Who says gold chains are only for rappers? Previously, gold chains were relatively exclusive to rappers like 50 Cent and Eminem. Recently, however, the gold chain-link trend has shifted from the rap industry to the fashion industry. This coveted gold chain-link material was featured in various runway collections, and now the look has trickled down into the accessories world creating a plethora of chic, edgy pieces that give any outfit some serious street cred.
This Fashionista demonstrates the perfect way to incorporate this trend into an outfit. Her white, lace top and black skater skirt act as the perfect neutral canvas for her smattering of gold accessories. Her large chain-link necklace acts as the focal point of this piece adding a tough, yet sophisticated look to her outfit. Her gold ball earrings and Cape Cod bracelet stack tie the look together incorporating a classic, New England-chic element to this edgier look. Clearly, gold accessories have the power to add luxe and elegance to any neutral outfit.
Looking to venture past the metallic color palette? Try adding a pop of color or pattern through your shoes or with a belt! This Fashionista brilliantly shows how add a bright, warm touch to an outfit through her patterned shoes. The mix of bright pink hues with warm brown and navy accents really accentuates her outfit and adds the perfect touch of drama. Also, adding a bright woven belt to this look would be another way to bring color into this edgy, metallic ensemble.
Looking to assemble the perfect team of gold accessories? J.Crew has the perfect gold-plated chainlink necklace that puts the classic J.Crew look on this edgy piece. Take a virtual voyage to Cape Cod with these iconic Cape Cod ball bracelets. Finally, to add some color, take a cue from the boys with this Vineyard Vines woven belt or pull in pattern with these TOBI printed flats.
Spotted: Anthony Vaccarello turned heads toward the chain-link trend with his stunning fall 2013 ready-to-wear collection, while Alexandre Vauthier’s gold couture looks turned women into walking works of art.