The Chunky Chain Trend & How to Wear It

This Season’s Biggest Look – Chunky Chains

A key look that promises to update your winter 2020 wardrobe? It’s the return of the ‘90s chunky chain necklace. And this season, it’s oversized and better than ever.

Looks from the ‘90s have been returning in quick succession this year. From bum bags and bucket hats to dad jeans and crop tops, everyone is ‘90s obsessed again. But there’s one super chic ‘90s piece that is making a 2020 statement that should not be ignored. Dressing up knitwear and adding edge to any casual weekend look, the chunky chain is having a serious moment right now.

As one of our favourite trends of the season, let’s look at how we’ll be styling chunky chains this winter.


Give Your Casual Wear a Whole New Vibe

One of the most versatile trends of the season, chains are popping up over sweatpants and tank tops just as easily as sultry LBDs. While they make any evening look pop, we’re extra keen on the casual styling. Layer a chunky chain necklace over an oversized white tee, a high neck ribbed tank top or any slouchy cardigan for an instant casual wear upgrade.


Make It 2020 with Chain Wrist and Ear Cuffs

The classic chunky chain necklace has seen an update for 2020 in the form of other key pieces. While the OG chain is obviously very much here for winter, we’re also seeing chain-inspired wrist cuffs and chunky chain ear cuffs as key pieces. Creating the chain vibe in a whole new aesthetic, these cuffs are the ideal way to add some drama to your everyday looks.


Layer with Delicate Chains

Not sure how to style up a chunky necklace this season? Make layers your thing and stack up your chunky chains with more delicate and dainty pieces. This is a great way to embrace the trend but create a slightly less bold look, perfect for more casual days.


Mixed Metals Never Looked Better

Are you into the mixed metal trend? Layering a combination of gold and silver chains might go against all the rules, but this season, it’s a key way to style chains. Choose just two pieces, one in silver, one in gold and stack them up, pairing with chunky huggies and delicate rings.


The Complete Autumn Wardrobe

No doubt your winter wardrobe is packed with cosy knits and rich autumnal colours. Ours too. And the perfect way to set these looks off? Layer with chunky chains, perfect to contrast with the softest and warmest of knitwear.

Choose off-the-shoulder knits and allow your neckline to shine with a statement oversized chain necklace. Or, opt for super cosy rollnecks and layer your chains over the knit for the perfect touch of texture contrast.

Balancing classic ‘90s aesthetics with a modern 2020 edge, take your jewellery game up a notch this winter with a bold chunky chain piece or two. Whether you prefer bold chokers and necklaces or subtler chain-inspired details for the ears, chains are the only way to make a style statement this season.