Back to basics: classic chain necklaces

Aug 28, 2013

When it doubt, there's one piece of jewelry that never fails to deliver: a chain link necklace. Jordana Brewster is totally aware of this, and was seen rocking one while supporting her friend Vin Diesel at the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

Over a simple sleeveless silk shell, the double-layered necklace was glitzy without being too overstated. Plus, the gold piece tied into the hardware on her patterned skirt, which featured exposed metal buttons and zipper pockets. It's hard to say when the popularity of the gold chain began, but it's as iconic and effortless as a little black dress. Additionally, this is no seasonal trend. In fact, these necklaces work just as well with a white pleated shorts in the summer as they do with an eggplant sweater dress in fall. If you haven't gotten in on the look yet, never fear - there are plenty of ways to incorporate a gold chain into your own ensemble, whatever your personal tastes. Just follow this simple guide and you'll have a bauble buddy for life.

All that glitters...
You can't go wrong with a simple piece like the Silvertone Double Curb-Link Necklace, Bracelet And Earrings Set is a no-brainer when you need to look put together but don't have enough pieces in your jewelry box to coordinate. Wear the pieces alone or together - it's up to you. The necklace looks especially elegant with a flowy lavender gown, but also pairs well with a structured cobalt shift. Since it's adjustable, you can create a variety of different looks depending on the neckline of your garments. You can even layer it with a longer silver link strand for an edgy effect. 

Crystal clear
If glitter is your game, don the 3 Piece Twisted Curb-Link Necklace, Bracelet And Drop Earrings Set In Yellow Gold Tone has a truly unique spiral design that gives it an art deco-inspired appearance. The necklace could be stunning yet still casual over a burgundy cashmere sweater and paired with dark rolled up jeans. Still, the piece can be chic with more formal attire, such as a floor length navy gown. Try layering a longer gold pendant over the necklace with a boho ensemble, like a floral frock or a concert tee and boyfriend jeans.

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