With splashes of color, Chanel’s signature tweed embellishments and complements of boyish ties, belts, fedoras and Oxford flats, Karl Lagerfeld has proven resort wear’s permanence in the fashion industry. The season is no longer merely devoted to sleeveless maxis, straw accessories and brightly colored swimsuits. 2017 summertime style, as told by Chanel, will establish a more dignified convergence between, once polar, masculine and feminine pieces that is comfortable and luxurious enough for work and play. It is about time bathing suit season receives a mature makeover. The dynamically efficacious woman Chanel embodies in its designs has more pertinent agendas to which she must attend than sitting poolside by a martini and the latest issue of French Vogue (although, let’s be real—she makes time for this activity as well).
Chanel’s most recent line has inspired me to update my summer wardrobe. Goodbye jorts, hello slip dress. Although I consider myself to be strong-willed, I have always been able to recognize that every story is multifaceted, and every opinion has at least some sense of validity. Throughout my life, this aptitude has gradually translated to my personal style. Like the Chanel 2017 resort line, I like to juxtapose girly and casual with a professional undertone. I have incorporated the ladylike essence of the Chanel brand into my outfit through my black slip dress and lace bralette. The sandals, suede hat and necklace add the urban flair that appears so effortless in the line’s tomboyish accessories. The subtle sophistication of my white suit vest and dramatically oversized Prada sunglasses exude prestige and confidence. As one, the outfit portrays a woman who does not take the world too seriously but is determined to make her mark for what it is worth.