Chains: How they’re taking over our accessories

Fashion / November 19, 2019

by Olivia Estrada- Contributor 

I’m going to tell you now before everyone else: Chunky resin chains are going to be the accessory you’ll see everywhere. It will be one of the gifts you receive this Christmas. You’re going to see it in magazines. It will be on every other Instagram #ootd. You have been warned.

Not that it should surprise you. Chains sneaked their way in last year on sunglasses. ‘Vogue’ UK spotted them last year with that hint of hipster irony. It was grandma chic used an excuse to sport more bling. Nylon saw this again around July and called it “geek chic” while ‘Teen Vogue’ spotted it on Gigi Hadid.

The chain trend is now evolving, favoring resin and fun colors. Spot it on the S/S 2020 runway looks of Zimmerman and Gucci.

If you need some help updating your look with a chain accessory, here’s our suggested shopping list.

Simon Miller textured-leather shoulder bag

The chunky chain strap adds a funky twist to the classic leather bag for every day errands.

Cult Gaia Odette Earring

These acrylic hoops are for those who just want to join in the chain trend in a subtle way. Cult Gaia says you can “pair with a gown or jeans and a t-shirt, this earring goes with everything.”

Rah Rah Studio Chain 100% 24S in Neon Lachs

Made of bioplastic from plant starch and lactic acid, this 3D printed piece is doubly cool because it’s also environmentally-friendly.

Ring My Bell WHTPLAS phone case and hanging

I stumbled upon this brand in Berlin. Helps you avoid any “Where’s my phone?” moments

Staud Clothing Sunglass Chain in Tortoise Resin

Might as well go tortoise for that full-on grandma chic throwback look

Accesories, Chains, Style