The anklet is making a comeback

The Nineties revival isn’t over yet

Sarah Young
Friday 10 August 2018 12:00 BST
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Following in the footsteps of Teva sandals, mum jeans and bumbags, it seems the Nineties revival isn’t over just yet because another childhood favourite is firmly back on our radar.

A trend that waned in the early Noughties, it’s time to give a warm welcome back to the anklet.

That’s right, the pieces of coloured string that you used to tie around your ankle as a teen have found their way back into the fashion fold, but fear not because they’ve come a long way since then.

Having been given a refined upgrade, anklets in all manner of varieties were spotted on the catwalk this season.

At Victoria Beckham, the designer sent models down the runway adorned with bejewelled drop charms strapped around their ankles and beautiful sparkly shoes on their feet.

Elsewhere, Anna Sui and Peter Pilotto also featured anklets in their shows, but this time they had a more boho vibe as braided versions complete with beading.

Double Chain Anklet, £5, Accessorize

Ever since then, the trend has proved a hit among influencers too, with the likes of Man Repeller’s Leandra Medine wearing colourful shell charms with showstopping yellow mules.

Meanwhile others, including Pernille Teisbaek, Evangelie Smyrniotaki and Elif Filyos opt for more refined versions worn solo, stacked or on both ankles at the same time.

Silver Tone Diamante Wavy Anklet, £8, River Island

A super-easy way to prove that you’ve got your finger firmly on the fashion pulse, anklets are one of those bygone trends that resurface to give even the most lacklustre of outfits a contemporary edge.

By day, wear yours with strappy summer dresses, cropped jeans and sandals or show your fashion cred on your next big night out and pair a sleek metallic version with your favourite LBD.

Alighieri, Baby Lion Gold Plated Anklet, £165, Net-a-Porter
Bead Drop Anklet Pack, £8.50, Topshop

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