HOW TO DRESS 'CHANEL' ON A BUDGET
1. THE JEWELS
Chanel is all about elegance, sophistication and class, so what better to way to show elegance than drenching yourself in diamonds and pearls? Look for sterling silver, Swarovski, freshwater pearls, and real diamonds to ensure that your money is spent wisely and although it may mean investing in fine jewellery, it will last a lifetime and be a timeless accessory to your wardrobe.
2. SPEAK BLAIR
Channel your inner Blair Waldorf and embrace the French way of life in everything you do. Instead of that afternoon tea you were planning with your girlfriends, head to Ladurée for champagne and the worlds best macarons. We can also thank Dior's fall/winter 2017/18 ready-to-wear for enabling us to swan around in leather berets and call it 'fashion darling'.
3. IT'S NOT ALL PEARLS AND NO.5
Many millennials would assume that a Chanel look would mean pearl necklaces, the potent scent of No.5 and bouclé jackets - not the case. Karl Lagerfeld has brought the house a long way since Coco's reign and we now see injections of feathers, pom-pom's, and even astronaut prints - yep! The wrap top below is the perfect re-invention of new school bouclé.
4. CREATE A MILLENNIAL MIX
Pair a classic black and white contrast cardigan with palazzo trousers similar to one of the looks seen in Karl Lagerfeld's F/W17 pre-fall show. Pharrell Williams sported pearls among classic gold chains, Sophia Richie wore leggings embellished with golden buttons, and Lily-Rose Depp bared her midriff in a beautiful shimmering two piece. Chanel is now much more than classic, it's the brand bringing back sophistication to our generation whilst embracing our spontaneity.