Olivia Harvey
October 28, 2016 12:12 pm
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A beautifully crafted Chanel tweed dress reminds us of Blair Waldorf on a chilly New York City fall afternoon. Dakota Fanning, slated to play Esther Greenwood in the upcoming film adaptation of The Bell Jar, looked cool and comfy in her own tweed Chanel dress that would definitely make Blair Waldorf swoon.

The actress wore the dark, multicolored, short-sleeved dress to the Through Her Lens: The Tribeca CHANEL Women’s Filmmaker Program cocktail hour last night in New York City. She paired the ensemble with the Chanel calfskin, pearl buttoned, gold heeled boots from the Fall-Winter 2016/2017 collection.

Badass with a touch of class. We love it.

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Tweed is a perfect fall fabric. It’s warm, but is also associated with upscale, expensive fashion. Coco Chanel is responsible for spreading tweed fashion, and we think she’d be pleased with the way Chanel continues to base its collections on the iconic fabric.

We also love the way Fanning styled her Chanel dress by giving the überclassy fabric an edgy touch with the leather booties. Sometimes it’s difficult to make tweed look “youthful,” but Fanning has definitely succeeded at making the outfit age-appropriate.

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Tweed clothes usually don’t run cheap, but if you’re willing to drop a few bills to recreate a look like Fanning’s, we have a couple of options for you to check out.

his navy dress replicates the Chanel’s cap-sleeves and dark hue. Pair it with some chunky chain necklaces, sheer black tights, and embellished black booties. You’ll own the “prep gone bad” look. You can buy this dress at Nordstrom for $148.

Nordstrom

This Kate Spade dress at Nordstrom screams edgy professional. It’s pricey at $448, but let’s point out the fact that the fabric weave has silver shimmer threads running through it. That’s all we’ll say.

Nordstrom

And if you’re willing to purchase the Chanel boots for $1350, then more power to you! If not, try “upcycling” a pair of old leather boots by attaching your own pearl buttons to the outside. If pearls aren’t your jam, chain necklaces look great as boot accessories. (We always love a good DIY project.)

Take fall by the horns and try a piece of tweed this season! You’re guaranteed to feel sophisticated, professional, and most importantly – toasty warm!

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