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by Jesús Zabala - 4 min read

How to Wear a Chain with a Hoodie

Chains are bold jewelry that make a fashion statement. This jewelry piece may represent your personal identity or style. While you can combine chains with many outfits, wearing them with a hoodie is especially fashionable. Here’s a simple guide on how to wear a chain with a hoodie

How to Wear a Chain With a Hoodie

The key when choosing and wearing necklaces like chains is to opt for one that is comfortable for you. You should pick a chain that represents you and wear it with confidence. 

Follow our tips and wear a chain with a hoodie correctly.

How to Wear a Chain With a Hoodie
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Choosing the right chain length

First, you need to be careful when choosing the right chain length to complement the neckline and length of the hoodie. We advise you to think about where you would like your chain to fall. For example, an 18-inch-long necklace should fall slightly beneath your neck, while a 20-to-22-inch-long chain falls around your collarbone.

The chain length should depend on your physic and overall look. For instance, if you are really tall with a large build, you may want to buy a chain that’s a bit larger.

Chain material and design

When it comes to the material and design, you should choose simple and clean designs that suit the relaxed vibe of the hoodie. There are many chain types, from Figaro to rope to snake chains. It is important to choose necklaces that are not too heavy, bulky, or uncomfortable to wear.

We also advise you to invest in chains from high-quality materials. Materials such as silver, gold or platinum do not damage the hoodie by releasing color. 

The material type you choose depends on your personal style. While silver is more common and neutral, gold represents confidence and luxury.

Pendant selection

When choosing a pendant, make sure it complements your hoodie’s color and style. For example, a minimalist geometric pendant can highlight the modern aesthetic of the hoodie. We advise you to avoid chunky designs that may overpower the hoodie. 

We advise you to wear a single pendant. However, if you decide to wear multiple ones, it is best to opt for delicate pendants on different chains for a layered effect.

Layering techniques

Layering necklaces with hoodies is a stylish way to enhance your casual outfits. Mixing delicate necklaces with chunky hoodies is an interesting idea. 

When it comes to layering chains with hoodies, we advise you to follow our tips:

  • Choker and mid-length chain – Pairing a choker with a mid-length necklace that falls below the collarbone creates a nice contrast that attracts attention.
  • Longer pendant and shorter chain – You can mix these two options for an effortless layered look.
  • Delicate chain necklace and a chunky hoodie – This combination adds femininity to the sports look and is quite popular.
Layering Techniques
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Hoodie Styles and Chain Combinations

  • Basic solid-colored hoodies – We recommend pairing basic solid-colored hoodies with dainty chain necklaces with delicate pendants. If you would like to go for a more edgy look, you should consider chunky chain necklaces. As a last option, we advise you to layer several thin chains in different lengths.
  • Graphic or patterned hoodies – When it comes to graphic or patterned hoodies, we recommend keeping jewelry minimalist. For example, you can wear chains with subtle textures or patterns that complement the hoodie’s design.
  • Zip-up hoodies – Eye-catching pendants are suitable for zip-up hoodies. You can also layer thin and thick chains for a mix of textures.

Styling considerations

When wearing chains with hoodies, you should consider the chain’s length and weight to ensure the chain you wear is comfortable. Choose chains that will not damage the hoodie’s material. The style and color of the chain should complement the hoodie’s design. 

We also advise you to match the chain style and hoodie with any complementary clothing pieces you wear. By complementary clothing pieces, we mean:

  • Neckline – When choosing chains, consider the hoodie's neckline. A high neckline looks better with a shorter chain, such as a choker, that sits closer to the neck and gives a subtle accent to the outfit. A lower neckline, on the other hand, requires longer chains.
  • Outwear – If you wear a jacket or coat over the hoodie, choose a chain length that is visible.
  • Accessories – You can accessorize the chain with earrings, bracelets, or rings that complement the overall look.


If these tips have helped you learn how to wear a chain with a hoodie, then you should go for this style and choose your preferred look.

In short, always make sure to choose the right chain length, material, and design to complement your hoodie. If you decide to wear a pendant, ensure it matches the hoodie's color. You can also follow our layering techniques to achieve a perfect look.

Jesús  is the founder and designer of JewelryLab. He is the Head of Design and also oversees production, quality control, and precious metal sourcing.