Hello Darlings, When the kaiser of fashion speaks, you listen! When Karl Lagerfeld says that the only three wardrobe staples that will never go out of style are “a pair of jeans, white shirt, and a Chanel jacket.” Well, you guessed it — you listen! The three items make a perfect sense and therefore without an argument should be in every woman’s wardrobe with one exception. The takeaway from that statement should not be that you need to invest in a Chanel tweed jacket. As romantic of a notion as it may be , it is going to cost you a pretty penny and to be exact about two thousand or so.
That iconic Chanel jacket is not only the subject of numerous coffee table books but also an internationally acclaimed exhibition, The Little Black Jacket. So like the classic 2.55 purse, it is one of the items that every woman adores and wants. The history and craftsmanship behind both are immaculate and surely worth the appreciate, however just because that little jacket is not within your budget does not mean that you have compromise on your likes.
I’ve always loved pretty little tweed jackets and it’s the only item that’s been on my to-buy list for the past two years. Finding one that is exactly what you want is not so easy! When I did find one that suit my fancy, it was meant to be! That’s the thing about personal style, you don’t need labels to have access to style. Style and fashion are accessible for as long as you take it for what it is, a means of self expression. Chanel who gave the freedom to women to wear whatever they like and removed the corset from the dresses, is the perfect example of what personal style is all about.
I AM WEARING: Juicy Couture Tweed Clara Jacket // Three Dots Tee // 7 for All Mankind Cords // Marc by Marc Jacobs Lace Mouse Flats // Kate Spade Bow Bridge Little Kennedy Purse // Hermes Clic H Bracelet
Drawing inspiration from history and admiring that which withstood the test of time and will continue to draw adoration is exactly what every modern woman should strive for. In the words of Chanel, “Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.” Now go on and enjoy your style and explore your love for fashion!