Technically the chain reaction started in 2019 but the trend is still going strong for 2020. So, if you’re refreshing your jewellery collection, here’s the low down on this season’s nab-it-now neckpiece.
The chunkier you opt for, the bigger the statement and the heavier it feels but don’t let stop you. This is fashion after all. Chain necklaces were spotted on the SS2020 runways of Alexander McQueen and Bottega Veneta, with the A’list lusting after interlocking elegance. Kim K was papped sporting a chunky chain with her hair swept into a topknot bun allowing the attention to focus on her collar bone, while Miley Cyrus went all out punk rock teaming her chain with a black leather jacket.
If you’re after a more subtle statement, look for single chains in softer shades like yellow and white gold. These are great for daily wear including accessorising with office essentials, whether that’s IRL or on a Zoom call.
Style your chain higher up your neck and smash two trends at once by turning it into a choker. Longer lariat style chains look equally as edgy but the options don’t stop there. Multi-chains where layers of chain are joined together look effortless paired with an unbuttoned shirt or swimwear.
Or, for heightened swag wear individual gold chains in varying lengths on top of your favourite band or artist t-shirt.
The chunky chain itself is enough but if you find it too minimalist add a charm or pendant to create a focal point. Did we mention that chunky chains are also unisex? You now know what to gift the most trendsetting gent in your life.