Midi rings are having a moment. If you haven’t spotted them yet, sitting pretty across knuckles and sliding over finger tips at fashion week, then you soon will. Thin bands and Aztec-inspired arrows dominated the micro-trend for SS13 but now there are bigger, bolder rings ready to mix up the look in a new way. I’ve chosen my top 5 to start wearing now, adding pre-fall texture to your sartorial choices.
This set from Maria Francesca Pepe (available at my-wardrobe) is on the expensive side, but definitely a worthwhile splurge. A Central Saint Martins graduate with edge, Pepe’s interned with Vivienne Westwood and won Fashion East sponsorship, so she’s definitely a name to watch - and talisman charms are set to appear on accessories everywhere this season.
Forever21 have handfuls of delicate midi rings, perfect for piling on in a mix of different metals. My favourite is the classic (but still edgy) double spike, but their pyramids and chevron angles are covetable too. Use them to toughen up boyfriend jeans and a relaxed tee now, and wear them with leather in the winter.
Topshop have got midi rings down with stacks of spikes alongside girlier styles. But they’re the only place I’ve seen (so far) to offer up midi rings in different letters - ideal for spelling out any five-letter words on your mind. If you’d rather just flash your initial, a single letter looks great mixed in with other midi rings in different textures.
Gorjana recommends wearing their ‘Stella’ ring stacked with other jewellery, but I think it has a strong simplicity that looks better alone. The gently waved lines help it stand out from other midi rings, and the gleam of the 18k gold makes it look that little more expensive (without the price tag you’d expect).
To take the look a step further, try River Island’s set of ten nail rings. Looped around fingertips, they put a gothic spin on a jewellery trend that has so far been dominated by dainty gold bands – which means they’ll be a perfect fit with fall’s dark and punk-inspired fashion trends.