An influencer-approved guide to acing the chain link necklace trend


Since this year has mostly been spent in quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it looks like a few of the trends from the past seasons have stayed in 2020. The 2019 spring runways of Bottega Veneta, Zimmerman and Brandon Maxwell saw models wearing chain-link necklaces that became a massive hit. Fast forward to 2020, and this trend has only gained momentum. Every Instagram influencer has been sporting the gold chain link necklace either at home in their sweatpants or outside with their face masks on. This accessory goes with all kinds of necklines, making it a versatile trend. Whether thin or thick, layered, or donned as a single piece, here’s a guide to wearing the chain link necklace from nine fashion bloggers.

Mix your metals 

Elevate your basic t-shirt and denim jeans combo by adding mixed metals to it. Aashna Shroff paired her outfit with a half gold-half silver necklace, a shoulder bag, wristwatch and hoops.

Take it up a notch with your lockdown style

Don’t let the quarantine blues get to you. Have some fun with your at-home style and upgrade it with a simple, gold chain necklace just like Taylor Hage.

Get zoom call ready

A thin or thick chain necklace over a turtleneck top is a great option and super easy to pull off when you have a last-minute zoom meeting. Take notes from Shereen Sikka’s look

One for the beach 

The next time you go for a beach vacation, take a cue from Lena Perminova and emphasise your neckline by pairing a dainty, chain link choker with your bikini. You can also opt to go bold with a chunkier piece.

Get mellow with yellow   

Gold accessories pair well with shades of yellow. Rowi Singh went all out and played with these tones. She paired a bright yellow blazer with a bunch of statement necklaces, a chrome yellow shadow and pineapple earrings.

A little bit of peek-a-boo

Pair this trendy necklace style with any button-down shirt that allows a glimpse of the accessory to be visible on your neck. Gabriella Demetriades elevated her classic white shirt with a slightly thick, gold chain link necklace.

Vibe check: Bad and boujee 

Throw on a white t-shirt, white trousers, a printed blazer and stilettos for an event that calls for business casuals. Janette Ok added a subtle bling with her layered, chunky chain, fitted necklace to her boss lady look.

Jazz up your grocery-shopping style

Like dressing up when you head out for groceries? We do too. Get inspired from Brittany Xavier’s monochrome ensemble. She broke the monotony of her all-black look with gold chain detailing as seen with her multi-layered necklaces, a handbag as well as a belt to maintain the consistency. Don’t forget to wear your face mask!

Simple, yet classy and chic

Take a hint from Negin Mirsalehi and uplift your go-to basic tee with a leather skirt. Finish the look with a long link chain necklace and a sling bag.

- Lifestyle Editor


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