“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!”
Naturally, when I saw this tweet from Elle a month later, I went on high alert.
When I clicked on Elle’s link, however, I found myself in a dull gallery of celebrity styles: “Celebrities on (Permanent) Vacation.” I don’t know why I’m always fooled by this kind of tweet from the old-media fashion magazines. I see something like this Zoe Kravitz tweet and click on the link thinking I’m going to a cool little story on her look, but I wind up in a generic photo gallery where I have to click through at least one page — but often more — to get to the tweeted image, which usually has no additional information. Practically every big monthly publication is guilty of this, and it’s even more inconvenient on mobile than it is on a website, so, social-media editors, to quote my designing friend Stacy Lomman, “Thank you very little. You’ve been a tremendous lack of help.”
Anyway, to make it easier for you, here is the leg look Elle was tweeting about.
I’ve got no other information on the chains, because, like I said, there’s no story, but it’s a pretty fabulous look. On the other hand (or foot), it’s probably too extreme for non-celebrity types, so I still recommend going with my totally wearable anklet.
Expect to see more leg, ankle and foot jewelry next year. Remember that this June, the Wall Street Journal did a story on the comeback of hoop earrings; my prediction of a renewed interest in hoops was posted in July 2014. Just sayin’!