“How can I style my Chanel jacket Adrianna?” is one of the questions that I commonly receive in relation to designer RTW. Feeling at a loss with how to improve the cost per wear of your tweed masterpiece while you scramble to become more adventurous in your outfits is normal. I am certain that anyone who is fortunate enough to own a gorgeous Chanel jacket can sympathize with this struggle.
Staying true to RuPaul I pose you this. If you can't love your Chanel jacket, how the hell are you going to love yourself? Owning Chanel tweed is the epitome of RTW! There is no excuse for any neglectful behavior here whatsoever. It’s time to get fun, creative and fashionable because honestly, what’s the point of owning such an iconic piece of fashion history if you’re not wearing it to its full potential.
That is unless of course you are going for a more demure look for the office or a professional setting, where there are many fun ways you can incorporate a Chanel jacket into an outfit. One fashion epiphany I came to while flipping endlessly through the pages of the “Little Black Jacket” book is that a Chanel tweed jacket is more than just a simple piece of outerwear. Sure it’s a jacket in the sense that it does up at the front and has two sleeves in which you slip your arms into. However, you are hugely mistaken if you think this is the only way you can wear it.
When draped across the shoulders, slung carefreely across the body or casually tied at the waist, the jacket transforms into a stylish accessory. It becomes a beautiful decoration that creates a powerful fashion statement. At that moment of enlightenment, suddenly a world of opportunities await you. The Chanel jacket becomes your oyster. A formal jacket that was once near impossible to rock with casual looks, suddenly adds a touch of nonchalant glamour when tied rebelliously around the waist. Quite similarly, a jacket with an irregular shape becomes easier to pair with an outfit you would never have dreamed it would work with.
So next time when you are struggling to wear your tweed jacket, remember to experiment and think outside the box a little. As you can see below, the pink Chanel I’m wearing has been styled in various ways and still looks so chic every time! Remember it is only when you free your mind from the constraints of having to put your arms in the sleeves, will you fully appreciate the allure of the Chanel jacket. My work here is done. Now go forth and sashay away!
The Half Shoulder
The Way it Was Meant to be
What Adrianna is wearing
A pink Chanel tweed jacket from the Cruise Seoul 2016 Collection has been paired with a Dior mini dress, American Apparel skirt and YSL Tribtoo pumps.
Did You Know? More Interesting Facts About The Jacket
The second jacket to be featured in "The Chanel Jacket Chronicles" is look #21 of the Chanel Seoul Cruise 2016 Collection in Seoul, South Korea. This collection drew inspiration from the host country, with a display of both the traditional Korean styles as well as nods to the modern, sugary K-pop culture. This jacket’s bell shaped sleeves, collar and cinched waist takes inspiration from the Hanbock, a traditional Korean dress. The beautiful braiding and buttons add a touch of Chanel’s French elegance. This jacket was a special purchase, as at the time of the collection Chanel had flown my partner and I to a recreation of the Seoul show held in Sydney which was a lovely experience for both of us.
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