Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Channeling Chanel

Beth Nelson

Beth Nelson style

Chicago Style

Chicago Style

The goods:
• blouse and pumps from Zara

• jacket from T.J. Maxx
• pants from Forever21
• wrap watch by La Mer
• bracelets from J.Crew and Forever21

I spotted this jacket on the discounted racks of T.J.Maxx for around $25 and was drawn to the Chanel-inspired look. Taking that theme, I'm pairing it with black pants and a black and white blouse, since she typically stuck to only those two shades. Also made famous by the fashion icon are the cap toe pumps, updated here with a tan and black pair from Zara. I suppose you could call this look "Chanel-lite", since Coco often added strands of pearls, baubles, a hat and her camellia brooch to her ensemble (as evidenced by my full-blown Chanel Halloween costume last year). 

... of course, no Coco homage would be complete without a spritz of Chanel perfume (though I opt for "Mademoiselle" over her signature "No.5")

Chanel style
Mlle Chanel, photo from Pinterest

1 comment:

  1. Black and white are such a classic combination but this outfit puts a great modern twist on them. Very lovely!