There is no better way to make a statement than to have a gold chain. Many hip hop artists demonstrate this daily by wearing layer upon layer of gold chains. Lil’ Jon, for example, always wears his infamous bejeweled gold cup chain, while others make it necessary to reference gold chains in their work. One particular example is Kanye West’s “Clique” which states “…I rather buy eighty gold chains and go ig’nant.” It is apparent that the gold chain plays an important part in hip hop culture. The gold chain represents status, wealth and economic growth. In the fashion world, however, the gold chain is valued more for its aesthetic worth. The gold chain has the ability transform an average outfit into something daring, bold and fearless.
Applying a gold chain to an outfit can be tricky. It can easily appear tacky or ostentatious depending on the outfit or the type of necklace purchased. It can also make it difficult to create a casual ensemble. Today’s Fashionista, however, demonstrates how to incorporate a gold chain into a casual outfit. To achieve this look, the Fashionista keeps it simple by mostly wearing black. This is apparent through her black knee high socks and combat boots. The Fashionista begins to draw in some color into her ensemble through the gold accent zippers on her high-waisted shorts. In order to not keep her look too dark, the Fashionista pairs her shorts with a high-low faded green tank. To finish off the look, the Fashionista wears a gold cuff and chain. Though each hold their own as a statement piece, they complement each other well; thus, allowing the Fashionista to stand out even more. As for the makeup, the Fashionista sticks to bold brows and a pink lipstick, while keeping her ombre hair sleek and straight.
To get the look I asked the Fashionista where she attained her jewelry. The Fashionista found her chain and cuff bracelet at Charlotte Russe for about five to six dollars each! This goes to show that fashion can be affordable. To recreate the look bring any monochrome outfit a splash of gold. If you’re feeling brave, mix in a patterned outfit for a cool 80′s vibe.
Spotted: The J.Crew fall 2013 line flaunts a variety of bold statement necklaces and chains.