How To Dress Like A Chanel Girl

March 15, 2017

Looks like Chanel, feels like Chanel, must be Chanel. Right? Wrong.  If only we could all be afforded the opportunity to shop for Chanel girl style without worrying about the price tag – I’m sure we’d all be dressing a lot chicer. But where’s the creativity in that?

One of my favorite things about interpreting the style of a designer is to translate the elements that makes that designer so distinct. While most designers change their tune from season to season, the classics remain consistent because the core of their style philosophy remains the same. For example, when I think Chanel, I think tweed, pearls, black & white – classic. Marchesa screams beaded, tulle, texture – opulent. Dior is blush, bows – feminine.

It’s similar to the elements of personal style. While you wear different clothes each day, the essence of your style remains the same – or at least that’s how I like to dress.

And if what Mrs. Coco Chanel said is true, that “Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance”,  then we must embrace the elegance found in detail. So if you’re looking to dress like a Chanel without actually wearing any Chanel, here are 7 elements that make up that classic look that we all love.







Photos by Fred Cipoletti

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Silvia @ My Style 5

This has to be one of my favorite posts on your blog! It’s a beautiful, feminine style and it suits you great.

I love your look so much. This is truely the essence of Chanel ♥
You look gorgeous!

Claudine / http://www.claudinesroom.com

Thank you Claudine – that means the world!


Yes! Love this. Capturing Chanel style, even if you can’t wear Chanel from head to toe. Your style is very classy and stays true to Coco Chanel’s saying. It’s why you’re one of my favorite fashion bloggers! Xx.

I am OBSESSED with that adorable blush Chanel vanity case. On my wish list!


Love this post & the look. A big chanel fan

Mel x


Chanel will always be so iconic because they have stayed true to their style roots! You can’t see tweed without thinking Chanel! Perfect Chanel Girl style, Jenny!

xo Bryn

Love Chanel of course, and love how you style it !!


love all your tweed jacket picks!


Oh you have to love a look inspired by Chanel, especially when its lace, tweed and all white! So pretty Jenny

I love how feminine your style is. The lunch box Chanel bag is absolutely gorgeous!


Ooh, I’ve been waiting to see this outfit after seeing it on your Instagram not too long ago. Love this whole look! I never tire of the classics! 🙂

Thanks Anne!


Oh goodness, this is such a beautiful and classic look on you Jenny. Absolutely ADORE the CC pearl broach. No doubt, your style and aesthetic fits perfectly with Chanel. I used to think the brand was stuffy for someone younger, but lately I’ve been obsessed with wearing tweed jackets to the office. I like balancing them with tees and such to make them my own but you look exquisite!

xoxo – Kelly

Cristina - Memories of the Pacific

Your outfit seems taken straight from the Chanel runway! Love it!!


I really need a lace dress! I mean I love Chanel and I love lace, it’s perfect.

Norina xx


Ahh I love this post so much, Jenny! I can definitely see commonalities from season to season within the design world, but I don’t always feel like my personal style is as branded. I’d love to work on developing a more “signature” personal look.

All of your options are amazing and so quintessentially Chanel! I love that they continue to work tweed and pearls into their collections- even in the “data center” tech-themed SS17 collection, they somehow managed to re-invent these classic fabrics and embellishments into modern designs so effortlessly!

Thanks for sharing these great pieces to emulate their style on a realistic budget!

XO, Emily
Epicurean Emily

Oh my word, yesss! Coco herself has long been one of my greatest style muses, and I love looking for items that are reminiscent of her style.
Thank you for sharing Jenny!

La Bijoux Bella | by mia

Love the cream colour of the outfit … classy and stylish chic. So pretty! 🙂

LA BIJOUX BELLA | BY MIA | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

Coco B. @ Millennielle

Love this look, it’s so dreamy… the Chanel definitely doesn’t hurt 🙂
xo, coco | millennielle.com

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