Things that remind me of middle school that have (thankfully) not yet made a fashion comeback: crimping irons, scrunchies, and those plastic circle thingies that you thread your shirt hem through, to create some kind of ad hoc shirt ponytail. Related: DIY Woven Friendship Bracelet Things that remind me of middle school that I’m super happy to see back on the scene: skinny jeans, neon, and my favourite 2012 summer trend, friendship bracelets! Seriously, have you noticed how friendship bracelets have reappeared with a vengeance, across the fashion spectrum? Everyone from Net-A-Porter.com to Urban Outfitters has picked up this trend and, as a former friendship bracelet addict, I couldn’t be happier. Related: Save The Bumblebee With A Cute Jenny Bird Bracelet Circa 1998, I was the kid that would load up my wrists with all kinds of boondoggle bracelets (squares! circles! cobra!), embroidery thread creations, and even a rock-climbing rope or two for good luck. Almost 15 years later, not much has changed, except that this trend is now available across a wide variety of price points and styles, satisfying every taste.
Friendship bracelets from J.Rox, Aurelie Biederman and Urban Outfitters
For the refined spirit, there are sophisticated options like these J.Rox leather cord bracelets from eLuxe.ca, or Aurélie Bidermann’s mother-of-pearl charm bracelets on pretty printed cotton cord, available on Net-A-Porter.com. Related: Kim Kardashian’s Belle Noel Jewellery Line For the tried-and-true classicist, there are golden oldies like the embroidery friendship bracelet from Scout & Catalogue, or the beautifully bright Clifton bracelets from Urban Outfitters. If you’re not sure what style fits you best, head over to your nearest schoolyard for some inspiration and maybe a little nostalgia for the days of recess, summer vacations and BFFs.