Many of your favorite celebrities have been photographed this year wearing all kind of variations of the skull and crossbones. Lindsay Lohan, Angelina Jolie, Avril Lavigne, Ashley Olsen, Nicole Ritchie, Carmen Electra, Sienna Miller, Mischa Barton, Johnny Depp, Ashlee Simpson, Hillary Duff, Madonna, and Kate Moss are just a few of the celebrities that have helped to make this look a fashion phenomenon. It’s edgy with a bit of punk. The perfect look for someone who doesn’t want to always have a clean, good-girl image, but proves she has a bit of bad in her too. Often the skull and crossbones is associated with the Goth look, but being Goth is so much more than having jet black hair and white makeup. The whole idea behind the Goth look is being a non-conformist. Standing out from the crowd. Not settling for the status quo.
Most skull jewelry tends to be sterling silver with black accents. Popular choices are skull rings, dog tag pendants, necklaces, earrings, ankle bracelets, and cuff links. Skull necklaces look stunning on a simple silver chain or even a leather rope. As a matter of fact, a leather pendant with a silver skull accent is very unique without being over the top. Skull jewelry often has a slightly tarnished look to give it a vintage feel. Texture is also very key. Hammered jewelry with a rough texture simply adds to that vintage look.
Wearing skull and crossbones jewelry doesn’t mean that you’re a biker chick or a gang member. It simply makes a statement that you are an individual, not willing to just blend into the crowd and look a certain way. Nothing brings a bit of understated edge or “hipness” to a girly outfit than a simply skull necklace. You’re saying to the world, “I’m not just a prissy little girl. I’m different. Unique. Just me.”