For many years, I had a deep and abiding infatuation with Chanel jackets. The real deal was exponentially out of my price range, even second-hand from ebay. So I was frequently on the lookout for what I referred to as "Chanel-esque" jackets from mid-priced lines, until I finally figured out that this often boxy style of jacket just doesn't suit me. But I still can appreciate the look and the effort. And yes, I know that the materials, the construction, the fit will be a universe away from the original.
I happened to stop by our local Zara a few days ago, and it seemed that there were Chanel-esque jackets everywhere I turned.
|Blazer w/sequins, $159|
|This one has studs. Multicolored blazer, $189.|
|The colors in this one are very pretty in person. Fantasy Blazer, $159.|
|This one is really cool with the gold pyramid studs, but the shoulder pads were too much for me. |
Fantasy Studded Blazer, $159.
|Another option in a pretty color. Fantasy Fabric Blazer, $129.|
J.Crew also has thrown their bouclé'd sleeve into the ring.
|Plaid bouclé tweed jacket, $268|
|Ravello Bouclé Tressel jacket, $648|
|Pampano Novelty Embellished Jacket, $598|
|Trifecta Bouclé Palermo Jacket, $698|
This style of jacket is best suited to those with more boyish, or at least small-busted silhouettes. But if bouclé makes your heart beat faster, there are lots of options available right now at a range of price points.