Inspired by Chanel, more specifically Coco chanel, this jacket style is having a fashion moment right now. My favourites so far are the pieces by Tory Burch, Lanvin, Zara and HnM. The great thing is that they’ve been interpreted in a variety of cuts and structures to suit most body types.
Chanel Spring 2012 RTW
The most important tip for wearing this style is to dress it up chic and for best effects with edgy accents. To avoid landing in the old lady chic zone, this jacket must NOT be worn with a full or A line skirt. Regular or wide leg pants are a no no too. The blazer tends to be bulky so for balance, the bottom must be streamlined
Pair with skinny jeans, tapered pants, capris or shorts; wear over a sheer or light weight blouse with shoe boots or chunky platforms. Hobo bag and statement necklace if you like and you’re ready to go.
I especially love the Tory Burch below, the frayed edges, deconstruction and metallic buttons are right up my alley.
Tory Burch Daniela Bouclé Tweed jacket £460
DKNY Fringed Cotton Blend Tweed Jacket £405
Lanvin Frayed Bouclé Tweed Jacket £2145
You can find the Tory Burch, DKNY and Lanvin on net-a-porter.com.
Zara did a beautiful job with this trend, love the studded blazer. Note the styling of each blazer too, very edgy, very chic. Not a chance for old lady chic.
You can find all blazers on zara.com
Zara Studded Fantasy Fabric Blazer £90
Zara Piped Blazer with Zips £70
Zara Frayed Blazer £50
H&M kept it simple and streamlined, great addition to a stylish wardrobe, great price too. You can find on hm.com