Understated, even unsparkly jewels can sometimes be chicest of all. Many days, especially during the upcoming casual season, call for a rejection of overt bling. Chan Luu has a knack for laid-back jewels, and this wraparound leather bracelet is one of her classics. Uncoiled, this leather, cotton, and sterling silver nugget piece snakes to what looks like a yard long. All wrapped up, it can sit cozily and take up a good portion of your wrist.
Layer it with other bracelets (perhaps an overflowing charmer by Venessa Arizaga or Hawaiian holiday-inspired beads by Isabel Marant) for maximum impact. Or sport it alone and you’ll still wear the vibe of several bracelets at once. Dress up a loose-fitting T-shirt and cutoffs, harden a sundress, or liven up your swimsuit. On Net-a-Porter for $195.
Pair with: A little extra wrist action never hurt anyone! Adding Nikki B.’s friendship bracelet, braided brown and gold glass beads on silk thread for a fabric-like effect, will be a subtle addition to your informal cord. At Barneys New York for $75.