Stack of bangles

Bangles galore

I was having a bit of a discourse in the last blog about wearing bangles or bracelets as an easy way to accessorise. They do have limitations as mentioned but they are also an affordable way to update a wardrobe on a budget. And of course bangles are everywhere right now.

Bright plastic bangles are so trashy they have got to be cool. Then you get the more classy perspex designer versions. I have even found bangles in the vintage clothing shops. Looks like they were the epitome of style way back then. Google Nancy Cunard for some 1920’s inspiration.

It may come as no surprise that I am partial to the colour green. Lime green, olive green, khaki, apple green, jade, green tea, mint, chartreuse … they all seem like a completely different colour and not just green. How handy for those of us who have a love affair with a single colour. I love mixing up bangles in various shades of green and juxtaposing widths and textures. It’s one way I can add a shot of colour and create an element of something other than same old again today.

I went through a phase where I wore wooden curtain rings as bangles. Not seen the large curtain rings around in a while.

The Greenie Galleries at the top of this page have 100s of photos of older and newer projects showing multiple ways to make your own clothing and accessories. There are also ideas to recycle or upcycle.

See you soon.