Coco Chanel: Style Icon

Coco Chanel would certainly approve of a classic diamond bracelet.Retro fashions are more popular than ever, but if you’re going to attempt a classic look, take the advice of Coco Chanel, the epitome of elegance.

While Coco cautioned not to over-accessorize, women shouldn’t forget the importance of a few well-thought-out pieces. In fact, she regularly wore pearls, glittering gem brooches, and diamond bracelets herself.

“One could hardly ever see the designer without a string of pearls, beads from rubies, emeralds and semiprecious stones, cameo brooch, beret or a hat she liked to wear nearly on her eyebrows,” writes

After you’ve selected the ideal bling, don’t forget the perfume! Your signature scent is nearly as important as your favorite statement piece. Opt for a lighter, citrus scent in the summer and a warmer, deeper fragrance in the winter.

Finally, pick a style and stick with it. Chanel was famous for her sleek lines and simple palette, so adopt a fashion philosophy of your own that is both chic and timeless.

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