Anklets are a less common jewellery item you can wear to easily accessorise any outfit, and show off your ankles. They're the unsung hero of bohemian styling and are a popular choice for urban, surf, or street wear.
Do you want to know more about this unusual yet very versatile piece of jewellery? If so, you've come to the right place! We've been sourcing and selling the finest anklets for more than 20 years and here we will share with you everything we know about anklets, including:
- What they are;
- why they are worn;
- where they are worn most commonly;
- and how you can wear one to accessorise any outfit to add some simple boho chic.
What are Anklets?
Anklets are a type of jewellery worn by both men and women to adorn their ankles. They come in various shapes and sizes and are made up of different materials like gold, silver, leather, cord and healing stones. You can find ankle jewellery that is solid (just one piece) or have several small dangling pieces charms attached to them.
Why Are Anklets Worn?
Anklets have been worn for more than 8,000 years¹ by women in South Asia and in Egypt. They've been worn as ornamentation and a sign of connection to your feet.
Today, wearing anklets is becoming a popular style choice, particularly for bohemian fashion and for both men and women to complement surf wear. Many styles are designed to be worn in the water and feature ocean-inspired charms.
Further, many people choose to wear anklets to show off their sense of adventure and connection to the earth.
How to wear?
How Can You Wear An Anklet To Accessorise Any Outfit And Make It Look Especially Boho Chic?
The key is to accessorise your outfit with the right type of ankle jewellery. Anklets are a great choice for this purpose. For example, if you want to wear an ankle bracelet for an evening out, it will make the outfit more bohemian and chic. If you are wearing a dress to a wedding, you can wear anklets to give the ensemble a unique edge.
Surf culture and style also features the wearing of anklets, particularly layering of different styles and materials, such as gold with leather and beads.
As we have noted above, you can find so many fashion-forward ways to wear anklets. I'd like to share with you some tips on what to look for when you are choosing which anklet(s) to buy.
Tips on What To Look For When You Are Choosing Anklets
Make sure the anklet is comfortable. It should fit snugly yet comfortably around your ankle and not be so tight that it is uncomfortable. Buying an anklet that is adjustable will ensure you can get the best fit for you.
In summary, choose anklets with a sturdy design, that are comfortable and look good on you! Choose an anklet with a stone or bead charm that fits with your personal style.
Many people like to buy multiple styles of anklets and wear a different one with different outfits, or layer several for a bohemian luxe look. For example, some women like to layer a silver ankle bracelet over a cord and turquoise anklet. If you want to do this, make sure the different styles compliment each other and do not compete.
There you have it, our specialist summary on anklets and why they're the ultimate jewellery choice to complete any outfit.
Do you have any anklet styling tips? Let us know!