Does throwing a chain make everything instantly cooler?
If we’re to take cues from how the boyfriend chain has become the accessories of choice when it comes to giving your outfit some edge, and how the motif has been adopted by designers like Virgil Abloh and Matthew Williams, then the answer is a solid yes.
Scandi-style fashion influencer, Sophia Roe, gives the Chunky Chain Handbag the minimalist treatment in a full-black ensemble.
Which is why we’re feeling Charles & Keith‘s latest Chunky Chain handbag. Visualise a structured top handle in a trapezium silhouette in faux leather that has been decorated with an oversized plastic chain (read: no need for bag charms). The bag and chain are treated in monotone colourways of ivory, matte black and teal, making the style even more contemporary.
Calista Chua opts for the ivory version to match her pared-down casual look.
Already, we’ve spotted street style stars from Sophia Roe (@sophiaroe) and Oumayma Elboumeshouli (@oumaymaboumeshouli) to local up-and-comer Calista Cuaca (@xcalikins) toting the bag on their ‘Gram.
And it seems that the best way to complement the bag’s industrial edge is to pair them with clean monochromatic ensembles and a pair of tough-looking boots.