and that I wanted to bring it back! Nice to know I was trendy before everyone else! Hahahaha

Wendy (SpikesnSparkles) said...

I'm totally with you - I love the arm party trend on other people but when I try a stack I just think it looks weird! Sometimes I'll wear multiple (3-4) bracelets on one arm, and then my chunky watch on its own on the other, but I haven't mastered the watch + bracelets on one arm yet!

PS thanks for stopping by my blog!

Dale said...

OOh I love these examples and I totally know what you mean, I feel like everyone is doing this but there is something soo cool and fashionable about it. I think that top pic is so stylish, love the gold and navy combo.

Thanks for sharing and your story about So Cal country...hehe.

xoDale
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April said...

I like the chunky look, too. I think my wrists are too tiny though to pull off the style.

Kimberlee said...

I've wanted a watch for a few years now and I have been hesitant because they're not functional lmao we all use our cell phones so it would strictly be a bracelet :)

Meggy said...

I've gotten into the chunky watch and recently was given the Michael Kors Jetsetter watch I'd been loving! I wear it almost every day now. :)

Meggy from Chasing Davies

Nicole Rene said...

Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog! & OMG. BULKY watches are the BEST ever!! My amazing bf just got me one & I loveeeeee it. All of these styles you found are amazing!!! :)

Emily said...

I loove this look and try to pull it off all the time but my wrists are so bony that it rarely looks good on me haha!