This Accessory Combo Is a Fashion-Girl Favorite for Summer

Indya Brown
·3 min read

We're fans of fashion power combos: a white T-shirt and jeans, turtlenecks and dangly earrings, dresses and sneakers, the list goes on… So it wouldn't feel right to let the season carry on without highlighting one of the summer's of-the-moment pairings: anklets and sandals. Although the jewelry piece isn't new by any means, we've noticed a fresh way tastemakers have been styling the summer's coolest anklets, and it got our sartorial juices flowing.

Among the trendiest anklets of choice are colorful versions that embrace the do-it-yourself appeal of summer-camp beaded jewelry. For the minimalists, delicate gold anklets are another It girl–approved pick, especially when paired with sleek neutral heels or mules. While we admit some fashion-girl trends aren't as adaptable for everyday wear, this combo truly is an easy style solution for those looking to add some pizzazz. Whether your daily uniform consists of jeans, dresses, or even skirts, it's so simple to try it out. To prove it, I took to the 'gram to find some of the best interpretations of this tried-and-true accessory combo. Read ahead to see them all and to check out a few more anklet-and-sandal pairings we wouldn't mind living in all summer.

As seen on the fashion crowd:

Let's put the notion that pearls are matronly to rest. It's quite the unexpected match, but '90s-inspired heeled mules with a delicate string of pearls is an unbeatable combination.

Shop the look:

A New Day Pearl Anklet Set 3pc ($10)

Who What Wear Rachel Genuine Calf Hair Slide Sandal ($65)

Or opt for a chunkier take on pearls and style them with modern square-toe mules.

Shop the look:

Mateo Not Your Mother's Pearl & 14kt Gold Anklet ($375)

Mango Sling Back Leather Babouches ($80)

We love the idea of dressing up this season's thong-sandal trend with a piece of glittering gold. It hits the right note of elevated-casual.

Shop the look:

Ettika Chain Link Anklet ($32)

Alohas Overcast Ivory ($147)

If you thought simple meant boring, guess again. For that Parisenne look, go for delicate jewelry and scaled-back mid-heel mules. You'll notice it's definitely more understated but sophisticated nonetheless.

Shop the look:

Gem Avenue 14k Gold Rope Chain Anklet ($22)

Zara Square Toe Heeled Sandals ($50)

Of course, leave it to fashion girls to jazz up a pair of Birkenstocks. If your personal style errs more on the bohemian side, you'll want to check out a shell anklet like this one.

Fesciory Shell Anklet ($9)

Birkenstock Boston Clogs ($135)

More anklet-and-sandal power pairings we love:

If you like color…

Combo #1:

Roxanne Assoulin Daisy Beaded Anklet ($45)

Carlotha Ray Crisscross Square Toe Slides ($175)

Combo #2

Chan Luu Pearl Beaded Anklet ($75)

The Drop Avery Square Toe Heeled Sandal ($50)

Combo #3:

Anni Lu 18kt Gold-Plated Petit Alaia Anklet ($78)

Bottega Veneta The Lido Intrecciato-Debossed Leather Slides ($760)

If you like classic…

Combo #4:

Kozakh Vicky Flat Chain Link Anklet ($98)

Emme Parsons Folded Slide Sandals ($450)

Combo #5:

Set & Stones Jane Anklet ($82)

Manolo Blahnik Jada Leather Mules ($650)

Combo #6:

Anissa Kermiche Serpent de Perles Pearl Gold-Plated Anklet ($167)

Zara Kitten Heel Sandals ($50)

If you like trendy…

Combo #7:

Kozakh Moni Chain Anklet ($85)

Birkenstock 1774 x Ding Yun Zhang Padded Leather Sandals ($470)

Combo #8:

Kelistom Initial Ankle Bracelet ($10)

Jeffrey Campbell Luau Platform Flip Flop ($100)

Combo #9:

8 Other Reasons Set of 2 Anklets ($49)

Reike Nen 5 Strap Wedge Heels ($330)

Combo #10:

Ancient Greek Sandals Fishscale Double Chain Anklet ($85)

Jeffrey Campbell Slide-In Sandal ($135)

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