With so many fun and unique ways to do it, wrist-stacking has become a complete art of its own. You can wear a ton of bangles or beaded bracelets. You can mix thin bracelets with cuffs and watches. You can play with different metals, materials and colors...the possible combinations are endless!
With this week's Street-Art Inspired trend and the addition of Vivienne Kelly's Lily Bracelet, we just had to play around and find the best ways to create a "stack made-in-heaven" for such a beautiful piece of wearable art. Here is our Guide to Stacking Your Street Art:
Stick with solid metals. Keeping it simple will let the art be the focus.
Play with widths and dimensions. Adding thicker cuffs in with bangles will make the stack more massive and interesting.
Pair with other artistic pieces. Make sure they are in the same family (like shown above).
It's Street-Art Inspired Accessories week, and the trend collection would not be complete without a behind the scenes moment with the Zara Terez Team:
Question (LS): What is the inspiration for your make up and laptop scuba bags?
From Amanda at Zara Terez: When making our make-up and laptop scuba cases, we knew we wanted to use colors and prints that really popped (just like this amazing graffiti fashion!), we were so sick of the same old boring cases for our much loved computers... everything else in our wardrobe was stylish, why couldn't our computers join the fun too? Plus, putting on make up is supposed to be fun! these prints remind us of just how fun we can be.
Question (LS): What are your favorite ways to use them and style them?
Amanda: We use our cases for everything. especially when traveling we can use the cases for anything ie: a wet bathing suit case, toiletries, a jewelry bag, a clear underwear holder...or sunblock bag for the beach! When we are in the office, instead of lugging our handbags to lunch, we just throw our phones and wallets into a case and grab it on the run. (as pictured above with blogger Rock Shic)
Question (LS): What are you excited about for summer?
Amanda: We are loving the turban look for the beach this summer and rocking as much red, white, and blue as possible :) all of our fourth of july patterns will be coming in gym shorts, biker shorts, leggings, skater skirts, swing shorts and turbans!! maybe by next summer you'll see some Zara Terez swim suits...
Summer sun allows for necklaces to be worn forward or backward with an open back top or dress. Styling in the back gives you even more options to add an unexpected pop of color to your look. Show off a fun and flirty style by layering different shades - our go-to summer faves are turquoise and tangerine.
For those who are new to the dress and the cause, the One Dress, is an amazing and truly versatile dress available in three colors and was born out of the need to raise awareness and funds on behalf of organizations around the world that enhance and protect women’s health, reduce violence against women, educate young girls, and support women to play an active role in society. Given our passion towards looking and doing good, we joined forces with some of our favorite female movers-and-shakers in NYC to strengthen the mission.
Meet our founder (middle) Melissa Gonzalez. She is wearing the one shoulder look, accessorized with a palm size jewel clutch by Fulani and a statement Niki cuff by Heather Belle. Why she gives back? "Because I believe the world is meant to be a give and take. I know why I am fortunate and if I can give back, it continues the circle of life." To the right meet fashion writer and stylist Samatha Lim. She is wearing the Grecian style and complements her look with a little Gatsby flair from Susan Hanover and inspiration from our Wisdom Courage cuff collection. She believes "when you share what you are blessed with the world is a better place." To the left is Rachael Baxter, co-founder of Consious Magazine. She is wearing her One Dress styled as a One Shoulder Grecian look, accompanied by our coveted eco-friendly Stella Petite clutch in forest green. She believes "when you give, you give someone a life changing moment."
Insert a little goofy into the day, because you can never be too serious, meet Miss New York 2012's Shannon Oliver. She modernizes the classic wrap look by making it into a mini. Her playful style is accented by the Stella Petite clutch in merlot and the 8-star pendant necklace by Heather Belle. Shannon quotes "as we let our own lights shine, we unconsiously give permission for others to do the same", inspired by Marianne Williamson.
Continuing on the style spectrum, meet Entrepreneur and Startup Investor Lauren Maillian Bias, luxury market expert Leena Gurevich and Women Innovate Mobile co-founder, Kelly Hoey. All three gave a unique touch to the classic wrap with front to back waist cinchers. Lauren gave her look a touch of edge with a gold pin necklace, laser cut leather cuff by Daniela Zagnolli and geometric appeal with the Essex clutch by Mary Lai. Leena has the rocker-chic look mastered with double statement cuffs and eco-friendly leather clutch. And Kelly's look seemlessly trandscends from day to night with a versatile silver link necklace by KTCollection, silver leaf cuff by Shameless and her beloved Audrey Foldover clutch by Heather Belle.
We invite you into our studio, to take a closer look at what it means to give back and live an inspired life with the One Dress collection.
Being a mom is being committed to passion. Marla has always been a creative escape for me and being a mom is not much different. Sure, being a mom requires more time and many more logistics, but the satisfaction is parallel. It is the truest feeling of being in the moment, not caring about what happened yesterday or what will happen tomorrow. It's a creative escape in its own right, watching those curious eyes discover the world. To a baby, everything is a creative experience, every new touch, smell, and sight. It's truly inspiring to watch. When I go back to Marla for the next production run, I will do it with new eyes and will incorporate everything I have learned from my daughter. She is proof that the world is a canvas.
As a creative and fashion-forward mom, here is whats on my Mother's Day Wish List: