How to Wear Cufflinks With Style

A pair of decorative cufflinks.

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What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cufflinks? Most people would say weddings, black-tie events or important business meetings where you need to impress clients. These are occasions to dress to impress, but why reserve your cufflinks for only a couple of days per year?

Crack out that wrist bling and learn how to wear cufflinks with style any day of the year.

What Are Cufflinks?

You may have heard of cufflinks but aren’t sure what purpose they serve. Where do you put them? Why are they even needed?

Cufflinks are used to fasten shirt cuffs closed and serve as a stylish alternative to buttons. They can really dress up an outfit and inject an element of personal style. An avid golfer might use golf ball links, or a banker might enjoy using dollar signs. You can also go for traditional looks, such as monograms, that will elevate your appearance.

How to Wear Cufflinks

Here’s how to wear cufflinks properly so you can feel confident and make a great impression.

Choose the Right Shirt

Fancy occasions require a French cuff shirt, which features a double cuff that folds back and has buttonholes on both sides of the opening. You also have the option to wear single-cuff shirts with overlapping edges. The cufflink will go through the buttonholes.

Close the Clasp

Before inserting your cufflinks, you will need to close the clasp. Otherwise, it will be challenging to push them through the buttonholes.  

Insert Your Cufflinks

Next, you will align your shirt cuff’s buttonholes and slide the cufflink through both of them. Then, fasten the cufflink into place. There are different types of fasteners. The most common is the bullet-back version, which simply folds into place to secure your links. 

The Metal Matters

Now that you know how to wear cufflinks, it’s time to pick your perfect pair. It all depends on the event you are dressing for, particularly black-tie or white-tie occasions. Those are the times you’ll want to look your best.

There is no limit to the types of materials cufflinks can be made from. If you want to impress, focus on crystal, mother-of-pearl, onyx or sterling silver. These are ideal for super-dressy occasions. 

Titanium is the best option for cufflinks that will be engraved because the etching will last. This would be a great choice for a wedding.

Cufflinks can also be worn when you just want to add some pizzazz to your outfit. Opt for glass, enamel or even colored stones to spiff up any look.

Play With Style

What about those times you want to wear something that shows some personality? There’s no rule that cufflinks have to be formal. Find something that shows your quirky side, such as dice, cameras or even Wi-Fi routers. Wear them on a first date or to a casual work party to leave an impression or start a conversation. Let your links show others what you’re interested in and open the door to new possibilities.

Learn How to Wear Cufflinks

Cufflinks add sophistication to any outfit, but they don’t have to be stuffy. Match them to the event you will be attending and use them to stand out from the crowd and showcase your personality. Once you know how to wear cufflinks, you can use them to make the ultimate fashion statement.

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