We finally had some fall like temperatures yesterday and I got to have fun with my new jacket from Talbots. The minute I spotted this tweed in the store, I knew I’d play with it to channel Coco Chanel.
I’m wearing the regular size, not petite because although I’m just 5’4″, the jacket is already slightly cropped and I didn’t want it too short. The sleeves are also cropped so bracelets will show with a shorter top underneath.
I layered on several strands of pearls, some real, some faux and added a pin to my lapel. Although Chanel was known for simplifying women’s fashion she was also known for piling on the pearls. The more the better and they were all famously fake.
I piled on some extra attitude with my vintage Kate Spade handbag. A little bit of leopard goes a long way for me and adds just enough punch for the outfit. To my knowledge, Coco Chanel did not design with or wear leopard print so I’m taking creative license here but it seemed like the right touch.
I’ve been on the hunt for a tweed jacket for several years. They feel classic and of the moment at the same time. Most are collarless and have a round neckline but my broad shoulders are in better proportion with an open lapel and v-neck, which this has!
Do you like to play with fashion? Have you got a tweed jacket?
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