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Are Phone Charms Here To Stay? (Plus Our 32 Favorites!)

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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!).

Editor Favorites:

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Mother of Pearl Phone Strap

Mother of Pearl Phone Strap

Blue Pastel Phone Strap

Blue Pastel Phone Strap

Carnelian Phone Strap

Carnelian Phone Strap

Cat Phone Strap

Cat Phone Strap

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!

1. Summer Phone Strap

Sea shell phone strap and bracelet

We love the laid back surfer vibe of this polymer clay phone strap and matching bracelet. Perfect for your beach vacation!

2. Rainbow Fruit Phone Strap

Rainbow Fruit Phone Strap

Okay, the fruit beads on this strap are way too cute. We especially adore the avocado. Just looking at it makes you feel happy.

3. Rose Quartz Phone Strap

Rose Quartz Phone Strap

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. 

4. Japanese Phone Charms

Japanese Phone Charms

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. 

5. Beaded Gold Phone Strap

Beaded Gold Phone Strap

Give your wrist that star quality with this fun phone strap featuring multiple chains. You’ll feel like the glitterati! 

6. Natural Gemstone Phone Strap

Natural Gemstone Phone Strap

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. 

7. Fortune Teller Phone Strap

Fortune Teller Phone Strap

Remember the days you’d consult your future in the Magic 8 Ball? We see this accessory in your future. 

Related: The Best Cell Phones For Kids [From First Phones to iPhones]

8. Bauble Brite Phone Charm 

Bauble Brite Phone Charm

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!

9. Natural High Phone Charm  

Natural High Phone Charm

We are digging the 70s puka shell vibe this phone charm is serving up. Far out, man.

10. Smiley Summer Phone Strap

Smiley Summer Phone Strap

They say a smile is your best accessory. But a smiley face on your cell phone case comes in a close second!

11. Gryffindor Phone Strap  

Gryffindor Phone Strap 

Hello, Harry Potter fans; this one’s for you. But don’t wait! It’s a Casetify limited edition piece

12. Evil Eye Phone Strap

Evil Eye Phone Strap

This phone strap will help you to ward off the evil eye—like a lot of them. 

13. Mother of Pearl Phone Strap

Mother of Pearl Phone Strap

Awww, this pearl phone charm made with genuine mother of pearl is just too sweet to resist. 

14. Lotus Flower Phone Strap

Lotus Flower Phone Strap

This Chinese style lanyard with agate stones and a lotus flower is simply stunning.

15. Butterfly Phone Strap

Butterfly Phone Strap

If butterflies are your thing, this iridescent phone strap will make your heart flutter. 

16. Crystal Beads Phone Strap

Crystal Beads Phone Strap

This chain strap made of crystal cubes will give your phone that special glow. 

17. Blue Pastel Phone Strap

Blue Pastel Phone Strap

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. 

18. Heart Phone Strap

Heart Phone Strap

At the risk of sounding trite, yes, we heart this phone strap

19. Panda Phone Strap

Panda Phone Strap

You don’t have to be a little girl to enjoy this adorable phone strap. Come on, who can resist a panda?

20. Carnelian Phone Strap

Carnelian Phone Strap

Sometimes you need a burst of color. Made from red coral, this beaded phone chain is definitely an eye catcher!

21. Braided Fabric Phone Strap

Braided Fabric Phone Strap

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.

22. Flower Phone Strap

Flower Phone Strap

These delicate little buds make a dainty addition to your phone and bring back memories of flower chokers. Oh so very retro. 

23. Amazonite Phone Strap

Amazonite Phone Strap

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!

24. Tiger’s Eye Phone Strap

Tiger's Eye Phone Strap

Tiger’s eye is supposed to inspire courage. And it’s also good for not losing your phone, apparently. 

25. Kinizuxi Phone Strap

Kinizuxi Phone Strap

This cute phone charm reminds us of those candy necklaces we wore as kids. But save your appetite for something tastier. 

26. Bodhi Beads Phone Strap

Bodhi Beads Phone Strap

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.

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27. Hello Kitty Phone Strap

Hello Kitty Phone Strap

For those of you who never quite got over your Hello Kitty obsession, we’re with you!

28. Gothic Phone Strap

Gothic Phone Strap

A charm for your dark side. We suspect it may ward people off your cell phone.

29. Enchanted Moon Phone Strap

Enchanted Moon Phone Strap

With its glass moon bead and mysterious shades of blue, this phone strap has cast a spell on us. 

30. Cat Phone Strap

Cat Phone Strap

This phone strap of a sweet feline embrace is the cat’s meow.

31. Mixed Gems Phone Strap

Mixed Gems Phone Strap

This cheerful phone strap features red jade, freshwater pearls and white and orange agate beads. And the crystal butterfly is too cute. 

32. Koi Fish Phone Strap

Koi Fish Phone Strap

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? 

33. Kira Kira Crossbody Enamel Phone Strap 

Kira Kira Crossbody Enamel Phone Strap 

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:

  1. Summer Phone Strap
  2. Rainbow Fruit Phone Strap
  3. Rose Quartz Phone Strap
  4. Japanese Phone Charms
  5. Beaded Gold Phone Strap
  6. Natural Gemstone Phone Strap
  7. Fortune Teller Phone Strap
  8. Bauble Brite Phone Charm  
  9. Natural High Phone Charm  
  10. Smiley Summer Phone Strap
  11. Gryffindor Phone Strap
  12. Evil Eye Phone Strap
  13. Mother of Pearl Phone Strap
  14. Lotus Flower Phone Strap
  15. Butterfly Phone Strap
  16. Crystal Beads Phone Strap
  17. Blue Pastel Phone Strap
  18. Heart Phone Strap
  19. Panda Phone Strap
  20. Carnelian Phone Strap
  21. Braided Fabric Phone Strap
  22. Flower Phone Strap
  23. Amazonite Phone Strap
  24. Tiger’s Eye Phone Strap
  25. Kinizuxi Phone Strap
  26. Bodhi Beads Phone Strap
  27. Hello Kitty Phone Strap
  28. Gothic Phone Strap
  29. Cat Phone Strap
  30. Mixed Gems Phone Strap
  31. Koi Fish Phone Strap
  32. Kira Kira Crossbody Enamel Phone Strap

Sherry De Alba

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