Browsing the Chanel boutique can be a dangerous thing – the colors, textures, and designs are incredibly chic but not so cheap. I think Chanel handbags are a worthy investment (the reissue will be mine some day and also aching for a vintage bag!) because they are truly iconic and the caviar leather especially can stand the test of time. I’d also love a tweed jacket that could go with anything and would be passed down among the females in my family. Ahh some day…
I gathered some inspiration from the Chanel Spring/Summer 2011 show for wardrobe essentials at any price:
A classic sheath dress with an edgy touch, like the satin ribbon here
A jacket with powerful shoulders and contrasting colors that can be dressed up or down
Blush and metallic colors with just a touch of sparkles – great for a day to night transition
A classic tweed jacket in basic colors (will post lower cost alternatives next week!)
Differences in textures combine beautifully in a daintily embellished top to a tulip skirt with great draping
What are your inspirations for wardrobe essentials?