Midi Rings

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Brands that sell these: Brandy Melville- www.brandymelvilleusa.com; Forever21- forever21.com

To be honest, I have a love/hate relationship with rings. I believe I have this curse where my rings fall off at the most inopportune times. (I lost my expensive ring in the grass twice and had to search around for hours to retrieve it.) Midi rings sound like my worst nightmare. But, I have to talk about it since they are getting popular.

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Baby V wearing a midi

Midi rings are essentially just small rings made to fit between the upper joints of your finger instead of between the knuckle and middle joint. They allow ring fanatics to wear even more rings all over their hands. My opinions aside, midi rings offer a modern take on jewelry and actually look attractive on the hand. I prefer thin midi rings because of their elegance, but they come in all shapes and sizes.

If you have fat fingers though, you may have a hard time since some retailers have a “one size fits all” thing. But, you can always just…buy a small ring? They are pretty much child sized rings so just grab a size 5 ring and wow you have your own midi ring.

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I don’t own any midi rings, like I said, so I don’t have much to say. This is geared towards women (since its jewelry lol) but guys who enjoy wearing rings might see this trend expand to men’s accessories in the distant future. At F21, they’re super cheap, around 2-4 bucks. At other places they might be a bit more pricey but for sure cheaper than the normal sized rings they sell. Anyways, I hope to try these out for myself soon.

TL;DR: Hop on the jewelry bandwagon and pick up some midi rings!

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Chunky Shoes

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Brands that sell these: Jeffrey Campbell- jeffreycampbellshoes.com (they have a list of their retailers), Stylenanda (my favorite Korean clothing store)- en.stylenanda.com

I don’t have them yet, (probably because they’re almost $200) but buying these types of shoes is on my bucket list! I found out about them through my beloved store Stylenanda. The models on the website have dawned these iconic Jeffrey Campbell platform heels since the site was born, but the style itself hasn’t been popular in America until recently.

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Platform shoes are known to give height without as much pain as purely high heeled shoes. Also, they elongate the leg and make the wearer look naturally taller.

 

Chunky platform shoes are trendy on both guys and girls.

For fashion-forward guys: I suggest pairing some platform sneakers with dark wash jeans, a strong leather jacket, and a snap-back or beanie to complete the look.

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For girls: Pair these with some high-waisted shorts, a white tank top, and a letter jacket. Anything high waisted looks positively amazing when worn with platform shoes.

At Jeffrey Campbell, the most popular brand that sells these types of shoes, platforms range from $160-$300. Knock-offs are sold at places like Forever21 for cheaper, though, but the real deals are the Jeffrey Campbell’s. I’ve seen people of any gender wear chunky shoes for any occasion and with any style. Whether you’re edgy or sophisticated, vintage or glamorous, these shoes are perfect for you!

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TL;DR: Be uber fashion forward and splurge on a pair of Jeffrey Campbell platform heels. They elongate your body and are great for any gender and style!