Sunday, 24 June 2012

The Boucle Jacket

Poppy Delevigne in a Chanel Boucle Short Suit
 I thought it was time to write a piece on the must-have wardrobe staple of the season- the boucle jacket. I have always adored these jackets- for Chanel to feature these on the catwalk again and again- for approximately 58 years in fact- means they are a timeless, classic piece that are also extremely versatile; not dependant on weather or specific complimenting wardrobe pieces. 
One of Chanel's beautiful Boucle designs for S/S '12  
    The boucle jacket symbolises elegance and feminity and can be dressed up or down to create an effortlessly chic look, as shown by the likes of Poppy, Olivia, Blake and Whitney. The great Parisian fashion houses, Chanel and Isabel Marant are just two examples of brands that do not fail to create continuous, covetable designs in the form of the boucle jacket. Replicas of Chanel's classic muted toned jackets are available on the high-street for adding more than a hint of sophistication to an outfit- whether you use one to dress up jeans and heels like Emma Roberts and Olivia Palermo for a polished yet casual look, or add one to a summery skirt and top combo. I also really love Rosie Huntington-Whiteley's way of throwing her gorgeous Isabel Marant jacket over a very laidback, boho look- complete with a cute fedora and tote -to adapt it to everyday wear. You can also go for a brighter, bolder version, with neon colours as well as pastels and darks on offer from highstreet stores to one-off online fashion sites to glam up your key summer pieces. Try Ebay for grabbing some vintage bargains- the plus is that they will be pretty unique- or ASOS Marketplace for some alternative styles. With their flattering, fitted silhouette and versatile material, this renowned jacket will transition through to fall, next spring, and so on... so get shopping now! I will also upload  a video following this post on how the iconic Chanel jacket is created- I found it so interesting to watch, so look out for that!


Rosie in her enviable Isabel Marant jacket

Mango Boucle Biker Jacket £69.99
Topshop Scallop Edge Boucle Jacket £65

Whitney Port in a navy jacket and cute dress

Boohoo Denise Metallic Boucle Jacket £35


Emma Roberts in an ASOS metallic edged boucle jacket 

Olivia attended NYFW earlier this year in this amazing
boucle jacket paired with wide-leg jeans

Zara Boucle Knit Cardi £59.99

Blake while on set of Gossip Girl teamed her jacket with a skirt,
tights and boots for a cute fall look
Lizzie Olsen in a Chanel boucle navy blazer

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