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This '00s Accessory Is Back And It's Bella-Approved

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We have so many fond memories of the early '00s. Back then, you were either a goth, an emo, a skater... or had a bedazzled flip phone, wore a Juicy Suit and Paris Hilton was your idol. While many '00s styles are coming back in a big way, there are also some that are best left behind – like wearing a tie with a tank top and everything associated with Nickleback (what were you thinking, Avril?). 

Still, that confused decade of subcultures has been bringing us some major sartorial inspo this season – though, notably, reworked for 2017. One detail we've been loving lately is chain accessories. We saw Bella rocking the look a few months ago with a sleek pair of pinstripe pants and a rock'n'roll denim vest, and we've finally come to the decision that it's okay for us to do it, too. In 2007, no skater (or should we say sk8er?) would be seen without a chunky chain clipped to the belt loop of their baggy jeans at one end and their wallet at the other. Of course, its reincarnation is more stylish than practical, with the inclusion of beads, charms and mixed materials to add some extra swag to your denim.  

Take a look at Free People's colored gemstone links with a row of safety pins bringing that punk edge to the otherwise delicate design. For a proper throwback style, go for a classic single silver chain of heavy metal (preferably attached to an embroidered coin purse for a contemporary twist) – but if you're looking to make a more subtle statement, opt for a barely-there chain belt to cinch in a slip dress. 

Dress like it's the '00s all over again by chaining up your denim with our selection of Avril-approved accessories: 
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Free People Tavarua Opal Pocket Chain - $48
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Urban Outfitters Triple Chain Belt - $18
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Dolls Kill Swing Low Chain Clip - $10
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Forever21 Faux Leather Chain Belt - $10
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Valfré Valentina Chain Wallet - $38
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Free People Heart Lockdown Pocket Chain - $48
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Forever21 Chain-Link Wallet Chain - $7
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Urban Outfitters Light Layered Chain Belt - $10
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Dolls Kill Got Ya Money Wallet Chain - $10
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Forever21 Layered Wallet Chain  - $9
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Free People Tavarua Opal Pocket Chain - $48
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Urban Outfitters Tassel Chain Belt - $24
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