STYLE GURU STYLE: Loco For Coco

Coco Chanel once said, “A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous.” These two words perfectly exemplify Chanel’s new line. Founded in 1909, Chanel remains one of the most celebrated and most highly sought after fashion brands to this day. Coco Chanel revolutionized the industry by introducing a variety of iconic fashion staples, including the signature little black dress and one of the best-selling perfumes in history, Chanel No. 5. Chanel’s most recent spring 2015 couture line is nothing short of astounding.

This line features a variety of different styles and colors, all with Chanel’s signature touch of course. One of the most eye-catching parts of the grand ensembles was the variety of outrageously lavish hats. From large, Edwardian-styled hats to intricately decorated beanies, these pieces perfectly topped off the outfits. Recall that Chanel started her career selling hats. These pieces embody Chanel’s precision and meticulousness when creating even the smallest of garments; hats off to her. Coco’s presence remained strong in other aspects of the line too, such as the traditional Chanel tweed suits. I personally loved the settle touch of the ’50s in the knee-length swing skirts. I also liked how all of the looks tied together, while remaining very unique.

I chose to incorporate Chanel’s style into my own attire. I sought to imitate look 37 of the collection, specifically the lace top and flowy skirt. Instead of black, I opted for a warmer look with a white top with a lace trim and a black and white billowy skirt. I finished the look with opaque black tights and black combat boots as a token of Chanel’s touch of masculinity in her designs.

Chanel remains one of the most influential brands and one of my personal favorites. Chanel continues to revolutionize and adapt to the ever-changing fashion world, managing to always stay relevant. I plan to incorporate more aspects of this line into my attire.

Get My Look: 1. A white top. 2. A black and white skirt. 3. Black combat boots.

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