This summer, skulls have gone from being gothic to glamorous! What originated as a symbol for death has now become a major fashion statement; it’s sometimes funny how quickly trends catch on. The most common way that I have seen this trend displayed is by simply stringing it onto a beaded bracelet. This Fashionista wears her skull bracelet that she purchased in Ibiza, while studying abroad, almost every day along with her several bracelets. As you can see, it matches the rest of her bracelets perfectly, while adding a little bit of edge to her look. There is nothing grungy about her flowy tank from Frab’rik, Free People shorts, or Rebecca Minkoff bag, yet this one skull bracelet allows her to get in touch with her more edgy side.
Skulls have been making appearances in fashion for a while now, but it has not been until recently that I have seen their wide popularity, especially in the form of bracelets. It seems that every time I see an old friend nowadays, she is wearing one. I think this is because skull bracelets allow Fashionistas too subtly add a hint of fierceness.
For those Fashionista who want to accessorize with skulls in a bigger way, scarves are a great way to do this. One designer who consistently uses skulls is Lucien Pellat-Finet. While his chic sneakers, flawless watches and trendy bracelets are all quite pricey, they will last you forever. I speak from experience. My black sneakers covered in neon skulls have lasted me years (and I have no future plans of getting rid of them). Whether you want to drown yourself in them or just wear a small dose, skulls are the way to explore your inner-goth this summer.
Spotted: Comme des Garçon‘s spring 2011 menswear collection proves that skulls are for everyone.