Happy Birthday, Coco Chanel!

Coco Chanel’s classic styles, fierce femininity, and creative voice have been inspiring and keeping women well dressed for years. With her penchant for pearls and classic quilted bags, Chanel has forever imprinted her mark on the fashion world. I mean, what girl doesn’t want to own a collection of Chanel bags? So happy birthday, Chanel! Thank you for always reminding us to be classy and fabulous.

Chanel collage

Shop our favorite classic quilted clutches at GoJane!

How to: Wear White After Labor Day

Over 100 years ago, it was decided by some wealthy fashionistas that white should not be worn after Labor Day. The trend, which was vaguely practical, then trickled down to fashion magazines. (We’ll spare you the historical details, but you can read more here if you’re interested.) To this day, many people let out a little groan when Labor Day rolls around, and begrudgingly put away their white summer clothes. At GoJane, we’re all about breaking traditional fashion rules, and wearing whatever prints or colors we think work for each season. And we just so happen to think white works year round. After all, Coco Chanel rocked white whenever she wanted.

Just to get you in the ‘wear white all year’ mindset, we’ve put together a few affordable outfits that feature white without screaming ‘summer vacation!’

four pocket distressed denim shorts, studded leather sweater, single buckle boots

asymmetrical peplum mini skirt, caged back tank, houndstooth cap toe platforms, layered pearl necklace set, quilted metal hinge bracelet, leather reptile wallet

high-waist skinny jeans, floral printed chambray shirt, flyaway cardigan, leather braid belt, rhinestone trim watch, leather buckle strap satchel
 

How do you wear white after Labor Day?

Luxe for Less: Lauren Conrad

Lauren Conrad strutted onto the scene in 2004 as a star of MTV’s Laguna Beach. Sure, Kristin Cavallari got a lot of press for her tumultuous relationship with serious hottie Stephen Colletti, but Conrad’s easy California girl charm won her millions of fans.  Since those days at Laguna Beach High School we’ve seen her evolve from yet another pretty girl to a fashion powerhouse. Don’t believe us? Well, think about this for a moment: she’s has a whopping three fashion lines to her name, runs a mega successful beauty site, and oh yeah, is a New York Times bestselling author for her trilogy exploring the world of (wait for it) fashion. But, perhaps one of our fave things about this SoCal darling is her effortless style- even while rocking Miu Miu heels and leather shorts she manages to look incredibly comfortable and chic. Of course, we fell head over high heels in love with her look, but we knew that we couldn’t afford those costly double cross platform sandals at $700 per pop or the charming Chanel quilted purse for $1,600. Instead, we decided to do a nearly identical look, even including a messy ballerina bun, for less than $150.

1. layered tribal charm necklace set
2. knit cropped sweater
3. quilted shoulder bag
4. leatherette mesh shorts
5. leatherette peep-toe platform

So, what did you think of this look? What other celebs would you like to see?

Luxe for Less: Mary-Kate

Looking to update your standard jeans and cute tee combo? Keep reading because we have the perfect solution for you courtesy of Mary-Kate Olsen.  The photo below shows some of her sartorial smarts- she swapped out the jeans for leather pants and slipped into a towering pair of YSL Tribute pumps for an extra dose of sexy cool. However, the shoes retail for $795 and her Chanel sunglasses cost at least $299. Relatively few of us can justify such a hefty price tag and consequently, we wanted to provide you with the exact same look sans the budget busting bucks. Our nearly identical outfit will cost you less than $175. That’s right: snag yourself It Girl style for less than a pair of designer sunglasses.

1. animal print scarf
2. design shape sunglasses
3. dolman sleeve sweater
4. textured stone design ring
5. ruched quilted patent clutch
6. matte liquid leggings
7. metallic trim lizard print platform

What celebrity or designer looks would you like us to do next? Let us know and we’ll be sure to do so!

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