A Contemporary Take on Chanel Boucle Jackets Part 2

Tuesday, 27 March 2012
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Outfit: Chanel tweed jacket, Petit Bateau v neck jersey top (similar here), James Twiggy jeans , Stuart Weitzman Over the Knee boots (similar here), Christy's Chepstow hat (similar here) and Hermes Kelly 28cm Retourne.


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Outfit: Chanel tweed jacket, Alexander Wang t-shirt (available here), Christy's Chepstow trilby hat (available here), Uniqlo cargo skinnies (on special here for £19.90) and Repetto ballet flats (available here)



I featured 3 different ways of wearing a Chanel jacket here last month. I wanted to see if I could create a couple of outfits with a more contemporary and casual vibe. Given that much of my everyday life consists of working from home, going on school runs, coffee with friends and walks, I need to try to incorporate the classy jacket with my cheapo clothes from Uniqlo. While I often check out my favorite blogs in order to ogle at incredible footwear, I still haven't mastered the art of balancing on stilts, I mean stilettos. I nearly broke my ankle the other day when I wore my nude Stuart Weitzman wedges out . I'm sure the people at the offices must've had a good laugh at my expense watching me hobbled past and holding on to the side of the building for my dear life.


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Outfit: Isabel Marant Atika jacket, Alexander Wang t-shirt (available here), Christy's Chepstow trilby hat (available here), Uniqlo cargo skinnies (on special here for £19.90) and Repetto ballet flats (available here)


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Outfit: Isabel Marant Atika boucle jacket, Petit Bateau v neck jersey top (similar here), James Twiggy jeans (available here) and ankle boots.

I wish I can afford to buy more Chanel jackets, particular ones in black. The Isabel Marant boucle jacket is the cheaper alternative for now. Until I managed to grow a money tree or win the lottery, I'll stick to searching on eBay, thrift shops and consignment stores for secondhand Chanel jacket as mentioned in the post here.

27 comments:

  1. Love your looks! A very uptown-meets-garconne chic vibe which I love. I'm curious. Would you ever consider looking for a Chanel necklace and incorporating it into your mix? That's another classic Chanel piece that I've always wondered about. Or do you think that's too logo-ed for you?

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    1. I'm flattered by how you coined my style. Gosh, I've never thought of it that way. I've always wanted to own a Chanel necklace but lately, I've been put off after reading not-so-good reviews about them on TPF. £500 is still a lot for a faux pearl necklace but I do love their classic and timeless style.

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  2. I love these looks - those jackets are divine

    Lovely post !

    Joanne

    http://www.balletpumpsandroses.com

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  3. A Chanel jacket really is the epitome of style... it can pull together the most casual outfit and turn it into something effortlessly elegant. I wish I could have a wardrobe full of them!

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  4. i need to start looking for isabel marant jackets ...i love them! (And because chanel is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay over the budget for me now)

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    1. You and me both! There's so way I can afford brand new Chanel right off the rack. So I'm afraid it'll have to be Isabel Marant too.

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  5. Their jackets look fabulous with everything! LOL at the stilts comment. I can't wear them now either. Remember M, only YOU know they're second hand ;)
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  6. I hear you Marlene. I can't do high heels either. Wedge platforms are about all I can manage too. My one and only pair of Louboutins have a low kitten heel. (shrugs) Try wearing them inside your house for a few hours at a time to get used to the height and it gets a bit easier to adjust.

    Beautiful outfits as always. I would kill for that Chanel jacket. It is a treasure. The Kelly too. Is it Barenia?! (drool...)

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    1. I think I'm going to stick to low kitten heels for now. Mind you, I've spent 2 weeks trying to break into my wedges to no avail. I'm hopeless!

      Regarding the Kelly, it's actually gold in togo. Funny how the color changes depending on the lighting.

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  7. I'm in love with your outfits......really chic and cool. thanks for your comment dear! it's a pleasure visiting u

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  8. Wow, both jackets are absolutely gorgeous and love how you styled them!!! I know what you mean about heels - some are just so tricky to walk in! I sometimes have to practice at home before I venture out in them! Haha!

    Great post!!! :)

    xxTheresa


    The Habit

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  9. I love that you can invest in just a few simple and beautiful jackets and wear them again and again with trendy/cheaper bottoms and tees and still look fabulous! All hail the jacket!

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  10. Chanel inspired jackets are everywhere this season. I like them but unfortunately I don't think they suit me. I think I look like I'm trying too hard in them, better stick to my leather jackets and blazers ;) They are beautiful and I guess I just have to admire them on others.

    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/

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  11. Those jackets are so pretty...I saw an "inspired" one at H&M recently that I really liked!
    Mix and Match Fashion

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  12. I like all the ways you made a traditional jacket more casual, young and up-to-date. I think my favorite pairings have got to the ones with the cargos.

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  13. Great looks! I love how you mix your designer pieces in. You keep inspiring me to invest in a few key pieces that I can wear with everything :)

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  14. i never thought to style a boucle jacket with cargos! it works really well, thanks for the inspiration :)

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  15. i love how versatile these jackets are. def worth the investment. i hope i can invest in one...somedayyyy hahahha

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  16. Lol your name itself is oozing with sweetnes. Could I abbreviate you to CCC?

    You been to Singapore before? I hope you like it here!

    Thanx for leaving me a comment and following me. I'm checking out your blog now coz I would love to know more about my new readers and followers.

    I think you sound like a humorous lady. I like how you said you are finding ways to pair your Chanel with cheaper Uniqlo clothes and the way you balanced on "stilts".

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  17. Chanel bouclé jacket is such a timeless and classic piece and I love all your variations, they all look so chic and fabulous! I wish I had one of these jackets in my closet :)

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  18. M!! LOVE these looks! You definitely put together outfits with a casual chic vibe, which is sometimes hard to do with Chanel jacket! Don't be surprised if you see me trying to copy some of these outfits!

    And I hope your ankle is doing okay from the stilts incident!!!!!! I think wedges are comfy but there is always that fine balance between walking and almost killing yourself on platforms wedges! The things we do for fashion!! LOL!

    xo, sam

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  19. Love that third look, casual and pretty :)

    Have a great Wednesday!

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  20. I love the outfits you put together! They are fantastic! I love how you style things together!
    Best, M.

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  21. i'm still in the search of Chanel jacket hoping that one day I can get for myself a one. Still in vintage hunting but who knows i would be lucky to find one :)
    these sets are beautiful! its great to see how you can manage to look elegant even in ordinary day..
    take care dear. xoxo, Haus of Gala

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  22. I love how you paired your cream Chanel jacket with cargo pants - such a cool way to wear it and very youthful!

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  23. I love each of these pairings. You've really managed to take a classic piece and make it your own- LOVE. The Chanel jacket is so versatile. I consider it a wardrobe staple.

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  24. Your Hermes Kelly bag is amazing.

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