I want to highlight one of the styles I introduced in yesterday’s post: the ankle bracelet, aka anklet.
While anklets have been around since ancient times and are still a perennial in some cultures, in the U.S. they’ve gone in and out of fashion. I say they’re due for a big, fine-jewelry comeback! In recent years, “arm parties” of bracelets; “finger parties” of rings; hand jewelry; ears full of studs, earring jackets, ear climbers and ear cuffs; layers and layers of necklaces; and body chains. Every body part has been loaded with jewelry except for the leg. The poor leg. THINK OF THE LEG FOR GOD’S SAKE!
Summer with its leg-baring shorts and dresses is obviously the best season for showing off anklets. But you can also wear an anklet with a more covered-up look — even jeans — the way my former employee Eryn does.
Before the weather warmed up, Eryn wore her anklet over socks.
For a long time, the only anklets I’ve seen have been woven ones — friendship-bracelet styles — worn by pre-teens and teens. That makes it seem a little subversive to wear a high-end ankle bracelet, and you know I like subversion! The platinum version of my anklet is especially amusing to me, because even in the fine-jewelry anklet heyday in the 1970s and ’80s, 14K gold was de rigueur. Like I said yesterday, I want to shake up platinum a little and treat it/wear it in unexpected ways, so the anklet is going to be my No. 1 platinum look this summer.
Shop my anklets here!
Jacqueline Zenn says
I fully support the return of the anklet, and I’ve been wearing mine proudly.
Anklet lovers unite!
I haven’t worn an anklet in years. I used to love wearing them. I loved the barbed wire anklet. Thanks for sharing!