Bangles, Bangles and More Bangles

with bangles and bracelets. In particular, chicks like Lindsay (seen here), Reese, and Mischa, have demonstrated a loyalty and enthusiasm for Chanel and Hermes wrist adornments that appears to be unflagging. While impressed by their dedication, the cost of attempting to replicate this look is exhausting—or so we thought!

As Lindsay demonstrates here, Chanel’s skinny resin/metal bracelets from the Cruise collection are simply delightful (six different colors, from $330-$1950, at select Chanel boutiques, 800-550-0005) and Hermes’ enamel options are new classics (narrow H Bracelet, $455, So naturally we were pleased to find affordable versions that are clearly inspired by their haute cousins.

  1. Yellow and Kelly Green Enamel Bangles by A.V. Max. ($25 each,

These bracelets are 22k gold-plated, 3/8’’ wide, and come in seven colors: purple, red, gold, peacock blue, black, white, and kelly green. If you like, you can also purchase bangle sets, featuring an enamel color of your choice paired with two, plain, goldtone bangles. ($48,

  1. Purple Wide Enamel Bangle by A. V. Max. ($45,

If you need a little more bang(le) for your buck, go for the wide version of A.V. Max’s simple bracelet. Great to team with some retro Oakley sunglasses for a throwback look.

  1. Leather Screw Bracelets by CC Skye. ($140,

We think these leather and gold plate pieces look like an inexpensive hybrid of Cartier’s Love Bracelet ($2975 for 18k yellow gold, and Hermes’ Bracelet Looping ($455, The bracelet has a buckle closure and is available in orange, green, and black.

  1. Legacy Stripe Bangle by Coach ($98,

This enamel, brass, and gold plate bangle was created in homage to Coach’s Legacy prints. It also comes in three different widths, so there’s a version for any wrist.

  1. Solid Turnlock Bangle by Coach ($128,

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How to style your check shirt

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Checks are one of the most enduring shirt patterns around. From thick flannel that keeps the cold at bay to crisp, check cotton for the office, they are seen in every walk of life and unite lumberjacks and designers alike. Here we look at how to get the most out of that check shirt hanging in your wardrobe.

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Smart and preppy

Do you want to look sharp for work? Add a shirt with a small check in crisp blue and white and pair with smart trousers and a bow tie for preppy chic. This look is not only professional enough for the office but also injects an element of fun into your wardrobe. Think Richard Ayoade in real life rather than his turn as IT Crowd’s Moss and you are on the right lines.

Unbuttoned with rolled-up cuffs

When travelling for business, you want to look smart but feel relaxed. Throw off the jacket and instead opt for a shirt that looks good with the top buttons open. Roll up the sleeves to expose your watch and pair with bright trousers in a jeans-style cut. Dress the look up with leather loafers and a tan belt and you are good to fly.

Layered up

Mens designer shirts come in many styles; however, one of our favourite shirt looks is layered up fashion, which keeps us snug throughout winter chills. Add a thick woollen hoodie and cover with a check flannel shirt. When out and about you can then throw on a leather jacket, chunky socks and boots to keep you warm and protect you from those wicked elements. Why leather? It is thought that outer layers are less about keeping you warm and more about waterproofing. Leather does this incredibly well.


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