Everywhere you look, i’m sure you have noticed the colossal amount of bracelets, watches, chains and spikes adorning the arms of fashionistas. This gaudy arm fad is affectionally known to us as: ARM CANDY. Every time I go shopping, I am looking for cute, simplistic pieces that I can pile on to my arm candy family.
For those of you just tuning into the trend, I have decided to make this a “how-to” post to make it easier for you to build an arm party of your own by showing you how I construct mine.
First, here are a couple of variation of looks that I have done recently:
The one that we are going to work with in this post is the last photo.
The core of this arm candy ensemble is my Burberry Nova Check Watch : $395. However, any watch will do:
Then, I add my Spiked bracelets: $12.00 for both, which I just purchased from ALDO last week. I always place one above my watch and one below my watch.
Next, is my metal spiked bracelet: $7.99, which I purchased from “Fancy Q” in Arundel Mills mall. It’s starting to fade, but I can’t let it go. I had a gold one also, but Eura stole it. Anyway, I put this one at the very front.
Last, but not least, my braided J.Crew bracelet: $22.00. I always place her somewhere near the front.
Here’s a reminder of the final product:
That’s it! It’s so easy and really fun to see what kinds of combinations you can come up with. Also, if you don’t have a watch, you can use a statement bracelet as your core piece:
In my case, we will take my new chunky chain link bracelet from Express: $24.50
Just add a few of the previous pieces and it could turn out like this:
Don’t know where to start, not a problem! Here is a list of great places that can help you start building your arm wardrobe across all price points:
Marc by Marc Jacobs Collection
Arm Candy Shoppe
Etsy: Arm Candy Search
Fancy Me Candy
Aldo Shoes: Bracelets
Express: Buy One Get One 1/2 off Promotion
That’s all for now, have an awesome time building your own Candy Shops.
UPDATE: One of my readers, Sharnell, sent me a photo of her Arm Candy hookup! I’m loving her Betsey Johnson watch!