13 of the Best Ways to Style a Timeless Chanel jacket

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The CHANEL JACKET is a staple that is timeless, ageless and has always had a sophisticated allure. It was created in 1956 by Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel along with other iconic designs like the little black dress and famous quilted purse with gold chain straps. Chanel's revolutionary designs were meant to empower a more modern woman and that sentiment still rings true today. With Karl Lagerfeld at the helm for years and now Virginie Ward, Chanel has continued to take the fashion world by storm and their designs are as popular as ever.

With the popularity of Chanel's collarless tweed jacket, it seems every brand in the fashion industry has created a version of the classic style and there is no shortage of inspiration on the way women wear it. Take style cues from some of our favorite current looks and mix one into your wardrobe.

Scroll down to shop our curated selection of vintage Chanel as well as other brand's takes on the signature style. We mixed in some other wardrobe favorites to help you master the high/ low street style look we love.

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1. Keeping It Classic

Pair a neutral turtleneck, your favorite jeans, and a quilted Chanel purse for an elegant, casual look. Swap sneakers for loafers or kitten heels for a slightly more dressed up look.

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2. Upper East Side Moment

Pair a white Chanel jacket with rhinestone buttons with black shorts, tights, and ballet flats for a beautiful dressed up fit.

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3. Downtown Vibe

Wide leg jeans and sneakers give this classic navy Chanel jacket a downtown vibe.

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4. Black and Silver

Silver shoes and accessories stand out on this all black look. Pair a black Chanel jacket back to black jeans or wide leg pants.

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5. Pop of Color

If you love bright colors, try mixing it up with a fun tweed pattern, plaid bag and colorful shoes.

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6. Jacket Dress

A fun take on the Chanel suit is this beautiful long-sleeved black dress. Keep the accessories simple and let the dress stand out.

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7. Modern Moment

Wear a cropped, collarless jacket with oversized cargo jeans. Pair it back to a simple white tee for versatile daytime look. Or try a Breton top under for a fun Parisian twist.

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8. Pants Suit

A classic pink Chanel suit looks so modern on actress and muse Rebecca Marder. Paired with white accessories, it's the perfect way to wear Chanel this spring.

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9. Head to Toe Black

Mix evening wear pieces with casual styles like women's fashion writer Leandra Cohen. She always knows how to have fun with fashion like how she wears her black Chanel jacket over a sheer skirt and cropped flare pants for a less precious look. We love how she completes her look with high platform sandals and string of pearls.

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10. Back to Leather

This tweed fabric has a cool downtown feel back to black leather pants and Golden Goose sneakers. Have fun by adding a pop of color to your bag.

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11. Pattern Play

Pair your jacket back to printed denim for a fun twist to your look.

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12. Seeing Stripes

We love this striped version of the Chanel jacket back to light denim and a pop of color in the two-tone shoes

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13. Tweed Suit

Aimee Song keeps it lady-like in her burgundy Chanel suit with a slim skirt, pairing it with classic Chanel accessories.

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14. Bonus look!

French fashion icon Caroline De Maigret pairs her chocolate brown Chanel tweed jacket with black flare pants for a gorgeous head-to-toe look at Chanel's haute couture show.

Photo: @carolinedemaigret

Shop The Edit:

The Chanel jacket has become a must-have item in every women's wardrobe. Shop our current picks below to incorporate a Chanel style jacket into your own closet! Mix it with some of our favorite pieces to create your look, whether your style be uptown chic or downtown cool.

For a beautiful selection of Chanel bags, read & shop this article: Vintage Chanel: How to Spot the Real Deal

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