A cuff is enough

A cuff is enough

The fact is, sometimes one really stunning piece is enough to make an outfit. And this summer, it's all about the cuff: gold, silver, hammered metal, jeweled or knotted, incorporating one of these bold pieces from fine jewelers can be a sufficient statement day or night. With a breezy tank and rolled up jeans, a textured gold cuff is effortless, while a sparkly diamond version can be glamorous with a white dress at the cocktail hour. In fact, Michael Kors' Resort 2013 collection displayed models wearing gold cuff bracelets on both wrists with everything from swimsuits to gowns. And these are just a few of the celebs that have been rocking the cuff bracelet on and off the red carpet.

Mandy Moore
At the Hemut Newton exhibit in Century City, Moore donned a striking cuff with her tough little leather dress. The chunky gold bracelet had a unique interwoven design and was certainly the star of the all-black ensemble. Try a gold cuff like this with one of the season's hottest leather miniskirts and take a cue from Moore's smoldering smoky eye.

Sarah Jessica Parker
Parker emanated Gatsby 1920s flapper style at the Serpentine Gallery Summer Party in London. A glittering cuff was the perfect complementary bling to her shimmering silver-gold beaded Naeem Khan fringe dress. And Parker showed that there's no need to hold back with a bracelet like this one: She even sported layered necklaces and a couple slender black bangles as well.

Olivia Palermo
Always chic even on the street, Palermo strutted around New York City with a glimmering disconnected gold cuff on her wrist. It was just enough to dress up her casual white button-down blouse, tailored khaki shorts and nude peep-toe booties. Follow her lead by keeping the ensemble neutral and including a gold skinny belt to tie in the bracelet's hue.

It's simple to re-create any one of these looks with a cuff that's eye-catching without being overwhelming.