The Chanel Jacket Chronicles Part 2: The Many Ways to Wear a Chanel Jacket

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket, Christian Dior Dress and YSL Tribtoo Pumps

“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

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket, Christian Dior Dress and YSL Tribtoo Pumps

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket and Christian Dior Dress

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket, Christian Dior Dress and YSL Tribtoo Pumps


The Knot

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket and Christian Dior Dress

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket, Christian Dior Dress and YSL Tribtoo Pumps

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket and Christian Dior Dress


The Drape

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket and Christian Dior Dress

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket and Christian Dior Dress

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket, Christian Dior Dress and YSL Tribtoo Pumps

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket and Christian Dior Dress

MimaMochi wearing Chanel Seoul Pink Tweed Jacket, Christian Dior Dress and YSL Tribtoo Pumps


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.

Chanel Seoul Cruise Resort 2016 Collection Look 21


Please share your Chanel Jacket Experiences Below

If you have learned something new, or have anything to add to this discussion your opinion is very much valued here.

I am extremely passionate about Chanel and their RTW pieces that it would actually make my day (and probably several other readers' too) hearing of your own special experiences or acquired knowledge!

Do you have a Chanel RTW or bag related question that you can't find the answer to? Not sure whom to ask? Please feel free to ask away and I will do my best to answer it for you.

Also, if you have any other suggestions for future write ups in this series, please get in touch below. 🙂



    • June 13, 2017 / 18:21

      Thanks Jennifer 🙂

      I simply fell in love with it when I saw it styled on various celebs including Ariana Grande. Then seeing it in the boutique up close sealed the deal for me!

      Have a lovely week

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 18:32

      Thank you! 🙂

      I’m happy with how this whole outfit came together in the shoot.

      Adrianna xx

  1. Whitney
    June 7, 2017 / 12:59

    Wonderful post and super informative once again, thanks for sharing!

    I love the pink against such a unique backdrop, your hair and makeup is on point too 🙂 So proud of you bb, your posts continue to inspire all of us.

    Can’t wait for the next post 😉


    • June 13, 2017 / 22:28

      Aww thanks my lovely friend! Your beautiful words light up my day all the time 🙂 Can’t wait to see you tomorrow! We’re going to have loads of fun 😉 xxxxx

  2. miri
    June 7, 2017 / 20:56

    Hi Adrianna,

    I have to say that I like the knot and the drape style the most because it is very relaxed although I would not wear it this way. I would be afraid to destroy the jacket, etc. but you are right, once we free ourselves from the idea that it is “Chanel”, we can start to have fun. 🙂

    • June 13, 2017 / 22:25

      I love hearing which looks people prefer so thanks for sharing Miri. 🙂

      It’s always important to enjoy what we wear and how we wear it!

      Have a lovely week.

      Adrianna xx

  3. June 8, 2017 / 10:27

    This jacket is so beautiful! I love all the ways you styled it 🙂


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    • June 13, 2017 / 18:39

      Thanks Ileana 🙂

      I’m glad you enjoyed the photo shoot and all the different ways I styled this jacket.

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 18:51

      Thanks Daniel 🙂

      It was heaps of fun shooting this look at the temple.

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 18:54

      Thanks for your kind word Elefv 🙂

      Have a lovely week.

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 18:58

      Thanks Antela 🙂

      Enjoy your week!

      Adrianna xx

  4. June 10, 2017 / 14:24

    Your Chanel jacket is beyond amazing! And I agree, it’s meant to be worn all the time. I love the different ways you styled it too. Thanks for sharing your tips beautiful.

    xo, Jackie

    • June 13, 2017 / 19:03

      Thanks Jackie 🙂

      It was definitely so much fun shooting this jacket with the outfit and discovering this beautiful temple as a location!

      Have a great week!

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 19:52

      Thanks Violette 🙂

      It’s always nice hearing back from people who like the photo shoots!

      Adrianna xx

  5. June 10, 2017 / 21:38

    This jacket is so amazing and I love all the unique details on it! Thanks for sharing how to style a piece like this. The dress you are wearing is beautiful and I love these gorgeous pics.

    • June 13, 2017 / 20:00

      The detailing on this particular jacket is quite beautiful and intricate. It’s always my pleasure to share these pieces with everyone through my photo shoots. 🙂

      Thanks Katherine and have a lovely week!

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 20:06

      Thanks Carrie 🙂

      It’s so great how we have such a variety of locations in Melbourne to choose from!

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 20:11

      Thanks Tiffany 🙂

      Chanel is always a welcome addition to everyone’s wardrobe I think! So many beautiful pieces to choose from!

      Enjoy your week.

      Adrianna xx

  6. June 11, 2017 / 02:34

    LOVE this jacket! You styled it so well!!
    Courtney //

    • June 13, 2017 / 20:49

      Thanks Courtney 🙂

      All the best

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 20:55

      Grazie mille Agnese & Elisa! 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 21:15

      Thank you Jessica 🙂

      Have a lovely week!

      Adrianna xx

  7. June 11, 2017 / 13:05

    I only wish I was able to afford a Chanel jacket! I love how you referenced Rupaul in this, haha! The Half Shoulder styling is my favorite btw 🙂

    • June 13, 2017 / 21:49

      A girl who sets her mind on something is a dangerous thing indeed! The moment you truly believe you can have something is the moment you will have it. 🙂

      I absolutely love watching Rupaul! Are you also a fan?

      Thank you Candace. I quite like the half shoulder look too. It photographs really well that way.

      Have a lovely week ahead.

      Adrianna xx

  8. June 11, 2017 / 14:01

    Love the outfit. The details on the Chanel jacket are gorgeous! Great post.

    • June 13, 2017 / 21:55

      Thanks Jamie 🙂

      The details really are beautiful to take in close up!

      Enjoy your week.

      Adrianna xx

    • June 13, 2017 / 22:05

      Thanks Gail, that’s very kind of you. 🙂

      Have a great week!

      Adrianna xx

  9. June 12, 2017 / 00:52

    Oh I so need to own a Chanel tweed jacket, my mom has some she wanted to give me but they don’t fit and I’m not sure if altering them will work. Love how you styled yours here. Lucky to own such a gorgeous piece!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

    • July 10, 2017 / 11:16

      That’s so nice that she has some jackets that you could possibly wear. It all comes down to how many sizes you need to alter it by. Altering to a smaller size will always be easier than going up to bigger sizes. It also comes down to the skill of the alterationist. A very skilled one can work with a few size changes.

      Thanks Allie 🙂

      Adrianna xx

  10. June 12, 2017 / 05:30

    I’m in lovee with your pink jacket. It’s such a classy piece to own and I think it instantly makes your outfit look so polished.


    • July 10, 2017 / 11:18

      Thank you Atsuna 🙂 It’s such a lovely jacket. Shame I really don’t wear them enough.

      Enjoy your week!

      Adrianna xx

    • July 10, 2017 / 11:09

      Thanks Katherine 🙂

      Enjoy your week!

      Adrianna xx

  11. June 14, 2017 / 03:17

    This jacket is absolutely gorgeous and looks wonderful on you! I love the different ways you’ve worn it here, too, showing how it’s such a versatile piece! Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far!



    • July 31, 2017 / 07:00

      Thanks as always Jalissa for your lovely words and compliments. It is amazing how a subtle change in a jacket’s arrangement can change an outfit’s total aesthetic and vibe. Wishing you a happy week ahead sweetie xx

  12. June 15, 2017 / 16:42

    This Chanel jacket is honestly amazing, I love it so much!!

    xx Rubi

    Pose & Repeat

    • July 10, 2017 / 11:20

      Thank you Rubi 🙂

      Enjoy your week!

      Adrianna xx

  13. June 20, 2017 / 08:22

    Your photo locations are amazing and a Chanel jacket in China is just something else.
    I kind of wish my mother was a bit like me and had a Chanel jacket to hand down – no luck though.
    I have been trying to buy one on eBay – but I can’t find one I like, in my size at the right price.
    You look stunning – and I like all the ways you have suggested to style this.
    Set to Glow

    • July 31, 2017 / 07:10

      Thank you Kiri. I absolutely loved this photo shoot location so am glad that I came across it while searching.
      I’m sure if you keep searching the right jacket will eventually pop up online for you.
      Have a lovely day 🙂

      Adrianna xx

    • July 10, 2017 / 11:21

      Thanks Olivia 🙂

      Have a lovely week!

      Adrianna xx

  14. xxx
    July 12, 2017 / 09:03

    Keep this going please, great joƅ!

    • July 31, 2017 / 06:57

      Thanks for your support!

      Adrianna xx

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