How To Rock Vintage Chanel
| By: Nuri Matthew
If there's one thing we can always predict in the unpredictable world of fashion it's this- fashion trends are cyclical, and at some point, regardless of their originating era, will ALWAYS resurface. When it comes to recreating those classic reemerging looks it's out with the new and in with the vintage! There is something so uniquely beautiful about vintage pieces. Whether it be an antiquated pair of clip-on earrings or a retro kiss-lock coin purse, accessories and handbags from previous decades harvest a great deal of character and enigma. This is especially true for vintage Chanel pieces, as they are often a reflection of the iconic styles imagined by the late and great Coco Chanel herself. Unfortunately, sometimes the eccentric and funky nature of vintage Chanel leaves us conflicted as we say to ourselves "I love this, but I have nothing to match it with." However, when paired with the right shades and style choice, these pieces have the ability to host a great deal of versatility. The key to rocking vintage Chanel is simply, well, simplicity! When it comes to your outfit, stick to neutral, relaxed style choices and let the interlocking CC speak for itself. Here's a look at the different ways our team chose to rock their favorite vintage Chanel pieces!
Keeping It ClassyWhen sporting a vintage Chanel charm bracelet featuring iconic motifs, it's important to style it with a look that screams all things classic Chanel. Pair your charm bracelet with your favorite all black ensemble, a streamline pearl necklace, and don't forget your favorite pair of wide lens shades.
Denim On DenimThis vintage Chanel cosmetic bag doesn't have to remain stored under the bathroom counter. We paired this haute patent leather piece with a denim-on-denim look, featuring a pair of distressed boyfriend denim jeans and a washed denim jacket, finishing it off with a fierce pair of Manolo Blahnik tiger print strappy pumps.
Something PlayfulDon't forget to have fun with even the most seemingly unconventional vintage pieces with a look expressive of its chic quirkiness. We had a ball styling this vintage Chanel briefcase with a flirty midi skirt and a faded graphic tee. To top off the smart and flirty look we had to add these Vince open-toe leather booties!
Strictly BusinessIn recent trends, we have found that busy professionals are starting to prefer a sleek and stylish backpack over the average everyday carryall handbag, making this vintage Chanel quilted backpack a girl boss necessity. Keeping it elegantly professional, we used this backpack to compliment a simple grey cardigan with a pair of black skinny jeans and sleek black leather pumps.
Lots of LeatherSometimes all it takes is a black biker jacket and your favorite shade of red matte lipstick to rock a pair of vintage Chanel CC medallion clip-on earrings . To make the earrings pop and take time off your hair and makeup routine, wrap your hair up in a fun top-knot bun!
Take Advantage of Sweater WeatherDon't hang up your knits just yet! To incorporate this vintage Chanel reversible drawstring sac into a tail-end-of-winter ensemble, we paired it with a simple olive green knit and a very on-trend pair of suede ankle booties! What are some of your favorite ways you like to style your own vintage collection? What is your favorite style to resurface? Share with us in the comments below!
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