She’s not referred to as an ‘accessory queen’ for nothing, so it came as no surprise to find out that Olivia Palermo was responsible for the latest craze taking the style scene by storm. We’re talking about the wrist wrap.
Spotted first on OP then uber blogger Leandra Medine (AKA Man Repeller), if you want in on this uh-mazing new trend, it’s beyond simple. Just take a traditional printed silky scarf, wrap it several times around your wrist and tie it to the side. Clever, huh? It’s got to be the easiest instant updater of the year, and comes with awesome zero-cost appeal – come on, we’ve all got a selection of silky scarves hanging around in a drawer at home right? If you fancy a new one though, make sure it’s a short neck-tie style in cotton or silk – attempting to wrap a winter woolly around your wrist won’t have quite the same effect!
Claire’s are nailing the wrist wrap trend on the high street right now with this ready-made £4.50 red printed option, but the beauty of this trend is that anything goes, from bold block colours to crazy prints or subtler monochrome styles. Olivia gives a lesson in winter coat chic, using her scarf to update a military navy classic, while Leandra has has gone for a cool colour clash with her multi-coloured scarf and contrasting red top combo.
At night, try piling bracelets on top for a real statement affair, and be sure to wear with sleeveless or short sleeves tops and frocks to really show it off. A-list accessory kudos in the time it takes to wrap a scarf around your wrist? Yes please!
By Gemma Gow