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Shoes with Chains, Anklet Heels, Chainklets. . . A pseudo DIY

I wore my vintage brass chain necklaces wrapped around my ankles last week with my Calvin Klein snakeskin “Sarika” pumps …and since I flipped through a magazine and spotted the below image yesterday afternoon, I decided to really drive the point home. Why spend money on the actual shoe when you can add chains to any shoe and get the same affect? I just so happened to have the chains which I found randomly throughout the years at thrift shops but any chunky chain will do. Just make sure they’re not too heavy or too tight or you’ll be uncomfortable all day.

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See how I wore them here

Need some chunky chains?
…here are some budget friendly options that may work …remember, you’ll need one for each ankle {also think about the clasp, you want it small but able to clamp onto almost any part of the chain for a great fit} …and remember, you’ll be able to wear them as necklaces too! Double duty jewelry!
chunky chain necklaces

1. Torrid: Mixed-Metal Chunky Chain Layered Necklace $8.98 each
2. Forever 21: Box Chain Necklace $7.80 each
3. Forever 21: All Chained In Necklace $6.80 each
4. Asos: Long Statement Heavy Link Chain Necklace $11.97 each
5. Forever 21: Leatherette Necklace w/ Removable Pin $9.80 each
6. Hallmarked 14K Gold Filled Figaro Chain Necklace $14.99 each
7. Asos: Statement Twist Chain and Diamante Mix $24.79 each
8. Diamond-Cut 3mm Wide Sterling Silver 24″ Figaro Chain Necklace $18.99 each
9. Forever 21: Melodramatic Chain Necklace $6.80 each
10. Asos: Long Threaded Chunky Curb Chain $17.24 each

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Really, what could be easier? Have fun!


Maegan Tintari

LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

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