Today’s post offers another Pandora Summer 2015 review, with a closer look at the new double-wrap green leather bracelet! This is one of two new leather bracelets for Summer 2015 (pictured below). Both leathers really appealed to me with their fun summery shades, but I ultimately decided that the blue’s brighter colour probably wouldn’t match my style quite as well as the more delicate pastel green.
If you’d like to read my thoughts on the leather bracelets in general, please check out my review here! Otherwise, read on for some close-up shots and styling inspiration for the new green leather.
The stock image makes the green leather look quite matte and dull, but it actually has a very pretty shimmer and is much more subtle in colour when you see it in person.
In person, the colour of the leather is a lot lighter. It’s more of a very pretty pastel green, with a pearlescent shimmer running through it. It’s summery and fun, but neutral enough that it looks great with a variety of different outfits.
The green leather only comes as a double wrap bracelet, as Pandora have recently been discontinuing almost all of their single and triple wrap leathers. I personally find the double leathers slightly less comfortable than the single leathers for wearing charms on, as I find that the double leathers ‘hang’ more when the charms all group together. Nevertheless, you barely notice this effect when you only wear it with one or two charms!
It is beautifully light and easy to wear, which makes it perfect for the summer season as an alternative to the heavier silver bracelets. It looks great worn either on its own or with just a couple of charms, so it’s very simple to style too.
I don’t like to overload my leather bracelets with charms, although Pandora do state that you can have 7-9 charms on the leathers. I tend to go for about five as my absolute maximum, as I am very conscious of the fact that the leathers are more prone to breaking than their silver equivalents. Consequently I’m opting for some more minimal stylings for this review! ^^
I think that there’s a lot you can do with a central use of colour, even with just a few charms. Here I have used one of the Sea Glass muranos (which just launched worldwide for Spring) as my focal point. The green and the delicate purple complement each other really nicely I think!
The pink Cherry Blossom murano looks surprisingly pretty on the green pastel leather, too. I was drawn to use the Frog Prince, as the combination of the pink murano and the light green bracelet really reminded me of lily pads – even though the crown detracts from that more naturalistic idea, haha.
In this shot from my review of the Summer 2015 Orchid pendant, the bright fuchsia and the green leather go well together to make a pretty, tropical styling:
I will be wearing my green leather with the lovely green Petite Facets and the new Tropicana silver openwork (which I just got myself while on holiday in France, but haven’t had the chance to photograph properly yet ^^). I’ve also added the gorgeous Sparkling Pineapple, which was offered at a nice discount in the ROJ sale – clear pavé goes really well with the metallic shimmer of the leather bracelet!
Another favourite summer combination of mine is the green leather stacked with my teal-and-white travel bracelet. :D I don’t like the faceted Teal murano actually on the green leather (it causes a bit of a clash for me), but it looks great worn nearby in a stack with it.
I just got back from a week’s holiday in the south of France and I wore this lovely leather pretty constantly; it was much more suited to the hot weather (and my it was hot!) than my classic bracelets, which felt a bit heavy and oppressive in the heat. It also looks very pretty stacked with other Pandora bracelets, especially the Moments bangle or the simple silver Essence chain. I’m not sure how much I will wear it during the cooler months of the year, however; it does summon up the idea of beaches and tropical summers very nicely for me.
The Pandora Green Leather Bracelet is $50 or £45. If you’re in the UK, you can purchase it alongside the rest of the Pandora Summer collection from authorised retailer John Greed.
Have you bought either of the new Summer 2015 leathers, or are they on your wish list? Are you a fan of Pandora’s leather bracelets?