Throwback accessories are having a major moment in 2019. From playful hair clips to bright beaded bags, they seem to be everywhere — and a scroll through the new arrivals sections of your favorite retailers will show you that the latest one has joined the mix: anklets. And now that the sun is shining and our ankles are showing, there's never been a better time to get on board — especially with all the new ankle bracelets to hit the market. (Spoiler: They're really good.)
This season, there's an anklet for every style out there, starting with minimalists. Case in point: This $94 Freshwater Pearl Anklet by Adornmonde has the perfect amount of pearls without being too flashy.
But not to fret, trendsetters: There are plenty of options for you, too. If you want to channel your inner 2000s child and still look put together, this seashell anklet by Isabel Marant makes that possible. Or, to really make a statement, throw on one (or a few) of these colorful pieces from Dannijo for $88 each.
You might not see the point in adding an anklet to a look, which is fair — it is all the way down at your ankle, as the name would suggest, and even has the potential to get covered up, depending on what you're wearing. However, it adds a touch of charm — a certain je ne sais quoi, you could say — that more traditional jewelry pieces don't always offer. Plus, the piece draws attention to your carefully chosen footwear, giving unexpected flair to a simple shoe.
And if you're still not convinced, just know that Mary-Kate Olsen gave the trend her stamp of approval in April 2019 at the Youth America Grand Prix's 20th Anniversary Gala. It's also become an influencer staple, with It-girls like the ever-stylish Pernille Teisbaek and trendsetter Monikh Dale sporting the trend on their grids. With such a strong backing, there's no doubt it will continue to grow — and probably grow on you, too.
Without further ado, 15 new anklets that will quickly become your go-to accessory this summer.
A pearl anklet is proof that this accessory can be elegant. Consider this piece by Sophie Buhai for a summer wedding.
This elegant anklet from Adornmonde has just the right amount of pearls for a simple approach to the trend.
Try out a gold chain anklet this season for a bold look. This option from Aurélie Bidermann features a seashell charm, and will complete all your vacation ensembles.
The seashell anklet got a makeover this season with this sophisticated version by Isabel Marant. Match your anklet with another seashell piece in the designer's new summer collection.
Let everyone know you're away from your desk this summer with this out-of-office anklet. Layer with a simple gold anklet for added fun.
This wing embossed anklet will pair perfectly with a chic sandal this summer, and includes a dainty blue bead for a pop of color.
If you're looking to dip your toes into the trend, start with this affordable option from Zara, while embracing the '90s seashell trend you probably once wore.
This anklet by Wolf Circus is every jewelry lover's dream. Minimal, yet stylish, this anklet will coordinate with any look.
If you lean toward diamonds over pearls, consider this shiny anklet by Kenneth Jay Lane, featuring cubic zirconia in varying geometric shapes
In love with the more playful side of anklets? Aurélie Bidermann incorporated her bohemian aesthetic into this elephant pendant anklet.
For a layered look, try out this piece by EIGHT by GJENMi, which also features a cowrie shell charm.
Add a subtle pop of color to your look with this pink and gold beaded anklet by Chan Luu.
Switch out your charm bracelet for a charm anklet this season. This option by Zoe Chicco is decorated with tiny charms giving it a pretty, dainty feel.