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    ACCESSORY SPOTLIGHT: OVERSIZE CHAINS

    Typically when you think about spring, you think florals, pastels, and white lace. You also probably picture delicate jewelry and straw bags as the accessories of choice. But this spring the vibe is leaning much edgier, with one of the major trends bubbling up being of the metal variety: Oversize chains. Blame it on Bottega Veneta, but chunky chain accents are popping up on everything from shoes to bags to jewelry and belts.  Handbags have always had chain straps and accents so this may sound like nothing new, but these chains have been supersized—we’re talking XXL chains. Much like Bottega Veneta, designers like Tom Ford, Dior, and Givenchy are all championing this heavy metal trend, placing it on accessories across the board. If the most influential designers on the planet are any indication, this trend is about to blow up.

    This trend may seem intimidating, but it’s actually one of the easiest to incorporate into your current wardrobe. Whether paired with a t-shirt or formal dress, an oversize chain accent instantly toughens up a look. It also goes with just about everything—even feminine pieces like sundresses feel edgy and current with the addition of a thick chain necklace or belt. If you decide to invest in a chunky gold necklace, you can pair it with a t-shirt and jeans for a chic daytime look, then with a slinky slip dress for evening—talk about a truly versatile piece.

    Accessory Spotlight: Oversize Chains Camila Coelho

    Obviously luxury designers are already on board with this trend, with Bottega Veneta leading the pack with their enviable Chain Pouch Leather Clutch and matching chain necklace. Then designers like Oscar de le Renta and Loren Stewart  are offering equally beautiful chunky chain necklaces that make everything you pair them with feel elevated. If you’re looking for a more contemporary option, Laura Lombardi and Kenneth Jay Lane create gorgeous pieces at extremely reasonable price points for such high quality. Then of course if you want to go the high-street route, retailers like Mango and Zara have expensive-looking pieces for around $30. However you choose to get in on the oversize chain trend, one thing’s for sure—this one is sticking around well through summer.

    Accessory Spotlight: Oversize Chains Camila Coelho
    Accessory Spotlight: Oversize Chains Camila Coelho

    Accessory Spotlight: Oversize Chains Camila Coelho

    Accessory Spotlight: Oversize Chains Camila Coelho

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