s far as 90s revivals go, anklets may be up there with the best. Dust off your bucket hat, platform sandals, choker and micro bag – it’s time to dive into nostalgic fashion.
Let’s face it, it’s hard to make feet attractive but with the simple embellishment of a silver or gold chain, it can work wonders in transforming their aesthetic – appearing delicate, decorated and ready to jet away to some far-flung destination with your toes wriggling in the sand. A subtle foot adornment can make even the pastiest trotters instantly look prettier and sexier, especially when combined with a fresh pedicure.
It seems we aren’t alone with our anklet affection, according to global fashion search platform Lyst, searches have been steadily increasing since May – up by 23 per cent. The most sought-after styles include gold and silver chains but there has also been huge interest in shell, pearl and beaded pieces, which collectively have grown by 43 per cent.
We’ve selected our favourite to spice up your summer jewellery staples and to be layered up to your heart’s content.
Atelier VM L’Essenziale anklet
Milan-born jewellery label Atelier VM specialise in understated staples that transcend seasons and stand the test of time in your collection. The brand’s signature L’Essenziale line, in which the pieces are made to measure and welded on by hand in store at Liberty, has now expanded into anklets. The jewellery is crafted from 18ct gold with yellow, white or rose gold and can either be kept clean, classic and elegant or given added embellishment through charms that include initials, star signs or gems.
Harmony Aventurine Anklet in Gold
Step into the season with a gem-adorned anklet from Astrid & Miyu that not only looks good swathed around your ankle but is also said to give you good energy with the semi-precious stones. The green aventurine stones are a symbol of prosperity and luck, while rose quartz represents love. You can get the plating in either gold or silver.
Isla Shell Charm Anklet 18Ct Gold Plate
This anklet from Daisy Jewellery sits at the perfect balance between subtle and statement so has great everyday wear. It is crafted from recycled 925 sterling silver with a gold plating so there’s an eco-conscious as well as an ethical twist.
Lumina Pearl Anklet Set
Double your chain game with this anklet from Edge of Ember that combines two for the price of one. Layer up your anklets as you would your bracelets with ease thanks to the head start that this set provides. It is made up of two charms, one of which is a lovely pearl embellishment, while the other a sun dial-esque delicate gold adornment.
Female Empowerment Moon and Star Anklet Silver
This anklet acts as a symbol of female empowerment and hope through the perennially chic charm additions of the moon and star respectively. It can also be embellished with the initials of your choice which is then hand stamped onto the anklet by the brand. It is made from sterling silver to ensure durability.
Missoma Beaded Anklet
Our obsession with joy-giving beaded jewellery shows no signs of wavering and Missoma has one of the most coveted collections on the market. Get in on the rainbow action on your ankles with these beautiful stone embellished pieces. Set on 18ct gold plated brass, there are white serpentine, reconstructed imperial jasper and reconstructed blue quartz & dyed turquoise magnesite varieties so there’s a range of colour variations.
By Alona Sand and Sea pearl & 18kt gold-plated anklet
Whether you are able to dip your toes into the sand, or you’re staycation-bound for the foreseeable, this anklet brings the summer spirit with a Mediterranean feel. Alongside baroque pearls – in which every single one is unique – it has further ankle appeal with a crystal-adorned starfish.
Ancient Greek Sandals Owl gold-tone anklet
The sandal experts know a thing or two about adorning your feet with the most stylish pieces on the market and thus it seems only natural to pair their signature strappy gladiator-inspired footwear with the anklet to match. The chunky gold chain has two dangling coins, the smaller of which brands the Ancient Greek Sandals logo, while the other depicts an owl to represent wisdom and femininity.
Alta Textured Chain Anklet
Chunky chains have dominated the jewellery sphere for the last few seasons and we just can’t seem to get enough of them whether for our necklaces, bracelets and now, anklets. Monica Vinader has gone minimalistic in its approach with an everyday piece crafted from 18ct gold plated vermeil. It has been made responsibly from recycled gold and silver with 29 solid links.
Initial Slider Anklet
Give your anklet the personal touch with the initial charm of your choice. Aurum + Grey handcrafts each and every piece from solid 9ct yellow gold and to ensure the best fit, it has an adjustable slider chain. There’s also the option of a delicate solid heart charm.
Anni Lu Gold-Plated Wave Beaded Anklet
Handmade from 18ct gold plated-brass, this anklet will bring a much welcomed pop of colour into your jewellery collection as a mood-boosting piece everytime it catches your eye. It has been threaded with sea bamboo beads that are dyed with a charming pink hue. It’s best paired with a fresh-from-the-beach glow.
Estée Lalonde Forever Chain Anklet 18ct Gold Plate
If you’re not quite ready to take a plunge into a daring chunky anklet, this delicate alternative from Estée Lalonde’s collaboration with Daisy Jewellery is an effortless, minimalistic piece to help you dip your toe. It has been made from recycled sterling silver with a gold plating and is as clean and classic as it comes.
Multi Pearl Drop Anklet
Pearl jewellery is having a big revival right now from our earrings to our ankles and this puts a contemporary twist on the classic string variations by incorporating five freshwater pearls as drop charms. They are set on a gold plated chain with universal appeal. Elegant.