Chain handles are one of the leading trends for Spring and Summer 2009 and can give your otherwise classic ensemble an edgy, modern look. Leading handbag designers including Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Prada and Moschino have added gleaming chain handles to their accessories lineups, and many other shoulder bag designers are following suit. But how do you wear this style with your summer outfit? Here are the different types of chains that work with different types of looks this season:
The oversized chain with buckle embellishments is a great addition to your oversized hobo or a large weekender bag. It’s a fresh, funky and casual look for your everyday bag, and works well for day and night.
The gleaming gold and silver chain is the perfect addition to a miniature shoulder bag for your night out on the town. It’s also appearing on stylish clutches and miniature pochettes to add some shine to your look. Look for thinner, necklace-style chain handles to complete your look for an elegant affair.
A leather and metal interlocking chain handle is a great way to dress up a casual outfit for summer, and this type of handle is appearing on both shoulder bags and bucket bags this season. The interlocking chain handle also provides some extra support and is highly durable for this season and beyond.
Double or triple chain handle bags are great for a dressy, rocker-chic inspired look and are a good match for wrap dresses, halter dresses and miniskirts you’re sporting this summer. These multi-chain bags double as an accessory that will become the focal point of your outfit, so avoid wearing too much jewelry with your ensemble to make the most of your look.
The half-chain handle bag is the latest sophisticated office-wear accessory. These bags are designed with a leather covering at the top of the chain, and give you the added benefit of extra comfort with the soft padded leather handle. Give your office ensemble a fresh, modern twist with one of these bags by your side. The half-chain handle bag made with patent leather, quilted leather or soft buttery-leather finish is a versatile and chic look for your office collection.