If there's one thing I've learned in my years of obsessing over the Olsen twins and their sense of style, it's that whatever they wear, everyone will want to be wearing it about two to four years later. We are that behind. Hence why suddenly, today, these photos of Ashley Olsen rocking dainty $4000 anklets by Ileana Makri in 2011 are suddenly top-of-mind for me. I am so into the look of having a dainty gold chain adorning my ankles above my decidedly un-dainty Birkenstocks.
I know anklets tend to be a divisive accessory—they're a throwback to our middle school days, and just another nod to the 1990s trends that have been taking turns having a comeback in the 2010s. However, I love that this renaissance incorporates the current dominance of dainty jewelry, giving this trend subtle, modern wearability.
Unlike an Olsen—and much to my chagrin—I cannot spend $4000 on an anklet. Luckily, I found eight pretty options for $55 or less. Personally, I'm partial to the arrow-adorned anklet from Madewell, as well as the Gorjana 'Lucia' anklet that's minimal with a tiny charm. In fact, they'd probably look pretty lovely layered together.
What do you think, should we bring back the anklet?
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