Want to update everything in your wardrobe for the upcoming season? It's easier - and potentially cheaper - than you think. Ankle embellishments of all kinds are perhaps the coolest accessory of the moment, and serendipitously cropped pants of all kinds are in style too. So let's adorn our ankles this season!
Ankle Bracelets a.k.a. Anklets
That said, if you're open to something new, the anklet options this season might change your mind. Elegant, graceful, and perfectly unexpected, a slim gold or silver anklet like this one at Net-A-Porter (or something inspired by this pricey Arme De L'Amour version) might be all you need to make last summer's outfits look brand new.
An easy way to add a small pop of color to your outfit is by adding a bright and/or patterned pair of ankle socks. Go for a contrasting color or pick up a shade from your handbag, scarf, jewelry, or other accessories. Also, don't be afraid to try ankle socks with unexpected footwear like classic slides. Or go for unusual combinations; for instance, these Pretty Polly fishnet ankle socks would make a crisp pair of sneakers more interesting.
Frayed, embellished, beaded, split, or otherwise unusual pant hems are all-too-common at the moment. And they are even better when shortened or cropped, since they won't drag on the floor and they are easier to show off. Like these FRAME skinny jeans with release cuffs!
An ankle strap, lace-up, or similar interest around the ankle is probably the easiest way to get in on this trend, and we particularly love this blue suede version with an ultra-trendy block heel from Nordstrom's BP Style line.
In fact, if you buy one new pair of shoes this spring or summer, we suggest you go with something that wraps or ties around the ankle - it looks graceful, fresh, and modern - an aesthetic that's #wardrobegoals in general!