Simple and versatile, a chain necklace can transform a simple outfit into a modern and edgy one. Whether you opt for a multi-chain Givenchy-inspired style or a timeless Chanel piece, a statement necklace will always come in handy for those fashion emergencies. If you want to update an otherwise girlie dress, take cues from Elle (right), who is wearing an eye-catching chunky gold chain necklace. The design is simple and chic and has a cool vintage vibe. She has worn it with a blue silk dress which complements the metallic gold of the necklace. Against the blue, the necklace really pops and the look is fresh and vibrant. The heavy chains also balance out the girlie ruffles of her bubble- sleeve dress. In contrast, Sunny (far right) has chosen a more understated, slimmer chain to match her purple kimono dress. I like the way she has played with different fabrics and colours, and the delicate chain drapes and ends at the right place, creating an illusion of longer legs. While multiple strands can create a rocker look, she has worn one chain for a more feminine style. For chain necklaces, the most practical purchase would be a multi-colour style made from different metals such as gold, bronze and silver. This will match almost anything in your wardrobe. Wear this with solid colours instead of pieces featuring prints or patterns. Personally, I love pairing my chunky chains with feminine pieces, and finishing the look with a boyfriend blazer. Since long chains have been spotted at Gucci and D&G, this is a style you should splurge on for summer. Also, don't be afraid to mix other styles with your chains, or weave in a patterned scarf for a more fashion-forward look. I saw a black and gold chain necklace decorated with a black rose at Present (41 Staunton Street, Central, tel: 2522 9221). I also found a statement necklace with metal details, crystals and pearls by Maison Martin Margiela (I.T, Shop 252, Level 2, Pacific Place, 88 Queensway, Admiralty, tel: 2918 0667 ). For chunkier styles, try Kenneth Jay Lane (available at On Pedder, G/F Wheelock House, 20 Pedder Street, Central, tel: 2118 3489) where I spotted a chain necklace, featuring gold and silver circles, that looks similar to Elle's. Finally, check out the long silver chain necklace with crystal-studded dice details at Swarovski (Shop 1, 19 Great George Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2972 2198).