- Aug 13, 2019
- 2 min read
Summer Trend: Shades + Chains
Updated: Nov 30, 2019
Summer may be quickly coming to a close, but the sun is out year round and my favorite trend this season keeps you covered! I'm hoppin' aboard the old lady train and now I've got a solid collection of glasses chains. You heard me right! A fun shades/chain combo can take any outfit to another level, and you'll never lose your glasses again. We're all victims - nose pads stuck in our hair, scratched lenses from haphazardly tossing them into our bags - these chains are function and fashion rolled into one!
Gold goes well with so much and gives an instant glam touch to any look. Pair it with gold, tortoise, or black frames for a classic look, or mix metals for a more modern vibe! I got these gold chains in a variety pack on Amazon, and same with the oversized square lenses (they're polarized!) These black ombre cateye shades were a Discovery score.
Something about silver gives me all of the edgy, modern vibes - especially when paired in a monochrome metal combo. Silver on silver looks so clean! Of course, it'll pair well with anything, but another look I love is that mixed metal pairing. A softer rose or yellow gold thrown into the mix softens a little bit of that edge and introduces some variety into your look! These chains were a part of that Amazon variety pack, the rose gold shades are from Shein, and the silver were a Discovery find.
You can find it in frames and now you can wear it in chains! This chunky acrylic chain is a neutral and a statement all in one. It'll pair well with black, brown, metallic, and even a bold red! My personal favorite. This pattern is made for play, so go bold with your shades! These triangle frames are a Forever 21 find and the chain is another Amazon snag.
Nothing screams "old lady" like a pearl glasses chain, and I am here for it! Pearls are so classic, they can make any look romantic and put together. I think they complement a rose gold frame, like these Prive Revaux shades, impeccably. You guessed it, I got this chain on Amazon, too!
With just a few chains, the level of variety in your wardrobe can skyrocket. A simple tee and jeans can be elegant, modern, or glam in an effortless instant. What kind of combinations will you create?