Phone charms are back, as well they should be

Phone charms are back, as well they should be

From butterfly garments to low-rise jeans, the chokehold that Y2K fashion has over us isn’t relenting – and now, as was in hindsight inevitable, phone charms are back too.

In the early to mid-naughties, they were absolutely everywhere.

From Hello Kitty to tiny, sticky lip glosses, these adorable accessories were so popular that there was a time when most mobiles were designed with little holes specifically for attaching charms.

But the advent and huge popularity of sleek, minimalist smartphones like the iPhone changed all that.

That, combined with trends like minimalism and simple, sleek Scandi decor taking hold over the years meant that cute, extra little phone charms fell out of fashion – until now, that is.

If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have seen charms on phones belonging to the likes of Kendall Jenner, Dixie D’Amelio, Gigi Hadid, Willow Smith (yes, her charm in the pic below is tiny, but the ring is cute, and we suspect it also serves as a clip for something bigger), and Dua Lipa.



And we’re not mad at it – these charms are super cute, and, unlike some of the more divisive 00s trends in danger of rearing their heads again (cough cough skinny brows), phone charms are objectively great fun.

Most of the charms we’re seeing on the phones in A-List hands aren’t just cute, but functional too. Hang your phone from your wrist with one of these loops, and you’ll be that much less likely to accidentally drop it.



Nowadays, while most phones aren’t built to be charm-friendly, plenty of cases, adhesive hooks and plugs that fit in the jack port all offer different ways to charm up your device.

If you’re looking for a bit of shopping inspiration, look no further…

Iridescent glass beaded phone charm

These clear yet iridescent beads will look great with any outfit.

Price: £9.50

Get it from: Etsy

XINDUI beaded phone lanyard

If you feel like sticking to just one colour, we love this little blue number.

Price: £6.40

Get it from: Amazon

Heart cherry charm

You don’t have to opt for a beaded lanyard – there are also loads of cute and purely decorative charms like these cherry hearts.

Price: £5.96

Get it from: Etsy

Flump phone charm

Got a sweet tooth? This little charm could be just the thing.

Price: £3.95

Get it from: Amazon

Meraki #candy phone charm

This extra phone charm can be attached to your phone in a combination of ways depending on what your hand likes best.

Price: £12

Get it from: Etsy

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