8.22.2012

how to: reinvent the chain link necklace








I like to think of and use jewelry as clothing -- you need those essential jewelry pieces to act like neutrals in a look. The chain link necklace is the perfect starting point to layer on texture, color and dimension to any simple outfit (think jeans + tee, LBD). 

The best part? You may find that you have many of these combinations hiding somewhere in the depths of your accessory drawers -- score!! 

My favorite Chain Link Necklace (worn throughout) via JEWELIQ (only $25!!)

1 {Forever 21; JCrew}
2 {JCrew}
3 {both JCrew}
4 {both Forever 21}
5 {BCBGeneration; MyNameNecklace; Juicy Couture}
6 {ribbon from craft store}
7 {JCrew -- used in look 3}


15 comments:

  1. Ooh, this is a lovely roundup of ways to wear chain! Sadly I don't have anything XD I really need to beef up my accessory collection, but I never want to spend money on accessories
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  2. Very nice! I love statement necklaces! thanks for sharing!

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  3. such a great inspirational post,dear!

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  4. Oh fun! I have a couple of the necklaces you featured here too so it's giving me great ideas.

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  5. What a beautiful post! I love chains, but always seem to keep them the focal point of the look and sometimes that gets a little dull. I'll definitely try all of these ideas out!

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  6. I like the sparkly necklace twisted in. That would look good as a bracelet, I wear necklaces as bracelets all the time! Just wrap them round your wrist a couple of times. Great for those awkward short chains that aren't that popular anymore

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  7. Creative, inspirational post! So many fabulous ideas! Love your blog :)

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  8. Wow nice! Did you do those yourself? I particularly enjoy the one with the ribbon wrapped around it. I have a lot of ribbon and i can customize my necklace to match my outfit all the time. Thanks!

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  10. Amazing and very inspiring post! I love it
    -Doris

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  11. Cool post,
    love to see all the combinations with that one necklace,
    looks great!

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thank you!! :)

xo -- Diana