Veracious reading of Daisy Jones & The Six (inspired by the story of Fleetwood Mac), cheering on Lewis Hamilton’s groundbreaking 2020 achievements, lusting over Paul Mescal in Normal People, and compulsive listening to Miley Cyrus (loving her incarnation as the new Stevie Nicks) has led to something of an obsession with chains. Chain print has had its moment but the obsession with links hasn’t abated. Let them adorn ear, wrist, and neck, and then move on to your other accessories.
Coco Chanel invented the shoulder bag in 1955 and to this day, a Chanel bag remains the ultimate dream. If your budget won’t accommodate this particular investment but your heart yearns for the real deal, check out bagbutler.co.uk where you will find a mouth-watering selection of designer bags, jewellery, and other covetable accessories all available to be rented out, for up to four weeks (minimum one week). Brilliant, either for a special occasion or just to give your week a little fashion-frisson. This lustworthy Chanel Mini-Flap in grey lambskin leather with chevron detail will set you back £175 for a week and other bags are available from £55.
Oversized and ethical, this statement-making recycled zinc and brass link choker is available online only. £49.99 hm.com
By contrast, embrace a more delicate take on the trend with these gold-plated sterling silver drops, inspired by nature, from Icelandic jewellers, Aurum. £123 aurum.is
Pretty Ballerinas have broadened their remit from the ballet pump to all manner of chic, quality flat styles like this chain-embellished leather mule which forms part of their SS21 collection. £199 prettyballerinas.co.uk
Marilyne Kekeli, founder of ethical jewellers MAMATER, specialises in sophisticated, distinctive pieces that can be worn equally successfully both jointly and severally. The stainless steel Les Serpent Rope Bracelet (available in silver or gold colour) can connect to a twin to create a choker or looks equally splendid looped singly around a wrist. £79 mamater.com
Zara’s belt with link detail comes in at just £15.99, making it a seriously purse-friendly way of buying into the look. zara.com