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Worn individually or by the armful, the bead bracelet is the quiet hero of every Cali girl’s casual-chic aesthetic, and for good reason: It's easy to wear and comes at every price point. Here are some of our favorites and how to wear one (or tons), whether you’re heading to yoga or Nobu.

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Go For Sporty

A little bit of tassel along with pastel stones takes your yoga outfit to a new spiritual level. Strung on elastic bands, these bracelets are easy to pull off for the actual, you know, workout.

Brett Lauren ($44)


Look Delicate

White sea pearls--worn around your wrist with a glittering Hamsa hand for protection--are the modern version of your grandmother’s pearls.

Nialaya ($280)

Wear It Classic

Wear your heart on your sleeve with traditional malas (Hindu prayer beads) that can represent anything from “acceptance and love” (lepidolite and green ammonite) to “amplification and healing” (quartz and sandalwood).

Lovepray Jewelry ($59)

Go Rock And Roll

Channel Kate Moss sexy with a string of black gold-plated beads next to a few strands of chain and a tough leather jacket.

Jill Michael ($46)

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Think Beach Bling

Opaque beads faceted to evoke sea glass--and chosen to pick up the colors in your favorite swimsuit--set off your glistening skin.

Alex and Ani ($38)

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A stack of vividly hued beads--like these in faceted glass--jazz up humdrum work attire.

Cheryl Saban Designs (Set of three, $150)

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