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8 Mar 2015

Are body chains slutty?



Are body chains slutty? If the answer to this question is yes then that's a damn shame because I really enjoyed wearing one today.

I picked up both the body chain and the oversized long-line shirt in River Island and wore them both today for a relaxed start to the week.

It's a "kinda slobby" OOTD. I probably could have elevated it by shame tucking the shirt and/or wearing heels but it is what it is.

Ssh! I secretly like dressing this comfortably!

The flats are new and from a brand called Boden which I have always associated as being the kind of place where toffs buy their weekend wear. This is probably still true but they have a good line in shoes recently and these bejewelled ballerinas are immense! See my Instagram for a close up!

Now the body chain is 100% inspired by HRH Collection. I have been addicted to her vlogs recently. If you haven't seen them then you must head over to her channel right now to consume them. In a YouTube world that is increasingly scripted and fake there is something incredibly refreshing about such an unedited approach.


She has been producing body chains and I agree with her that the hint of them underneath clothes is pretty. My shirt is so oversized that nobody probably even noticed it, but I did and I liked it. That's all that matters right? :)

Shirt: River Island - Link!
Chain: River Island - Link!
Jeans: Zara - Link!
Shoes: Boden - Link!
Bag: Furla - Link!

While we are here I thought I would throw in some other OOTD's that I posted on Instagram. I probably won't take any more pictures of these but I have had quite a few questions on the items so let's address them here:


Top: Zara - Link!
Jeans: Zara - Link!
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Pigalle - Link!
Bag: Givenchy - (similar) Link!

I love this top. It's in Zara right now and is a nice contemporary take on the traditional shirt. It's good for work but also good for more casual outfits like mine. For reference I got the medium - the small was far too tight for my liking and I think this looks better when it's slightly more relaxed.

The jeans are my latest OBSESSION. I would run, not walk, to Zara for these because they are an excellent dupe for Paige's Jimmy Jimmy Skinny boyfriend jeans. I say this because they are a relaxed fit  but they don't make your arse looks awful in the same way that many boyfriend jeans can.


Top: Topshop - Link!
Blazer: Zara - Link!
Jeans: Zara - Link!
Shoes: Jimmy Choo Gala flats (similar) - Link!
Bag: Givenchy - (similar) Link!

The top is in Topshop right now and is a beautiful metallic linen finish. Topshop do a series of these wrap blouses and they are an amazing buy. I have the navy one and now this. The only thing I would say is that this particular model is very boobilicious. I need to add an invisible stitch so that it's not completely inappropriate.


Top: COS - Link!
Jeans: same bloody Zara jeans - Link!
Shoes: Boden - Link!
Bag: Furla - Link!

COS is very hit and miss for me. Sometimes I go in there and all I see is a rack of sack dresses and then it really delivers great basics and accessories. At the moment it falls in the latter camp. This top is another white shirt type thing - clearly this is my jam right now - and I love the voluminous fit and the three quarter length sleeves. Paired with my favourite jeans and Boden flats it was an outfit I really enjoyed wearing yesterday :)

What's your favourite item in your wardrobe right now? 

33 comments

  1. i love this casual look and i think body chains are amazing and can make the perfect beach/holiday look!

    Rachel // Style Soup

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    1. Yay! Thanks Rachel - I love seeing them hint from beneath clothes! Glad you are on my side :)

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  2. I got a gold body chain by ABS jewelry at Bloomingdales in the US and really love it. I wear it a good bit. It wasn't too expensive-like $55.

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  3. If the chain makes you happy, wear it! :) I am clumsy and am sure if I wore one I would figure out 100 ways to snap it. Fortunately it's not me, so no problems. My favorite item currently is a bright red knit sweater that I didn't find until recently (although I spent all this freezing winter looking for just the thing). I am going to wear it until it falls apart.

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  4. I've actually been hunting for an inexpensive and simple body chain for months, to try out the look without dropping a ton of cash, but have yet to find one I like! I love the idea of pairing a body chain with another (shorter) necklace for a cool layered look - I saw a "necklace layering" post on (I think) WhoWhatWear that included some combos with body chains, and I've been determined to find a suitable one ever since. I think you pull off the look amazingly here, Laura! Love it!

    xo Chloe
    xochloegordon.com

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  5. I can't get enough from long cardigans at the moment :) You look good in your casual look and this is definitely an outfit I would love to wear exactly in that way <3
    xx from Germany/Bavaria, Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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  6. I am amazed how many different way there are to style jeans/white top and still look made up.
    And you are right, I didn't notice the Body Chain until you pointed it out, so probably no one else did. Definitely not slutty!

    LindaLibraLoca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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  7. my rule is if something makes you happy, then that is all that matters!

    http://loveaffairwithshopping.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I don't think you'll automatically start sleeping with a huge influx of men and women when you wear a body chain. And even if you do, you do whatever makes you happy! Loving the studded heels, by the way!

    becky ♡ star violet

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  9. I think a women should be able to wear whatever we want without being afraid of being called slutty or ugly.

    -Maria
    in1997.blogspot.com

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  10. body chains are so sexy but in a subtle, teasing way. and your outfits are on point, such lovely variations on the classic white top, blue jeans

    ellie xo
    http://thebeautifulunnecessary.blogspot.co.uk/

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  11. My favorite item right now is my camel coat because it's still very much winter where I am and being able to stay warm while looking chic is a must!

    www.diversastyle.com

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  12. My fave item in my wardrobe right now is my camel coat. It's still very much winter where I am right now and being able to stay warm while looking chic is a must!

    www.diversastyle.com

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  13. Great looks, I absolutely love them all! I've wanted an body chain for ages but I kind of felt like a missed the boat on that one. Seeing this post has totally re-inspired me :)

    www.blushingbetta.com

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  14. I love how you toned down the body with a simple white shirt. So understated! I never would have thought to combine the two.

    She Likes to Shop

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  15. I also love Alex's vlogs and body chains! I have one chain that's rose gold and I love wearing it in the summer, both under and over loose V neck T's. running over to the Zara site now to scout those jeans! I love love love the last 2 IG outfits :) xo

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  16. That Zara white top is FABULOUS. Love!

    http://thebeautybloss.com/

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  17. I think chains are sexy :) I love comfort dressing too but my kind of comfort dressing involves shorts, t-shirt and sandals. no where near brunch appropriate. i somehow have 2 worlds where i dress nicely wear my nice bags and other days where i couldn't even brush my hair properly hahaha as always love the OOTD posts :)

    xx www.mschikee.com

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  18. I've been digging body chains lately. If you feel "slutty" in them, I'd suggest getting one that's just a long necklace and tuck it in. It gives the same effect, only you can't feel it underneath.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

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  19. I always see body chains in the stores and never know what to think of them! I like how you put it under your shirt - that's much more wearable then over a bikini or something (at least for me).

    Most loved thing in my closet right now? I'd have to say my pair of white jeans !

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  20. I enjoy watching HRH's vlogs for the same reason.

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  21. I love how you pulled off your body chain. My favourite item in my closet right now would actually be my pair of black, cut-out oxford style shoes. They are something that I never thought I would've worn but now I can't stop wearing them! x Jess

    It's That Time For ... Hats and Flats! 

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  22. First of all, I also love Alex's Vlogs and her HRH Collection You Tube channel! Been a fan of her's for a few years now and think her style is awesome. I really like the body chain look, as I think it can elevate a simple, plain outfit and I think they can look sexy but chic all at the same time! Maybe I need to go order some now...? Ha! x

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  23. I really love body chains and don't think they look slutty at all! I love your outfits in this post! x

    Joanne // Fashion Polaroids

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  26. I don't think body chains are slutty at all. And you pulled off one quite well! Didn't know river island was stocking some. Need to check it out. Happy weekend lovely x.
    - Aena

    www.TouchofA.com

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  27. Not at all. I want to pick up one myself but going into winter here in Australia just not sure of how much wear I'll get out of it :-(

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