The anklets you need for the ultimate cool girl look

Let's give those ankles a glow-up ✨

anklets for women

by Marina Avraam |

While we're more than happy to let some noughties trends die a natural death (low-rise jeans, we're talking to you) anklets are a nostalgic accessory that we can't get enough of.

What started as a JLo-circa 2005 trend, has become a 2021 staple accessory for the ultimate cool girl look.

RiRi, Hailey Biebs and loads more fashion icons have been spotted hitting the streets with anklets, giving off that effortlessly cool Y2K look that we're majorly envious of.

We love a bit of accessorising, and anklets are the perfect jewellery to add some oomph to our usual basic-b*tch fits.

From plain and simple silver chains to funkier Y2K styles, shop your cool girl anklet below.


The best anklets to buy now

Summer Anklet
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If this isn't giving you 2005 poolside vibes, we don't know what will. We're obsessed with the colourful multirow design, and paired with some pastel-coloured sneaks? _Chefs kiss_

Treasure Layer Anklet
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Colourful beads are back, and they're cooler than ever. This double chain anklet screams Y2K, and we're not mad about it.

Image Gang date anklet in gold plate 98
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Loud and proud to be a 90s kid? Okay, 1998 is cutting it reeeal close, but we'll forgive that when it comes to this super nostalgic gold-plated gem.

Accessorize pretty anklet in pale pink and gold
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We love the fine details on this pearly, golden, pale pink anklet.

Phoebe Layered Anklet
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Combining pastel pink and green embellishments and a dangling metal charm, what's not to love about this layered anklet?

ASOS DESIGN Curve anklet with blue eye charms in gold tone
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Fend off those bad vibes with this adorable evil eye anklet.

Reclaimed Vintage inspired unisex 90's anklet with yin yang charms in gold and green
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Why not gift the second anklet to the ying to your yang? Or better yet, keep it for yourself and rock the green and gold combo.

ASOS DESIGN anklet with plastic butterfly charms in silver tone
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To say that this anklet is a whole vibe would be an understatement. Colourful butterfly charms on a simple silver chain - what more could you want?

Skylar Beaded Anklet
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Yes, summer might be over, but it's never the wrong season to flaunt a beaut floral beaded accessory.

Little Mistress 3 Pack Pewter Diamantu00e9 and Chain Anklets
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If you're looking for more of a statement piece, look no further than this three-pack of chain, and diamante anklets. Dreamy for going out out.

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How to style an anklet

Anklets are a fabulous way to switch the gears on any boring outfit, and we've got a few tips on what clothes to pair with an anklet and how to style it.

Dresses (mini, midi or maxi) are great to pair with your anklet given that your bare leg (get it girl) will be on show. If you're going for a colourful beaded anklet then make sure to colour coordinate with your dress, otherwise a simple silver and gold will do.

In terms of shoes, open-toe shoes are a perfect companion, HOWEVER, a pair of plain white or pastel-coloured sneakers will also look fab. Remember, if you opt for a pair of heels, avoid wearing a pair with an ankle strap.

Final tip - don't overdo it. Yes, we love the colourful beads, but as long as it is done tastefully and not, dare we say it, tackily.

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