Anklets Are Back. Here’s How to Style Them

Think anklets and thoughts run back to the childhood summer days where little kids created anklets as an art project. Remember those jewelry-making boxes that came with colorful beads in multiple shapes like stars and small sunflowers? You would see every little 90s kid rocking the anklet design during the summer months. The anklets came back in trend last year thanks to the influencers who brought back the quirky style. Brands like éliou and Brinker & Eliza offered some really quirky and unique designs.

However, this year as summer progresses, it’s getting clearer that 2021’s anklet choice is but refined and minimalistic.

Minimalist Designs That Redefines the Luxury

According to designer Zoe Chicco anklets, today have minimalist designs that pass off as a luxury. People today like to keep the look simple with a single diamond hanging or small dangling charms. The idea is to focus on a sun-kissed area highlighting the fun.

Funky but Classy

However, not everyone is riding the minimalist bandwagon – some even prefer their anklets to be funkier. Michela Panero founder: Rosantica comes to the rescue for people looking for funky jewels. He suggests designs with fringes as they sway along with you. Experts believe that the focus should be on little crystals, little charms, and bold chains.

Styling the Anklets the Right Way

When it comes to styling the anklets, layering is winning the competition. Just like the necklaces, experts suggest layering the anklets – claiming the more, the better. Chicco says that she likes to pair 2-3 anklets and layer them with “barely-there scandals.”

The trick while selecting the anklet to layer is to keep it balanced. You can go for two-three minimalist pieces or if you are wearing a chunky one, then pair it along with a dainty one. When it comes to fall fashion – you can layer the anklets over the socks or tights.

Princess Diana Wore Low-Heeled Shoes at Her Wedding for This Reason

Princess Diana and Prince Charles on their wedding day

Many people still remember July 29, 1981, as the day when Britain finally got its beloved princess and much-anticipated wedding. Lady Diana Spencer said yes while dressed to perfection from head to toe. A little known fact about her outfit, however, is the height of her heels. Since Princess Diana was the same height as Prince Charles, royal designers had to make sure the future queen didn’t stand taller than her husband.

Princess Diana and Her Wedding Shoes

Princess Diana's wedding shoes Royal biographer and historian Robert Lacey described the peculiar low-heeled shoes that Lady Diana wore on her wedding day in his book, Battle of Brothers: William and Harry – The Inside Story of a Family in Tumult. Although her lace veil was impressively long, 153 yards to be exact, and her ivory taffeta gown was breathtakingly posh, her shoes had to be a little toned down.

Embroidered with 132 pearls and 542 matching sequins, her wedding slippers were kept deliberately low. Given that, much like Prince Charles, Diana was five foot ten, it was important that she didn’t upstage the future king. That, however, didn’t stop the shoes from being undeniably gorgeous and iconic. In fact, people loved them so much that designers continue to sell meticulous replicas or Diana-inspired models to this day.

Princess Diana's wedding shoes Her Shoes Aren’t The Only Thing That Made History That Day

Even though it can be a bummer to many brides that they can’t get to wear beautiful heels on their wedding day, Princess Diana focused on standing tall in a different way on her special day. For example, she became the first bride in royal history to change the wedding vows. She promised to love, honor, and cherish Prince Charles, but not ‘to obey,’ which set a precedent.

The Prince and Princess of Wales return to Buckingham Palace by carriage after their wedding, 29th July 1981.

It’s safe to say that regardless of her heels, Princess Diana was one of the most beautiful royal brides there will ever be. Wouldn’t you agree?