Wallet chains have been around for decades, making on and off appearances in the fashion scene. But they have never actually gone out of style.
You will always spot a musician, biker, goth, or other fashion-forward individuals rocking this style. Over the years it has also evolved with people making their interpretation of the chain to go along with their style.
There is, however, the misconception that being that it is a wallet chain, it can only be worn with a wallet. That is not true, which is why in this article, we will share with you ways in which you can wear the chain without a wallet. We will also share tips on how to pull off the look seamlessly.
How To Wear A Wallet Chain Without A Wallet.
Wallet chains have for a long time been seen as a male accessory, mostly because women don’t need to carry their wallets in their back pockets. But that’s no longer a reason since there are many ways to wear the wallet chain without the wallet. The following are some common ways:
1.As a jeans accessory.
Wallet chains are perfect for increasing the appeal of your jeans or any pair of bottoms for that matter (even skirts for women). As long as the bottom has loops you can attach the chain to, then there should not be any problem.
Simply attach one end of the chain to the front belt loop as usual, but instead of attaching the other end of the chain to the back loop. You’ll end up with a nice drape in the side and without needing any wallet.
The drape of the chain can be as long or short as you need it to be, the same goes for the thickness. It is all about the kind of statement you want to make.
Longer thicker chains are best for a bold and dramatic statement. But short and thin chains are better for that subtle minimalist look. You can also layer up the chain for an even better overall look.
2.With a bag or purse.
Wallet chains were originally intended for wallets, but what’s stopping you from accessorizing your bag or purse with it? Absolutely nothing! Aside from your preference of course.
You can attach the chain to the straps of your bag or purse, or let it drape at the front. Utilize the chain length and thickness to create your style with it.
3.As a belt.
If you’ve been running out of belt ideas, this is a new ultramodern belt you can try out. As opposed to draping the chain on your side you could wrap it around the waist.
It is perfect for anything from pants, skirts or dresses. This is also where layering multiple chains would look even better. It instantly takes your outfit from zero to one hundred, effortlessly.
4.As a necklace.
Now, this may sound a little crazy for some people. But for fashion-forward individuals, you can appreciate this. The chain comes in a variety of thicknesses and lengths, not to mention different link types.
You can play around with these factors and come up with an amazing statement piece. After all, there is no rule that a wallet chain is limited to the bottom part of your body.
Tips to Pull Off Wearing A Wallet Chain With No Wallet.
The main trick to pulling off any look is confidence, but it isn’t the only one. The following are some factors to consider when accessorizing with wallet chains to make the style unique to you:
1.Think about the length and thickness.
These two factors are important based on who you are. As a minimalist, you’re likely more comfortable with something subtle and low-key, so you should opt for thinner shorter chains.
If you are for the dramatics then longer thicker chains will give you the bold statement you desire.
2.Think about placement.
You don’t have to stick to the traditional side drape on your jeans. We’ve already shown you a few ways you can use the wallet chain, so get creative and think outside the box.
Your only limit is your imagination.
3.Layer them up.
Wearing multiple chains better brings out the appeal of the wallet chain. Plus, with layering, you have the chance to play around with the thickness and length of the chains.
That way the look is not monotonous.
4.Pick fan and creative design.
Wallet chains have many out-of-the-box designs to choose from. You don’t have to stick to the traditional chain styles.
You can get one with skeleton links or flower links. There are also others with star links. You can also layer these fun chains with the normal links for variation.
5.Add your personal touch.
The best way to own the look is to add a piece of you to it. We’ve seen people adding accessories to the chain, on top of how they chose to wear them. Some add padlocks, of different sizes based on preference. Others add flowers or butterflies. It’s really about what expresses you best.
Wallet chains have evolved, they are not the same things they used to be back when the Biker introduced the concept.
Now it is used more as an accessory than a functional tool.
You can easily wear it without the wallet and style it whichever way you’re comfortable with.
Whatever style you choose, ensure you wear it with confidence.
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Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.