They may be everyone’s favourite accessory these days, but there’s much more to the evil eye than, well, what meets the eye. Those mysterious blue charms—which have become a favourite in fashion, home decor, and more—originated centuries ago in Greece, and are believed to hold the power to ward off unfriendly, envious and harmful gazes. Simply put, the evil eye isn’t just a unique symbol of style, it’s also a sign of positivity and protection. Just ask Greek designer Ileana Makri, who claims that evil eye sales have spiked ever since the onset of COVID-19!
If you, too, have been considering adding a little dose of good luck to your daily life, you’ve come to the right place. This month, aanswr’s in-house stylists have put their expert eye on the coolest evil eye pieces to own, whether you’re into jewellery, not-so-basic homeware, or even just easy at-home clothing that can elevate your off-duty wardrobe. Feast your eyes below.
Wear your luck loud and proud
The world may be opening up, but if you’re still staying indoors, there’s no time like the present to invest in comfy casuals. Why not give your all-new closet a boost with the evil eye? Elaa’s beaded headband makes a great start, and Urban Arrest’s Tichi embroidered blouse will really get you going.
The O.G. lucky charms
There’s a reason why the world loves wearing evil eyes in the form of jewellery. Versatile, yet striking, the right evil eye necklace, ring or bracelet, can instantly amp up even the simplest of outfits. Want to make sure your pick stands out in a crowd? We recommend Anaqa’s personalised pieces.
A plate full of protection
Jewellery and clothing too mainstream for you? Add a little evil eye element to your next intimate dinner celebration via Urban Arrest’s hand embroidered napkins, which are bound to start a conversation.
Here’s a sneak peek of more evil eye favourites you’ve got to add to your must-haves list.