Moving on from its neck adornment days, the hardware has been upgraded from jewellery boxes to closets, via IG-famous loafers, belts and bags. It might not sound like newness and you’d be right; chains are a repeat fixture on the runways, reimagined as ultra-chic genderless accessories over the last few seasons.
Paying homage to the heritage chain strap bags of the fifties, designers are revamping the classy OG with oversized sculptural embellishment. Thought they were big last season? Think again. These XL catwalk- approved additions are not just for functionality. Unapologetically extravagant, let them be the focal point of refined off-duty outfits.
Chain Detail Shoes & Boots
Our snazzed-up loafers and mules sit well alongside failsafe fashion formulas, like a white t-shirt, jeans that cut on or above the ankle, and a blazer. Make them office-ready with tailored trousers and an open collar shirt.
Adding a little daintiness to a loosely tailored suit, our versatile chain mules can channel major boss woman vibes. With a slip dress and oversized overcoat, they call for a party. As the winter draws near, layer the closed-toe style with patterned tights. We’ve elevated the classic chunky boot too with chain lace detailing, just asking to be worn with a pair of cargo pants.
Chain Detail Bags
Our micro top-handle bag fits the minimalist brief for capsule wardrobe lovers. Perfect for our pared-back daily needs, it holds a phone, keys, wallet and mask in a cute miniature package.
This season’s it bag, our ruched shoulder bag can smarten up the laziest of looks. Take styling tips from the model crowd and finish your head-to-toe sweats with a winter coat and chunky trainers.
Continuing our nineties revival, chain belts are having a fashion moment. Post-Zoom era, waistlines are having a glow-up, courtesy of bling, cut-outs and midriff flossing, and we’re here for it. After an effortless on-trend refresh? Start small with a chunky necklace or bracelet.
Remember: no chain, no gain.