Winters Past Vintage in Micanopy, Florida

Featuring the Best of 20th Century Fashion

Arm Candy

You know the Johnny Cash song where he starts reeling off the names of places, one after another? Like, Hackensack, Cadillac, Fond du Lac?  I’m about to reel off the various types of vintage bracelets, so keep that  song I’ve Been Everywhere in your head as a reference.

Ready? OK, there are  cameos, damascene,  rhinestones,

cloisonné,  abalone, Czech glass

Lucite, bakelite, hammered brass,

I’ve worn everything, man, I’ve worn everything.

Here’s where this is going: When it comes to vintage bracelets, wearing one is good but wearing three is even better.

I’ve found that  if you try combining three different bracelet styles on one wrist it’s a cool, bold look that is very easy to put together.  Mix it up by layering color, texture and materials.

Here, I’ve played with this idea by experimenting with vintage bracelet layering, purposefully mixing types such as  a chain, a bangle, and a cuff.

When you’re going with  a bold bracelet combo,  you can keep everything else more understated.

mix and match vintage bracelets

Thermoset, stretchy band, brass and wood

mix and match vintage bracelets

Flex mesh, cut out cuff, cut glass

mix and match vintage bracelets

Tortiseshell, cameo, floral cuff

mix and match vintage bracelets

Wooden bangle, golden chain, fifties beads

mix and match vintage bracelets

Aurora borealis, mod silver, mother of pearl

mix and match vintage bracelets

Pearl and rhinestone, flexible wire, carved bone

mix and match vintage bracelets

Painted wood, golden sparkly, beads on a band

I’ve worn everything, man, I’ve worn everything.

Author: Winters Past

I am a vintage clothing shop owner living and working in rural north Florida. I believe in adding a little vinegar and molasses to my greens, having my coffee outside whenever possible, and mixing something vintage into every room and every outfit.

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