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Chain, Link, Fashion!

This past week I went to the mall to get some idea of what I wanted to add to my fall wardrobe this year. Yes, I went pre fall window-shopping—I couldn’t help it. While I was checking out the Mad Men line by Banana Republic I noticed that they had a lot of chain jewelry on display. Not just classic gold chain bracelets, but there was this beautiful tortoise colored necklace in particular that I just have to have. After that it seemed to me that there were chain accessories in just about every store I visited.

Here is a round up of the accessories I saw on my little shopping trip and how you can incorporate them into your wardrobe.


This Kenneth Cole Around The Bend Hobo bag is by far my favorite chain accented item I saw that day. The luxurious plum suede gives the edgy hematite chain a chic feel; plus you can where it with your favorite mustard yellow dress for fall. It also comes in a fantastic leopard print—an ideal going-out bag.

I searched high and low and could not find a picture of that lovely Banana Republic necklace, but this Michael Kors Tortoise-Link Necklace is just as stunning. Chain accessories often have a toughness about them (I mean they are used for industrial purposes after all), but designers have worked to soften the look and give it a more feminine appeal. This necklace could easily be worn with a pair of destroyed jeans or with your favorite shift dress.

There is no more arguing about whether the chain can be a truly feminine trend when the ladylike Kate Spade brand accents their classic peep-toe heels with a gold chain around the ankle. I really can’t say it any better than Kate Spade, these heels are “destined for the chicest of cocktail soirees and elevated evening adventures.”

Of course ladylike may not be your thing or maybe your feeling a little bit rock-n-roll, this La Mer Leather & Chain Wrap Watch, available at Nordstrom, is where rock meets fashion… because who doesn’t feel like rocking out a little bit ever once in awhile?

I know that this is a post about chain accessories but I just couldn’t help sharing this Milly chain Trimmed cardigan, available on Net-A-Porter. Besides according to my husband a cardigan is an accessory, at least for me, because if I could I would have one in every color and style.

By Kristianne Young

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