Wearing chains with your outfit adds a masculine style to your look that’s confident and fresh. Elevating your look isn’t always as simple as just throwing on a chain without much thought. Compliment your look and your vibe by improving the design element of your fashion statement.
Whether you’re into wearing a long Cuban link chain or you opt for a classic look with a Figaro chain, read on for some fashion tips on how you can effortlessly style your chains to make heads turn.
Chain layering is a simple, elegant way to style your chains. You can mix up different link styles or maintain one link style throughout. Layering looks best when you use two to four necklaces or bracelets. It doesn’t look too overdone so it keeps the simplistic, masculine vibe and it avoids obnoxious tangling.
The key to perfect layering when it comes to necklaces is the right lengths. Each necklace you layer should be a different length to keep gaps between each chain so there’s a full look that’s not crowded. To elevate the look more, choose one necklace that will act as the focal point for the layered look. Then, build the other necklace around that to create a cohesive look that flows.
If you’re layering your chains, a great way to add depth and style is to mix silver and gold metals. Mixing metals can take some finessing because it can be difficult to perfect. An easy way to get started with this style is to mix the same chain style, like a Cuban link chain, in a gold and silver finish. Then, as you get used to layering your looks, you’ll figure out which chains compliant each other well in different finishes.
Add a Pendant
Wearing your chain as-is looks classy but adding a pendant elevates the look. Crosses and coin-shaped pendants are the most popular styles but there are tons of options with a masculine look that are fierce like an arrow, skull, or key.
While some chains come with a pendant, you can purchase them separately. When adding a pendant, keep in mind the strength of the chain. Pairing a thick, big pendant with a thin chain can cause stress on the chain which could lead to breaking. Similarly, a dainty pendant on a chunky chain might look good and you run the risk of it not fitting.
Pendants make a great addition to layering and mixing metal styles as well. You could add a gold pendant to a silver chain. You can use a chain with a pendant as the focal point of your look for layering.
When layering or adding pendants, you don’t have to opt for metals. Mixing textures can look super stylish and masculine. Leather makes a solid addition to a layered look that has a strong, masculine vibe. If you’re looking for something a bit flashier, a tennis chain, which has stones set in the chain, layers nicely.
Match Your Undertones
The key to wearing your chains well is wearing metals that complement the undertones of your skin. Figuring out your skin’s undertone is not as complex as it might seem. All you have to do is take a look at your veins.
Turn your arm over and look at the undersides. You’ll see your veins through your skin and take note of the color. If your veins are blue, you have cool undertones. Silver metals look best on your skin. If your veins look green, your undertones are warm. Gold complements your skin well. If you have a mix of both or are unsure whether the color is blue or green, you have neutral undertones. Both silver and gold look great with your skin tone.
Varying Chain Lengths
Chains come in many different lengths and that’s not just good for layering. If you prefer to wear one chain at a time, you don’t have to stick to one length if that’s not your vibe. You can add chains of varying lengths to your closet to elevate whichever look you’re wearing. Long chains look great with a basic t-shirt. Short chains go well with button-down shirts.
You’re ready to take your look to a whole other level just by adding a stylish masculine accessory: chains. Heads will be turning as you walk down the street in style.