The Chanel Jacket Diaries, Part 2

My Chanel jackets are like my children–they are all my favorites, for different reasons. I have different relationships with each of them, and some make me look better than others :D. In today’s episode of The Chanel Jacket Diaries, Part 2, I’m showcasing what I call my quintessential Chanel black jacket. Hands down it is one of my best investments.

It follows the iconic, timeless Coco silhouette, with a simple jewel collar in a plain black tweed, punctuated by four pockets and braided trims over the pockets and hems…

in a contrasting shade of navy. Karl Lagerfeld is a true master of making black and blue look chic. And let’s not forget the buttons. For this 13A collection, Chanel used the image of the globe in clever ways, and these spectacular buttons were but one piece of the whole illusion:

This jacket will last me a lifetime. It’ll most likely be paired with my uniform of jeans and a black slinky tee (the one worn here is Helmut Lang–buttery soft with narrow long sleeves that won’t bulk up my jacket’s sleeves)…

and a messenger bag (this is the Hermes Jypsiere 31cm) for work:

But I know it’ll also be an effortless partner to a LBD when the occasion falls for it. Form and function–that’s the real magic of Chanel.


  1. Scholastican

    Someday, I will be brave enough to finally take the plunge and commit to one of these magnificent little black jackets Mademoiselle Chanel pioneered, and which you wear so well. Until then, living vicariously thanks to your jacket diaries 🙂

  2. Sarah

    You look lovely and the jacket is a very exciting wardrobe classic. I would wear this with one of your delectable hand held bags not to ruin the line of the tailoring… Not that I am trying to borrow your bags or anything lol

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