Written by Danielle Paquette, Editorial Intern
Don’t sacrifice chic to stay safe. Medical professionals recommend that anyone who suffers from a range of conditions—from asthma and diabetes, to drug, food and insect allergies—wear ID bracelets in case she requires emergency medical care and cannot explain her needs. Until recently, these ID bands were only available in clunky and boring styles. To remedy this, Shelly Hope Fisher designed cute medical alert bracelets for Hope Paige Designs, which Crystal Bowsersox rocked on American Idol, to please fashionistas at any age.
Fisher put a fresh twist on the classic medical ID bands to boost confidence among wearers. “People don’t want to feel defined by their ailment,” she said. “These bracelets let you express yourself while staying safe.”
Go to hopepaige.com to customize your own band or stop by your local grocery store, pharmacy or doctor’s office to pick up one of these stylish and functional bracelets.
More from FITNESS: This bracelet reminds us that it’s important to be prepared for any situation that arises. So after you get your ID, check out these tips to build an emergency survival kit.
It’s time to tap into your innerchild and revert to your 10-year-old ways. Whether you were the coolest kid on the block or a little book worm, everyone had a best friend growing up. Or if you were like me, you had 20 best friends because every other week someone new filled that special role. And what better way to show the world that you are BFFs than to slap a handmade string bracelet onto your arm?
Friendship bracelets are back, and I have to tell you, they are better than ever. Designers all across the board, from mall friendly stores like American Eagle and BP at Nordstrom to big name designers like Venessa Arizaga and Links of London, are bringing back this popular trend, in a much more adult-friendly way! I personally like to stack a few together and mix in a watch for a chunky, colorful look. What do you think?
Here are some of our favorites:
1. Henri Bendel, $58, henribendel.com
2. Kris Nations, $45, maxandchloe.com
3. Dannijo, $48, dannijo.com
4. Julie Rolfman, $95, julierolfmanjewelry.com
5. Ettika, $40, maxandchloe.com