Wait a minute, hold the flip phone! Chain belts have just made a resurgence and they’re dripping Y2K vibes. Special mention to noughties fashion queen Paris Hilton for showing us how to slay in a pair of low-waisted denim jeans with a chain belt. Whether you are a fan of the simple chunky chain or a big, layered belt, they both cinch together your Y2K aesthetic easily. So, if you’ve been eyeing them off for a while and are not sure how to style them, here’s a few looks to give you that inspo.
Chain Belts 101: Pair with Jeans
We can thank Destiny’s Child for giving us some peak Y2K looks, including their low-waisted jeans worn with chunky chain belts threaded through the loops and paired with bright corsets – the perfect ‘fit for getting the club jumpin’, jumpin’. This iconic style works well with any cut of jean. Throw our Twisted O-Ring Chain Hip Belt over your black bootcut low-rise jeans for nighttime shenanigans or over a pair of baggy denim jeans for casual trips to the mall.
Our Cutout Chain O-Ring Belt in gold is great if you’re looking for a tighter fit. It’s adjustable and classy, making it a solid investment for your high-waisted pants. Wear it with your dark denim jeans and a white crop. Throw on a pair of gold hoops and a leather jacket to embrace your main character energy.
Rhinestone Chain Belts
Feel like your LBD needs something and you’re not sure what? A chain belt is the missing link. Pun intended. A rhinestone chain belt is the fastest way to glam up your ‘fit this season. Cinch our Rhinestone Butterfly Chain Belt around your LBD for a cute and classy evening look. Slip on your black strappy heels, grab your quilted bag and you’re all set to wow your dinner date.
Go bold. Make a statement. Wrap our Rhinestone Box Chain Waist Belt around your fave sweater dress. Choose from gold or silver to sparkle up your ‘fit. We love this one paired with black thigh-high boots and a black fedora. Throw a black bomber jacket into the mix and you’re ready for brunch with the fam with a side of retail therapy.
The Layered Chain Belt with Skirts
Destroy your crush at video games while looking effortlessly adorable in a layered chain belt paired with your plaid or leather skirt. We are vibin’ this Layered Chain Hip Belt which features a gold and black chain that ties in well when cinched around your leather mini skirt. Wear it with a cute graphic cami and some butterfly clips in your hair to soften the blow when you beat them at Mario Kart.
There’s no wrong way to wear the chain belt and that’s what we love most. Whether you’re a fan of the simple rhinestone belt, a chunky gold style, or layered chains, we’re here for all of it. Snag your fave chain belt in store or online at FOREVER21.com.