It’s been gracing shoes and accessories for ages, and while there’s no doubt Chanel has always been the head of the chain gang, we’re uber excited to see this favorite edge-elevating embellishment taking center stage in 2014. The award for most-coveted definitely goes to Balmain, whose latest resort collection features it from head-to-toe (and fittingly features Badgal RiRi in their new ads). This DIY rendition adds just the right amount of rough n’ tumble to a chic ensemble.
To create: Place a thick double linked curb chain and a smaller cable chain onto your printed bomber jacket where desired (or opt for larger chain as an alternative). P.S.- here’s a tip, place two pieces of chain (one thick, one thin) around the collar; place two pieces of chain (one thick, one thin) along the right side of the zipper and repeat on the left. Use straight pins to temporarily hold chain in place. To secure the chain to the jacket, stitch through each link with a needle and thread. Stitch through each link at least 3 times to guarantee chain is secure.