Is a Wallet on a Chain worth it?

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The WOC or wallet on a chain seems to be something people either love or they hate.

Do you like to carry everything with you at all times? Then maybe the WOC isn’t for you.

WOC’s are not handbag replacements. A wallet on a chain probably won’t be your be-all-end-all bag. Whether it’s a bottle of hand-sanitizer or your most loved compact, you’re going to find something you want to bring with you that a wallet on a chain isn’t going to carry.

Now, that being said, WOCs have become such a staple fashion accessory that you can find them in all different shapes and sizes. From larger sizes, like the Chanel WOC that brought the style into fashion, to my Prada WOC (or even smaller versions), your choices when it comes to a wallet on the chain have never been more endless.

But the question I found myself asking before the purchase, and the question many of you are probably asking yourself is: is a wallet on a chain worth it?

For me, it was. And here’s why:

  1. Versatility

    Yes, this is a wallet. No, it won’t fit all of your things. But it will, on occasion, have the multi-tasking ability to be both. Are you carrying a work tote but wanting to run out for a lunch meeting? Grab your WOC. Going on an overnight trip and don’t want to worry about what bag you’ll bring if you go out? Bring your WOC.

  2. Flexibility

    I don’t know about you, but I hate carrying a heavy bag. I know a lot of us put up with it for style, and I’m all for a handbag completing an outfit, but there is just no way you are going to see me lugging around a 10-lb bag when I’m in the city for 8 hours. My WOC, on the other hand, is so light sometimes I literally forget I’m wearing it.

  3. Simplicity

    As much as I adore my handbags and as much as I love choosing the exact right one for each outfit, there is something really great about being able to take the decision out of the choice. When I’m just running to the grocery store, or taking my dog for a walk, I do not want to deliberate on what bag to choose. The WOC makes that choice for me. I don’t need to think about this bag. I just grab it and go.

You can see more looks styled with my Prada WOC herehere & here.


What WOC would you choose?

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Sweet & Sophisticated

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Blouse: Wilfred | Skirt: BCBG Max Azria | Heels: Steve Madden | Wallet on a Chain: Prada

I recently picked up this Wilfred Sevres blouse from Aritzia’s clientele sale, and I have to say that I’ve been getting a ton of wear out of it.

You may have noticed I’m obsessed with taupe lately — I think it stems from my love of purple as a child — and this top is literally the perfect shade of it. I also think it’s a great, simple style to have in your wardrobe. It works with a dressier skirt, like above, but also with jeans for a more casual look.

This bandeau skirt is a classic from BCBG Max Azria that I’ve had for years. It holds up well and goes with so many things, it’s totally a wardrobe staple of mine. I’m even thinking of purchasing it in this longer version too.

I’m also wearing my wallet on a chain from Prada, which is a most loved bag of mine for dressier occasions. It works so well dressed up, and yet transitions seamlessly to more casual looks as well.

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Rich Reds & Studded Heels

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Dress: Banana Republic | Studded Heels: Sam Edelman | Aviators: Ray-Bans

I borrowed these awesome Sam Edelman Ocie heels from a friend before an event last weekend, and all I can say is that they did not disappoint. Although they are a little snug for those with a bit of a wide foot (like me), they are such a good dupe for the Valentino Rockstud pumps that I couldn’t pass up my chance to use them for a night.

I’m also wearing this red dress from Banana Republic I recently picked up (and it’s on sale!). It has a tight fit, but the stretch makes it very comfortable for long-day wear. I also love that I’ve paired it with these studded heels and black aviators to edge-up what would be a simple look.

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Natural Colors & Neutral Tones

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Dress: Forever 21 | Lace-up Sandals: Vince Camuto | Wallet On A Chain: Prada

This is one of my most loved posts to date, and I think it has to do with how simple and effortless, yet neutral and versatile this look is. I literally want to wear it every single day.

My love for this outfit probably has a lot to do with my obsession with this Forever 21 dress. At under $20, the simple skater style can’t be beat! I should add it also comes with a belt, but I’ve opted to remove it.

I also find Forever 21 can be hard to shop at sometimes because their dresses, shorts, and skirts run short. And this is coming from a 5’4 girl! The being said, Forever 21 also lists their item lengths online, which is helpful when you can’t try things on.

I’ve linked a few similar (even cheaper) dresses, since my dress is already sold out.

The look is paired with my Vince Camuto’s Winola sandals and my Prada wallet on a chain, which are favorites of mine.

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Georgina Sandals & Linen Tees

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Georgina Sandals: Rebecca Minkoff | Jeans: Gap | Tee: Gap | Bag: Prada

I love these Georgina gladiator sandals from Rebecca Minkoff. They have a total rock-stud look — without the Valentino price tag — and are comfortable enough to wear all day long. I feel like they’ve taken an edgy style, the gladiator sandal, and added black studs to elevate it one step further. I’m also totally coveting them in this blush color.

I’ve paired these shoes with some Gap denim (one of my fave places to shop for jeans), and a Gap linen tee (also a must-have in my wardrobe!), as well as my trusty Prada WOC.


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