May is the fifth month of the year and Coco Chanel’s favorite number was 5, therefore, the “It Purse of May” title goes to Chanel.
Girl Chanel – a totally extraordinary bag designed in a shape of the iconic tweed jacket with two pockets and emblematic Chanel buttons. Playing a visual trick, this nonpareil purse becomes a part of the outfit when carried on a shoulder, as a crossbody or casually tided up around the waist like a sweater or cardigan. Absolutely brilliant design created by Karl Lagerfeld, who already proved that he could turn anything into a handbag (think maple syrup covered pancakes or a bagel on a chain). This time, inspired by Chanel legendary suits, the bag is an impressive jacket made of luxurious black lambskin, tweed of mixed colors, punctuated with a row of silvertone intricate buttons adorned with the célèbre double C insignia – nothing short of genius.
Although the purse may at first appear a casual accessory, it easily transforms into a sensational standout piece when toasted with outfits for a chic or sophisticated look.
Let’s see how!
Chic Girl’s Picks
Create an arresting match by pairing it with this Rachel Zoe Bay Tweed Shift dress ($385) that perfectly complements the fabric and color mélange of the purse. Double hip pockets emulate the pockets on the bag while the exquisite trim strikes against the raw texture and fringed finish of the dress. Opt for these Jessica Simpson Reiko Studded Fringe sandals ($119) to add an edgy touch and that rock’n’roll vibe to the look. The swingy fringe enhances the dress trimming and the metal studs mirror the silver buttons of the jacket purse. Try some delicate yet eye-catching jewelry pieces for just the right dash of glam: Kendra Scott Perry Drusy Pendant necklace ($60), Rebecca Minkoff Pearl Stud Cutout Drop earrings ($48), Rebecca Minkoff Faux Pearl bangle ($23), Rebecca Minkoff Pearl Stud Open ($58) and Jewel Box V Stack rings($58). Little faux pearl accents, pyramid earring design and triangular pendant and ring shapes are subtle yet striking enough to attract the eye and add extra chicness to the whole look.
And, if you fancy a little more sophistication, try the picks below.
Sophisticated Lady’s Picks
This deluxe and richly textured St. John Collection Opulent Tweed Knit dress ($1,395) offers a splendid escort to the fabulous Chanel Girl bag. Lavish multicolored yarns, elaborated knit inlay and well-defined black trim marry the qualities of the purse and elegantly sculpt the silhouette. Slip into these luxuriously textured Givenchy Nekka sandals ($1,650) and you certainly won’t pass by unnoticed. Intricate lace-up at the front, whipstitch detail, solid heel and sumptuous snakeskin and leather combo make these heels an impactful component of this sophisticated outfit.
Coco Chanel loved pearls and was often seen and photographed wearing them. To channel this image, don the Lagos Luna & Caviar Link necklace ($1,250), Luna Pearl Drop earrings ($195), David Yurman Petite Cerise ($675) and Sturburst Pearl rings ($1,400), Starburst Chain ($1,250) and Sixteen-Row Chain bracelets ($950). Freshwater cultured pearls highlight the classy integrity of the look and sparkling diamonds join the delightful party of stylish extravaganza toasted with some fireworks in a shape of imaginative star motifs on the bracelet. Perfect way to celebrate the brilliance of Chanel Girl bag.
So, which of these two outfits would be your pick to toast the phenomenal purse?
Have a fashionable day everyone!