Style File: Chanel-Inspired Jackets

Written by on July 9, 2012 in Fashion, Style File - 10 Comments
Style File: Chanel Inspired Jackets

No question–the Chanel jacket is the epitome of class. Tweed plus intricate stitching and phenomenal button detailing–what more could a girl want? As Karl Lagerfeld said, “Some things never go out of fashion in the world of fashion: jeans, the white shirt, and the Chanel jacket.” Introduced into the fashion world in 1954, the Chanel jacket will forever remain a classic, and many designers and brands alike have taken note. We’ve been seeing brands such as Zara and Mango debuting a collection of Chanel-inspired jackets in an assortment of styles and colors. Designers such as Tory Burch and Alice + Olivia are playing off of the classic by creating tweed suits in fun colors like pastel blues and bubblegum pinks. Here we offer  7 different ways to sport the Chanel-inspired jacket.

Clockwise from top left:

Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni (aka The Blonde Salad) wears her tiffany blue Tory Burch tweed jacket with a matching tweed skirt, silk blouse, and a dramatic statement necklace for an ultra-feminine-meets-edgy look. (image)
Get the Look: Tory Burch Marion Tweed Jacket ($595); Anya Hindmarch Mini Gracie Bag ($650)

Fashion icon and former Harper’s Bazaar Russia editor Miroslava Duma pairs her bubblegum pink tweed jacket with a graphic maxi dress, platforms, and a bold geometric necklace. A great way to look sophisticated yet not so serious. (image)
Get the Look: J. Crew Tweed Jacket ($250); Noir Hacienda Statement Necklace ($187)

One of our favorite bloggers, Wendy from Wendy’s Lookbook, pairs her black and pink tweed jacket with some skinny jeans, a chambray shirt, and an oversized shopper’s tote. What a great way to dress up a super casual outfit! (image)
Get the Look: MGSM Tweed Jacket ($417); Citizens of Humanity Skinny Jeans ($209); J Brand Chambray Shirt ($218)

This time, Chiara Ferragni dresses up some denim and a classic white tee with her pale yellow tweed jacket. A structured bag and some oversized sunnies create a feminine meets mod ensemble. (image)
Get the Look: J. Crew Crystal Trim Jacket ($495); Tucker Camisole ($184)

Alexandra, blogger of Lovely Pepa, pairs a classic gray and black tweed jacket with a Kate Moss graphic tee, some chunky gold necklaces, and a pair of Ray-Bans for a chic, urban look. (image)
Get the Look: C. Wonder Boucle Jacket ($99); Sauce “What Would Anna Do?” Tee ($66); Kenneth Jay Lane Polished Lobster Claw Necklace ($220)

Cara, blogger behind A Fashion Love Affair, sticks to a classic Chanel look, pairing her pink and black tweed jacket with a flowy dress and feminine jewelry. (image)
Get the Look: Zara Frayed Cardigan ($89.90); 6 Shore Road Pleated Dress ($110.60)

The ever-so-fabulous Blair Eadie of Atlantic-Pacific pairs a frilly navy blue tweed jacket with some boyfriend jeans, a striped tee, and leopard heels. Talk about mixed prints perfection! (image)
Get the Look: Alice and Olivia Tweed Jacket ($495); 7 For All Mankind Josefina Cuffed Jeans (225); Modcloth Leopard Heels ($98.99)

  • Catherine Cason

    great round up! I have a couple in black and white but it is fun to see all the candy colors.

  • Musthavemaven

    Love all these looks! XO

  • Carla

    I just posted on my cougar vintage facebook page, I have a bunch of them!!!!

  • Elizabeth @ TheCornerApartment

    I absolutely love Chiara Ferragni and Blair Eadie- two of my favorite fashion bloggers. Zara has some wonderful and less expensive options and I can’t wait to pick up a few!

    Cheers, Elizabeth of The Corner Apartment

  • Ana InFashion

    Love this blazer!

  • Natalie P.

    I really love these kinds of jacket! I own four look-a-likes, but someday I would love to own a real one :-)

  • Kate Stuart

    I want one so bad! My favorite is definitely Chiara’s pale yellow one!

    XO Kate 

  • Maslinda

    I’m amazed by the look in which it is combined with the white dress!! I wish I owned an authentic channel jacket instead of the look- alike ones…Congratulatioms Lauren..Amazing job!!

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