Harper's Bazaar is one of those magazines that never fails to tell its readers what is and isn't in for the month. Last year, around this time, they told me that knuckle rings were out. I was disheartened by this fact, as I just got into the jewelry trend. It wasn't fair! As soon as I started to really admire wearing rings in the middle of my fingers, Glenda Bailey went and ripped them right from under my feet. I hadn't started to collect midi rings yet, but took caution to the wind and dismissed their prophecy.
Well, wouldn't you know that a year later, midi rings are still an absolute Fashion Do. Once only sold in select hole in the walls, they are more widely distributed and magazines flaunt them in their editorial spreads. I think it's safe to say that midi rings will be here to stay for a little while longer than Harper's Bazaar originally predicted.
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|Rings (left to right): my Nana's collection, Catbird, She's Unique|
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1. the general course or prevailing tendency; drift: trends in the teaching of foreign languages; the trend of events.
2. style or vogue: the new trend in women's apparel.
3. the general direction followed by a road, river, coastline, or the like.In the context of this article, definition #1 doesn't apply, but in my opinion, I think to be trendy is to stray from the pack. Whenever I'm told that I look "trendy", it's not because I'm wearing a peplum top with cropped jeans and a chunky platform heel, it's because I took a shot in the dark and did some creative layering or something unique with a scarf.
I'm not saying that I don't take into consideration what the folks at Glamour or Kelly Framel, editor of The Glamourai, say about the seasons most coveted styles, but what I am saying is that us readers shouldn't take it so seriously. Take those "trends" and do something unique to you with it, and if you think that midi rings are the bomb.com, by all means wear them until your fingers fall off!