Net-a-Porter Buyers Are Backing This Random Buy Right Now

There's one thing that all fashion enthusiasts agree on—that accessories can make an outfit. That's why we're launching a monthly column, Successorise, charting the latest extras that stylish girls will want to know about. From the smart workwear add-ons that could seal the deal in the office to the most of-the-moment tweaks that can spin a basic outfit into a high-fashion trajectory, this is Who What Wear UK's regular guide to the most important accessorising rules to know now.

In 2018, we will see the return of '80s gold chain jewellery and garish prints, thanks to the Versace archive–inspired collection, which is all fashion buyers have been talking about. One of the key items to perfecting this "Jerry Hall in the '80s" look is a retro chain belt. Net-a-Porter's fashion director Lisa Aiken reveals that this is one of the key accessory trends for next spring, as a follow on from the Dynasty-tastic crystal earrings obsession that sparked this season. The key to wearing this trend, she says, however, is to keep the rest simple and pair with jeans and a white T-shirt. Unless you're from the Bella Hadid school of thought, in which case, wear it with the loudest prints you own. Keep scrolling to see how the street style set is wearing vintage chain belts, and shop our edit of the best around below.


(Image credit: @chronicles_of_her)

Style Notes: Chronicles of Her proves that when it comes to chain jewellery, more is sometimes most definitely more. Her vintage Chanel chain belt looks amazing layered over pink gingham high-waisted trousers.


(Image credit: Alice Zielasko)

Style Notes: The key to wearing a chain belt, as Alice Zielasko shows, is to make sure your trousers are high-waisted and pair with a cropped top or tucked in turtleneck so that the belt can really shine.


(Image credit: @annarvitiello)

Style Notes: For a more approachable look, we love Anna Vitiello's leather-and-gold chain belt that she loops over her scarf.

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Next up, see our guide to the biggest trends for S/S 18.

Emma Spedding