I said it before and I’ll say it again, accessories, or rather the right accessories, can really make an outfit shine. Aside from having the power to take a look from day to night, add that dramatic element to some of the more casual/simple looks, the right accessory helps to elevate your style and add that polished, sophisticated touch that makes any outfit look high-end. The latter, being the number one reason I tend to invest in accessories the most. When it comes to investment pieces, there are a number of things I look for. First and foremost is longevity (I tend to look for pieces that don’t go out of style quickly), second is versatility (a good investment piece should be easy to style) and third is that WOW factor!
Though there are certainly a number of designer brands that I absolutely adore and that never fail to deliver to all three accounts, CHANEL has got to be my absolute favorite. The definition of timeless classic, I have CHANEL pieces from 10 years ago that look just as relevant today as the day I got them. In fact, I often opt for vintage pieces because they are more unique, which in my opinion makes them that much more special.
Where do I shop for CHANEL (vintage, new and hard to find pieces)? Well, I came across LePrix as I was searching for the CHANEL chain belt I am wearing in this post. One of the largest online luxury consignment markets, I was really impressed with their selection of CHANEL, HERMÈS, LOUIS VUITTON and old CÉLINE. The gorgeous metallic CHANEL bag I am wearing in this post was another recent LePrix find! Love the color and the size, it’s a perfect option for cocktail hour, yet equally impressive paired with distressed denim and tweed blazers. The chain belt is my unicorn of sorts, I’ve been searching for just the right one ever since I came back from Paris. I came across a vintage Paris Vogue issue and the one I am sporting in today’s look was featured in an editorial paired with simple blue denim and a striped t-shirt. I was obsessed the moment I saw it! Now that it’s finally mine, I am planning on wearing it with everything and everywhere, so you may be seeing quite a bit of it in the near future!
P.S. If you happen to be CHANEL obsessed not unlike yours truly, CLICK HERE to check out a special curated collection of some of my current obsessions & favorites!
Chanel Gold Medallion Chain Belt (also love this and this one), Silver Flap Bag (similar here, here, and here) | Saint Laurent Niki Glossed Leather Over The Knee Boots | Rag & Bone 10″ Skinny Jeans | Theory Power Jacket | Jennifer Behr Kamille Earrings | Magda Butrym Lubeck Feather Trimmed Blazer | Sydney Evan necklaces