For fun fashion, there’s now no bigger starting place than with the Chain Print trend. Epitomizied by pop star Rita Ora, with her statement mix of high designer and high-street fashion, these prints bring together the trash and the couture for a striking look. Made covetable in the 1980s by Gianni Versace, these designs have experienced kind of a revival lately, likely on account of the Versace for HM collections of the year. Featured on bomber jackets, skater dresses and bodycon skirts, as well as more sophisticated accessories such as silk scarves, they have become the go to pattern for style gurus trying to find something luxe and baroque, with a hip-hop reference.
Chain print pieces now enclose a wide variety of pictures and colours. Classic Black and Gold can simply be found, but there are now reds, blues, greens, even fuschias. Floral and tropical patterns sit alongside the eponymous chains, and even cherubs in the more normal Baroque style can be found sitting among the prints for those appealing to their inner art history fanatic.
There are numerous methods to wear the chain print trend dependent on the effect you wish to achieve. For all out fashion fierceness, be brave by clashing more than one print and rocking it with confidence. This trend is all about fun! If you want to be a bit more classic stick to one piece but bring out the colors with the other clothes you wear with it. Pair a tiger and chain print sweater with gold jeans for a bling look, or go for the red and blue patterns with a pencil skirt in one of the shades. Frequently found on bodycon dresses, wear one print with a statement pair of heels for a look that will stand out from the crowd without looking too wacky.
If you want to play up the 1980s reference then choose a crop top or a pair of leggings in your favourite chain print, wearing with your usual jeans of oversized sweater, respectively. Don’t forget to pile on the gold jewellery for an over the top retro look. Add a classic pair of platform sneakers for a nod to the sportswear trend that is taking over in Olympic fever.
However you choose to wear the chain print trend, you are sure to look lovely. You simply can not go bad because it’s about being over the top – so the more that you pile on, the more fashion-forward trashy and glamorous you look! It is a semi-ironic homage to the excess of the 1980s, as well as a revived appreciation for conventional patterns and particular design. If you are stuck for inspiration, check out Rita Ora, as well as vintage Versace girls like Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista. These girls rocked it decades back, and yet still look phenomenal today.