I always look longingly at girls who wear cuffs as jewelry, whether on the street or on the numerous fashion accounts I follow on Instagram. Cuffs seem so cool – so edgy, such a statement – but they have always intimidated me.
I love how this cuff makes a bold statement, but at the same time isn’t too flashy. The black diamond shape is bold, but the little studs around the edges aren’t shiny, aren’t rhinestones, aren’t glittery – they’re just matte. I felt like with a search through my closet, I would be able to find a way to make it work!
One way I did this is by making the rest of my outfit darker, duller and more neutral. This gray fitted tank top from H&M pairs well with this high-waisted navy maxi skirt, also from H&M. The dark colors mesh perfectly with the black and silver of the cuff, and makes it so that the cuff is the focal point of the outfit.
I also decided to play up the edge factor when I went to go see Chromeo at the Santa Barbara Bowl! I wore my Vanessa Mooney cuff with a white H&M tank top, dark Forever 21 skinny jeans and a blue patterned scarf I borrowed from my friend. Here is my cuff rocking out to the sweet disco tunes of Chromeo:
How do you let edgy accessories be the focal point of your outfits, without overwhelming them? Let me know in the comments!
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