Due to Taylor Swift (an emblem of without end girlhood at 33 years of age), the friendship bracelet has develop into an appropriate factor for adults to put on in 2023. An specific endorsement of the Swiftian sisterhood, the so-called Lovers are identified to stockpile these bracelets to such an extent that their forearms resemble rigged-out orthopedic casts. See: Gigi Hadid and Patrick Ta’s pendulous wrists.
However Swift now appears to be utilizing these bracelets as tacit symbols of romantic allegiance, too. May Swift have given Sophie Turner the “Fearless” bracelet that she uploaded to Instagram after separating from husband Joe Jonas? It was an allusion to Swift’s second album, however probably additionally Turner’s spirit. After which, final night time, Swift wore an “87” friendship bracelet whereas attending a Kansas Metropolis Chiefs recreation.
Followers of American soccer (and now pop music) will acknowledge 87 because the quantity worn by tight finish Travis Kelce, who Taylor Swift is courting. She wore that bracelet with a classic Chiefs sweatshirt from Ellie Mae Classic, a pleated tennis skirt (in fact), and a pair of Reformation’s Lolita platforms. And it begs the query: Can lovers be pals? Does this strip the friendship bracelet of its platonic powers? Or is Swift friend-zoning Travis Kelce? Are they simply actually, actually, actually good buddies?
This text first appeared on British Vogue.