Trendspotting: Sporting Friendship on Your Wrist
If you ask Wikipedia, it will tell you that friendship is a form of interpersonal relationship generally considered to be closer than association. It will then go on to note that the study of friendship is included in the fields of sociology, social psychology, philosophy, anthropology and my personal favorite: zoology. Finally, it will outline several bullet points that describe the characteristics of a “friend.” Things like: sympathy, empathy, the desire to do what is best for the other, compassion, trust, and positive recipocracy…though I’m still a little on the final credential.
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In any case, if you ask Man Repeller about “friendship,” she will (oh brother, I’m talking in third person, smack me, just do it) shake her booty while flaling her arms in an unusual manner that screams “bracelets! Bracelets!”
As you can guess from the above meaning of friendship, I am a very, very deep and
superficial intellectual person. And soon you will learn, I have proof too. Well, not proof of depth and intellect per se, but more that friendship in the form of bracelet is very right now. See below.
According to the pages of Jak and Jil and Streetfsn, which only document the coolest of the oozing cool kids that ooze at fashion weeks, friendship bracelets are a wildly important pop of color and interesting arm accessory to keep the wrists happy while they lug around clutches, invitations and various mobile phones. With spring on its way (kind of? Maybe? Please, sky, give it to us,) it’s only natural that we’d orchestrate arm parties and spruce up the color of friendship via wrist to follow suit what may be the best accessory trend to resurface since sleep-away camp.
And now, to get the look, while yes you can just stitch your own for you and your friends, you can also save time and buy some so…do that. Here are my picks.
1. Frieda & Nellie’s Glam Take on the Bond of Sisterhood
While these bracelets retail from anywhere between $150-300, what better to show your best friend how much you love her than taking a mortgage out on your home to have matching wrists that sparkle? Look at the bracelets again. I think we can agree it’s worth it.
2. Bhati Beads‘ Studded Take
Bhati Beads has also created a pretty cute take on the friendship bracelet featuring little bullets that adorn the professional stitching. Not as much homemade-iness, equal amounts of cool.
3. DANNIJO Hand Selected Knots of Love
And finally, last but most certainly not least, the girls behind DANNIJO sell genuine friendship bracelets clasped with their signature D in packs of four (at $48) so that you can share the circle of life and friendship with whoever you please. You can also, however, keep them all to yourself…you know, should you fall into the selfish asshole category.