ACCESSORIES REPORT: Chain-ge It Up

Accessories Report

Whether worn by a rapper or an urban socialite, chain necklaces have made a definite impact on the jewelry world. These chains have a distinct “hip hop” feel to them thanks to their introduction by the music group RUN DMC. A thin chain lends a feminine charm by being delicate, while a thicker chain gives masculine attributes through its sturdiness. Regardless of the circumference, these chains serve as a fantastic accessory option for both men and women.

This Fashionista was strolling through campus in a casual all-black ensemble when her gilded necklace caught my eye. Her decisively monochromatic outfit combined with her selectively chosen accessories makes her gold chain necklace really pop. Perfect for the upcoming hot summer days in Davis, comfortable sandals, cotton drawstring shorts and a loose jersey-inspired top, her ensemble keeps things simply chic. Black and gold is a common color scheme that allows the wearer a lot of creative license with styles and types of garments and accessories. Since her necklace is a medium thickness, it maintains hip-hop inspired attributes, but gains a touch of femininity by not being too long or overwhelming.

Although this accessory originated in fashion as a casual piece, the gold chain has the potential to be completely dressed up. Paired with a LBD, a gold chain is a perfect statement necklace for a night in the city. Not too excited about black and gold as a color scheme? Being my favorite metal, I’ve discovered that gold also works beautifully with whites and pastels. The types of chain necklaces are available at such a variety that bold chain-link, chunky chains and the twisted chain as seen by our Fashionista are just a few of the many options when it comes to chain-style necklaces.

Spotted: Chanel‘s fall 2014 ready-to-wear collection features unique body chains that make every outfit pop.

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