Dienstag, 8. November 2016

How to Dress Like Coco Chanel

When it comes to timeless fashion, on of the first names that comes to mind for me is Coco Chanel. Coco’s fashion weaves through history over the last two centuries. One of the things that makes Coco Chanel’s style so special, is that her clothes are still modern today. Check out how to channel her fashion wisdom in your own closet sometimes without looking further than a string of pearls and a little black dress

 First of all create your own style. Chanel believed in embracing new fashion and trying unusual combinations. She believed fashion was made to eventually become unfashionable, so take chances.

Start with the little black dress. This may be Coco Chanel’s most enduring gift to women’s fashion. Before she popularized the black dress in the 1920s, it was mostly used for mourning periods.

Wear wide-leg pants. Choose pants that fit the current fashion trends, but be willing to try high-waisted and mid-rise versions in white. She wore these pants with espadrilles in the summer.
 Try combinations of black and white. This was her favorite color combination, as shown by her little black dress. Color blocking hats, scarves, sweaters, shirts, pants, shoes and coats creates definition and classic style. Once you have color blocking perfected with black and white, start adding brighter colors.

 Buy a tweed suit. This should include a jacket without a collar and a pencil skirt. The jacket often featured a ribbon trim. Thanks to Chanel and Jackie Kennedy Onassis, these tweed suits are still sold today. The most elaborate versions include a matching hat.

 Find a pair of real pearls. Coco Chanel wore single and multiple strands of pearls as an everyday accessory. Wear several types of jewelry at once. She was often seen with studs, necklaces and rings.

Invest in shoes. A great pair of heels is the icing on the cake. Shine the shoes and keep them well heeled. Patent leather is a great choice for work or evening wear.
Coco Chanel is quoted saying “A woman with good shoes is never ugly.”

 Use a signature scent. It doesn’t have to be a Chanel fragrance, but it should be something that defines you as much as your clothing. Consider switching fragrances between summer and winter.


Keep styling and doing
(credit: Mag)

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