My second article is now live on College Fashionista!
It features my lovely friend Aimee and her sick, yet classic style. I’ve included the article below but be sure to check out the new posts from all of the style gurus!
All in the Details
A Delicate Statement
We’ve all had that moment of staring into the mirror at our outfit and not being satisfied. That sickening feeling when it is almost there but something is still missing. An easy fix for this situation is to throw on a statement necklace and call it a day. Although these big, bright and fun pieces are a lifesaver, they are also becoming a bit overused. Every girl seems to be sporting a colorful jeweled necklace with her outfit these days. That is why I went on a mission to find something new and unexpected to save us on the days when our outfit needs a little TLC.
My lovely, curly haired friend gave me the answer. I have decided that the new must-have in everybody’s jewelry box is a body chain. Just saying those words is enough to scare some of you into hiding. But, no worries, I’m not asking you to wear a suit of armor or walk around dripping in heavy chains. I know it’s frightening but the body chain may just be the savior of our wardrobe if we give it the chance that it deserves.
Now I understand that the idea of a body chain is a little terrifying for most. And even once we get past the fear, there is the eternal question of, “What the heck am I supposed to do with this complicated mess of metal?” You may have your doubts but I promise that the secret to rocking the body chain can be found in just a few easy steps.
The first step is getting the body chain itself. I would recommend a simple one to start out with but if you have the guts for it than go for the most intricate one you can find. They have some great ones at Forever 21 Online and Lili Claspe has some that are to die for. Since a body chain is a little exotic and different I would suggest keeping the rest of your outfit fairly simple. Stay away from patterns and bright colors. This Fashionista does it right by staying just with classic black and white.
It is also very important to stay away from oversized clothing. I know this is very hard for some. My own closet is bursting with oversized T-shirts. However, since the body chain hangs loosely, the chain would get lost in a flowy shirt. This Fashionista wears her body chain with a tight cropped halter top. Additionally, notice how her fitted skirt is still flattering without being too tight or revealing.
Try to stay away from any incredibly tight clothing, short hemlines and cleavage when wearing a body chain. It is a very edgy accessory and can make an outfit somewhat scandalous if paired with the wrong pieces. Another tip is to keep the rest of your accessories fairly simple and classy. She wears a fun arm party but keeps it professional with some metal bangles and a nice watch.
How To: Make your look casual by pairing a body chain with a pair of jeans and a fitted top or keep it classy with a tailored skirt and tank top. Either way, your body chain is sure to rack up some style points and take your outfit to the next level.
Angela Rose Keating | September 24, 2015