Chain-link rules at the Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 show

Oct 03, 2013

Chain-link chic is nothing new, but attendees at the recent Chanel runway show may have been surprised to see so many stars rocking this look at such a classically polished designer's event. While the starlets were all sporting attire that was more in line with the traditional Chanel style, such as double-breasted jackets, textured tweeds, cap-toe flats and the iconic quilted handbag, they took a different route with their jewelry.

Chain pieces have an undeniable edge that can help to balance a ladylike ensemble, so take a cue from these celebs when you're looking to change the vibe of a sheath dress, pencil skirt or otherwise demure attire:

Haya Abu Khadra
Haya and her twin, Sama, have exploded onto the style scene and become quite the trend-setters. At the Chanel show, Haya appeared in yet another inspiring ensemble: a black blousy tee, ornate patterned miniskirt and ankle-strap nude patent flats with a black toe. Her statement necklace was the highlight though, with a chunky silver metal chain attached to a gleaming circular plate. For a similar effect, don the Yellow Gold Tone Black-Ruthenium-Plated Curb-Link Necklace 19". You can even layer it with other pieces when you're trying to amp up the drama.

Rila Fukushima
It can be hard to strike that perfect balance between edgy and elegant, but this model and actress managed to achieve it. She was stunning in an ivory peter-pan collar sleeveless top and a pitch black maxi? skirt with petal-like panels, and she kept her makeup natural and hair sleek to let the outfit do the talking. She also went for minimal jewelry: a pair of black studs and a silver chain bracelet. The