ACCESSORIES REPORT: Chain Reaction

Accessories Report

I love a good chain bag. Perhaps it is my lust for a classic quilted Chanel bag that has me obsessed with all leather bags with chains as straps. Usually, when I think of chains, images of deadly weaponry or construction sites are conjured but in the context of bags, chains exude a sense of biker chic, classy elegance and city slicker style. This Fashionista’s very stylish chain-strapped quilted mini purse captures the essence of both feminine and edgy.

Her little black bag is the epitome of classic with the combination of black leather and gold details. These days, we carry our lives in our bags so the tiny size of her bag is a refreshing change — the perfect size for carrying just the bare essentials. This multifaceted bag has many personalities: delicate with its size, fancy with the quilted leather and edgy with the gold chain. The bag is also very versatile; it can be worn for a date night or just a day spent hanging with friends.

The rest of her outfit combines a bit of military provided by her green parka with a bit of girly found in her printed skirt and knee-high socks. The miniature bag contracts perfectly against the rest of her outfit providing a smidge of class and edge. She finishes off her outfit with a graphic beanie and knit scarf to keep her warm on this snowy winter day.

From oversized to medium to this Fashionista’s tiny one, there’s a bag with chain detailing for every Fashionista and Fashionisto. This trend of chains doesn’t have to be confined to handbags, try a chain link necklace or some chain head jewelry.

Spotted: No one does classic better than Saint Laurent’s resort 2014 collection, which features a patent leather chain bag with the iconic YSL logo.

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