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When it comes to fashion, one day you’re in, the next day you’re out, and twenty years later you’re back in again!
Which is why the resurgence of Y2K clothing and accessories is right on time. Yes, teeny-tiny mini skirts, low rise jeans and belly-button bearing baby tees have been reincarnated into the latest trends.
For Gen-Z, velour tracksuits and shiny metallic jackets may feel like a design revelation. But for the fashionistas that actually wore them growing up, it’s a pleasant stroll down a nostalgic catwalk.
And while not every Y2K fashion choice may suit your taste, there is at least one accessory that seems to be universally embraced – the phone charm! Also known as straps or lanyards, you’ll find these beaded tributes to yesteryear on celebrity wrists of all ages, including Kendall Jenner, Dua Lipa, Miley Cyrus and J Lo.
Playful, colorful and often very little-girly, these phone case accessories look like something that you may have made at summer camp. But as fun-loving as they are, they do free up your hands while holding your cell phone securely around your list.
Which could prevent you from losing it or cracking your screen in a fatal fall (not to mention possibly water logging it in a toilet. Ewww!).
Are Phone Charms Here to Stay?
But are phone straps here to stay? While charms may have donned Motorola flip phones for a brief fashion moment in the past, we all know that cell phones have grown to be a much more integral part of our everyday lives (translation: obsession) and not just a novelty.
So the answer is maybe. But considering how reasonably priced these fun loving accessories are in general, we say it’s a safe investment whether the trend lasts another ten months or ten years.
Ready to get your wrist candy on this summer? We’ve gathered a collection of 32 trendy phone accessories because one is never enough. From girly to hippy to super cool, there’s something to suit your every fashion mood.
Let’s take a look!
We love the laid back surfer vibe of this polymer clay phone strap and matching bracelet. Perfect for your beach vacation!
Okay, the fruit beads on this strap are way too cute. We especially adore the avocado. Just looking at it makes you feel happy.
Rose quartz is said to attract love, so why not carry it with you always? This phone strap can also be personalized with your name and can be made with or without the evil eye—because it’s all about choice, baby.
We are obsessed with these Japanese phone straps featuring a lucky cat charm. It even has a little bell. That’s what we call bling-bling.
Give your wrist that star quality with this fun phone strap featuring multiple chains. You’ll feel like the glitterati!
We’re loving the mix of pink and purple natural gemstones in this keychain. And because each lanyard has stones with different marbling, no two are exactly alike.
Remember the days you’d consult your future in the Magic 8 Ball? We see this accessory in your future.
Even cult favorite jewelry designer Roxanne Assoulin is bringing her sense of whimsy to phone charm designs thanks to this Bauble Brite charm. We say it’s a perfect match!
We are digging the 70s puka shell vibe this phone charm is serving up. Far out, man.
They say a smile is your best accessory. But a smiley face on your cell phone case comes in a close second!
Hello, Harry Potter fans; this one’s for you. But don’t wait! It’s a Casetify limited edition piece.
This phone strap will help you to ward off the evil eye—like a lot of them.
Awww, this pearl phone charm made with genuine mother of pearl is just too sweet to resist.
This Chinese style lanyard with agate stones and a lotus flower is simply stunning.
If butterflies are your thing, this iridescent phone strap will make your heart flutter.
This chain strap made of crystal cubes will give your phone that special glow.
We love the toned back color and cute gold stars on this beaded phone charm. It’s like a little piece of heaven for your wrist.
At the risk of sounding trite, yes, we heart this phone strap.
You don’t have to be a little girl to enjoy this adorable phone strap. Come on, who can resist a panda?
Sometimes you need a burst of color. Made from red coral, this beaded phone chain is definitely an eye catcher!
We love that this cell phone charm strap can be wrapped to become a cute wristlet or even worn as a necklace. It’s got that stylish, international hippie vibe.
These delicate little buds make a dainty addition to your phone and bring back memories of flower chokers. Oh so very retro.
We like that this beaded phone strap is made of the semi-precious gemstone amazonite, which is supposed to bring you lucky energy. Who knows, maybe it will turn out to be a genuine charm!
Tiger’s eye is supposed to inspire courage. And it’s also good for not losing your phone, apparently.
This cute phone charm reminds us of those candy necklaces we wore as kids. But save your appetite for something tastier.
We’re digging the zen vibe of this phone strap made with onyx, white jade and linden root beads which are a symbol of wisdom and strength. May it bring you peace of mind while you’re sipping your StarB hands free.
For those of you who never quite got over your Hello Kitty obsession, we’re with you!
A charm for your dark side. We suspect it may ward people off your cell phone.
With its glass moon bead and mysterious shades of blue, this phone strap has cast a spell on us.
30. Cat Phone Strap
This phone strap of a sweet feline embrace is the cat’s meow.
This cheerful phone strap features red jade, freshwater pearls and white and orange agate beads. And the crystal butterfly is too cute.
This phone strap with a colorful koi fish and Japanese writing is supposed to bring you good luck. And who couldn’t use more of that?
Is it a lot to pay for a phone charm? Yes, but this enamel rainbow mobile phone chain is adjustable and even comes with an attachable credit card compartment for the back of your phone. Who says you can’t put a price on freedom?
Phone Charms Anyone?
Whether you’ve been around the phone charm block or you’re new to this trend, phone charms are here to stay! And when it comes to blending fashion and function, these babies work like a charm.
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32 Fun Phone Charms For Any Style:
- Summer Phone Strap
- Rainbow Fruit Phone Strap
- Rose Quartz Phone Strap
- Japanese Phone Charms
- Beaded Gold Phone Strap
- Natural Gemstone Phone Strap
- Fortune Teller Phone Strap
- Bauble Brite Phone Charm
- Natural High Phone Charm
- Smiley Summer Phone Strap
- Gryffindor Phone Strap
- Evil Eye Phone Strap
- Mother of Pearl Phone Strap
- Lotus Flower Phone Strap
- Butterfly Phone Strap
- Crystal Beads Phone Strap
- Blue Pastel Phone Strap
- Heart Phone Strap
- Panda Phone Strap
- Carnelian Phone Strap
- Braided Fabric Phone Strap
- Flower Phone Strap
- Amazonite Phone Strap
- Tiger’s Eye Phone Strap
- Kinizuxi Phone Strap
- Bodhi Beads Phone Strap
- Hello Kitty Phone Strap
- Gothic Phone Strap
- Cat Phone Strap
- Mixed Gems Phone Strap
- Koi Fish Phone Strap
- Kira Kira Crossbody Enamel Phone Strap