Few things are as clear to me when I think about my childhood as friendship and ankle bracelets. If you were a child from the '90s, you're more than familiar with this trend — Going through boxes of different colored strings and choosing four or five to make the perfect color combination. On rainy days, this was my preferred activity with my older sisters, especially when we went off to summer camp.
While anklets were all the rage in our childhood, they're coming back with full force. Fashion It-girls, bloggers, and models on the runway alike have all been spotted wearing them (including Chloé and Calvin Klein), proving that while this little piece of jewelry may feel childish, there's definitely a super cool, chic way to pull them off. And, according to Vogue, our favorite twins Mary-Kate and Ashley actually had two anklets in their jewelry collection for The Row back in 2011. They're always way ahead of the fashion curve.
In a world where we've basically created and rocked every single necklace out there — Statement, body chains, chokers — It's so refreshing to see an unexpected accessory like this one pop up. And while anklets were practically made for boho lovers (so many colors and charms in mind), there are sophisticated and grown up way to wear them. Mainly, pairing them with raw hem jeans, elegant flats, or with your favorite midi dress. Whichever you choose, you'll totally rock it.
If you're looking to join this nostalgic trend this summer, these are the chic pieces you're going to want to shop.
1. All Your Love
So simple, yet so cute.
2. Simple Charms
Five And Two x Revolve Willa Anklet, $41, Revolve
The key to keeping it elegant is minimalism.
3. Fiery Red
Ela Rae Nori Brass Anklet, $98, Shopbop
I love a little color.
4. A Little Tassel
This one's a little heavier, but definitely equally as beautiful.
5. Boho Vibes
If minimalism isn't your thing.
6. The Classic Chain
Peermont Gold Curb-Link Anklet, $35, bluefly
Keeping it classic.
7. Double Chain
Urban Outfitters Summer Nights Anklet, $18, Urban Outfitters
Like looking in the night sky.
8. One Single Gem
Sapanyu Turquoise Samantha Chain Anklet, $24, Nordstrom Rack
Just a little bling bling.
9. Simplicity At Its Finest
Simply Chain Anklet, $14, Urban Outfitters
It's the little details that make this so beautiful.
10. The Evil Eye
If you're looking for more color.
11. Little Bells
Ball Charm Anklet, $4, Forever 21
How cute is this with a toe ring?
Love the play on handcuffs on this one.
ASOS Festival Beaded Multirow Anklet, $7, Asos
Love the single tassel detail.
14. Pink Beauty
This one would look so cute with some raw hem denim.
15. A Cluster
ASOS Cluster Anklet, $10, Asos
With some clogs, this slays.
Leah Coin Anklet, $10, boohoo
For those who like to make a statement.
17. For The Beach
Or wherever you can walk barefoot.
18. Floral Lover's Dream
ASOS Flower Bead Anklet, $2, Asos
Such a small detail, but the flower makes all the difference.
19. One Tassel
Ottoman Hands Tassel Anklet, $34, Asos
Love the two mismatched details of this one.
Why can't our ankles get the same love our fingers, hands, and necks do? It's time to switch up our accessory game — Starting with these beauties!