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9 Bracelet Types to Add to Your Collection

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9 Bracelet Types to Add to Your Collection


Okay, we’ll say it: bracelets are the best type of jewelry. Here’s why.

When you’re out and about, everyone gets to admire your jewelry, but you can’t walk around with a mirror checking yourself out. That’s why we love bracelets. You can actually see them while you’re wearing them. They’re a pretty reminder of how beautiful you feel and your rockin’ sense of style.

In honor of our love of bracelets, we’ve put together this list of bracelets. Add them to your collection, and you’ll have a bracelet to match every outfit!



Charm bracelets

Usually available in silver, charm bracelets are delicate but surprisingly strong. We say that because they can hold a lot of charms. Some people like to purchase charms to commemorate events or milestones, while others cherish the creativity of putting together their own custom bracelet. 

Because they’re a bit bulky, they’re normally worn best alone, without any other wrist jewelry to distract. We love them with a cute tee and jeans, or a t-shirt dress.


Unlike bracelets, bangles do not have a clasp. Instead, these solid bands have an opening large enough for you to slip your fingers through. Bangles are often made from metals (gold and silver are popular options), wood, or even plastic for a funky feel. Thicker bangles stand on their own, but it can be fun to wear multiple thin bangles at once. 

Bangles are versatile, so you can wear them to almost any event, whether that’s a traditional ceremony, a cocktail affair, or just to add some sparkle to your favorite jeans.

Hair tie bangles

Hair tie bangles take the popular style of a classic bangle and add in some practical functionality. These bangles have a slight groove in the center. You put them on like a traditional bangle. Then, you slip your hair tie elastic over your wrist. Slide it over the bangle and fit it into the groove, and voila — you’ve got your hair tie bangle!

Hair tie bangles are made for travelers, doers, and girls on the go. You never know when you’ll find yourself caught with your hair blowing in the wind. Keep it out of your face with a hair tie bangle like The Lift by Roam Often. Available in silver, gold, and rose gold, this bracelet is a statement piece whether your hair is up or down.

Woman wearing cuff braceletsCuff bracelets

Unlike bangles, which are solid rings, cuff bracelets have a gap on the inside part of the wrist. This allows you to fit them on more easily. Depending on the flexibility of the metal, you may be able to adjust the opening once or multiple times. Some cuffs are flexible enough that you can wear them anywhere on your arm, from the wrist to below the shoulder.

Some cuff bracelets have an elegant design that fits right in with wedding attire, while others have a funkier feel that’s better with a crochet top, maxi dress, or jeans and a t-shirt.

Wrap bracelets

As you may have guessed, you wear wrap bracelets by wrapping them around your wrist. These typically feature a leather cord bedecked with beads in an intricate pattern. 

Boho chic and always versatile, wrap bracelets are perfect for wearing with your beach coverup (or just your swimsuit), or cut off jeans. You can even wear them as a necklace or headband!

Chain bracelets

Chain bracelets, sometimes called link bracelets, connect tiny links of metal to form a chain. You can wear them alone, or add a charm to create your own DIY charm bracelet. 

The bracelet to rule all bracelets, chain bracelets can be worn with anything. They’re perfect for work outfits, elegant affairs, or even chill days. We love them with a sweater, peeking out beneath a blazer, or adding some sparkle to a sundress.

Tennis bracelets

Despite their sports name, tennis bracelets are actually quite fancy. These flexible bracelets feature a string of diamonds inlaid in a chain, typically made of a precious metal like gold or silver. 

And no, you do not have to be playing tennis in order to wear them. In fact, tennis bracelets got their name from Chris Evert, the famous tennis player from the 80s who lost her diamond bracelet during a match.

You can layer tennis bracelets or let one speak for its own. They’re stunning with a cocktail dress at a charity fundraiser or a first date. They also look beautiful when paired with jeans, jean jackets, or white button-down tees.

Friendship bracelets

Friendship bracelets are for friendship, of course. Typically these bracelets are purchased together, so you can share one with your bestie. 

The traditional friendship bracelet is handmade from pretty threads, but today’s friendship bracelets can resemble bangles, chain bracelets, bead bracelets, or thin chains. The key is that they match and have a shared pendant, symbol, initial, or mantra engraved that remind the friends of each other. Aww! 

We think you can wear these types of bracelets every day, but they’re probably better suited for more casual outfits.

Women wearing beaded braceletBead bracelets

Bead bracelets are made from loose beads, which all have a thin hole in the middle for the bracelet string or elastic to slide through. You can wear these on their own, or layer up with a bunch. 

We love bead bracelets for days at the beach, yoga, hikes, festivals, and outdoor concerts. Bust them out with your crop top and jean shorts, a flowy maxi dress, or your favorite work-from-home outfit

Not sure what bracelet to match with your outfit? We got you. Follow our Pinterest board!

Roam often, stay stylish.

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About Roam Often

Roam Often was founded by female travelers who decided to make products that make traveling easier while keeping you feeling confident and fashionable on-the-go. Here you'll find travel jewelry cases, travel scarves, hair tie bangles, and other travel accessories. We also feature various travel, fashion, and jewelry tips on our blog. Roam often, stay stylish!


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