The name Chanel is recognized as luxurious, timeless and iconic. What once began as a small ready-to-wear shop in Paris has turned into one of the most prominent fashion houses in the world. Known for its classic take on womenswear, Chanel is the go-to brand for timeless suits, dresses and bags. The Chanel aesthetic can be easily seen in their Spring ’11 ready-to-wear collection, which showcases their mastery of tweed suits, little black dresses and flirty handbags. Because of this, my advice this week is to channel your favorite classic icon by donning Chanel-inspired pieces.

This week’s Fashionista takes some inspiration from Chanel’s infamous tweed jackets. Its boxy shape and black and white pattern make the piece look like it came straight from the runway. By styling the jacket with a simple white button-down and black jeans, she looks just as classic as the icons who wore the style before her. However, she adds her personality to the outfit with a bright colorful bag and black oxfords. By keeping the ensemble relatively simple, she lets the jacket stand out without seeming overdone. The result is a timeless and chic look that any Fashionista could emulate.

Getting a style similar to our Fashionista’s is simple. All you need is a Chanel-inspired piece, like a black and white tweed jacket. You can also try a similar boxy jacket with a colored tweed. A skirt is another great option, whether it is in dark green tweed or a brighter yellow. Another piece you can opt for is a Chanel-inspired bag, which you can throw on with jeans and a basic top for a classically chic look. Regardless of how you choose to wear your Chanel (or wallet friendly, Chanel-inspired piece), you will be able to put together an outfit that is both classic and stylish.

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