chanel jacket with freshwater pearls

Boxy Chanel jackets, how to wear pearls with this season’s new jacket trend

 Ever wondered what inspires new fashion? Discover where the trend this season for boxy tweed jackets has come from and how to style them with pearls

The fashion trend to watch: boxy Chanel jackets and what pearls to wear with them

In a throw back to the late 80’s/early 90’s fashion, it seems that boxy, short, casual and smart tweed jackets are back in vogue. 

Who is making these new Chanel inspired jackets?

Claudia has spotted two of our favourite brands offering this new Chanel inspired tweed jacket. 

Cotton-Blend Fringe Trim Crop Jacket

First to the design is the brilliant Me and Em,  Cotton-Blend Fringe Trim Crop Jacket Black/White (  Me and Em are experts in carefully chosen design, to fit your life and to work together, and this jacket moves seamlessly from day to occasion wear.  We love the frayed edges which give the sometimes unforgiving edges of the ‘boxy jacket’ style, a softer more wearable vibe.  We share this smart thinking about design and all of our pearl designs will take you from day to occasion wear. Me and Em call this jacket ‘a reinvention of a classic’.  Have they been following our pearl journey?

How to accessorise your Me and Em tweed jacket?

We would start with a choker pearl necklace, layered with one of our beautiful pearl zodiac pendants.  The Me and Em jacket has quite a bit of detail, including its pockets, so you want a clean and streamlined aesthetic to go with this. Of course Chanel was synonymous with pearls, so this feels like a style match made in heaven.  


For a simpler look we would invest in one of our pearl power chain necklaces.  The chain can be worn at any length so it will work hard for you, whether you choose to wear it high, like a choker to allow the layered necklines to flow well, or long to give a more casual look, the mix of the lustrous and large freshwater pearl, our chain and this Chanel inspired tweed jacket is a sure fire style hit for you.     


Next, we bring you the beautiful Ridley London Lola Chanel style jacket .  A simple 'ivory', or 'petal pink tweed' jacket that will be a sure fire hit this summer.

                      LOLA JACKET

How to style this Ridley London box ivory and petal pink jacket?

We would soften the quite sharp outline with some layered necklaces over the beautiful deep sea silk shirt.  Layer up our Gold Unita pendant, at its longest length,  with our longer meditative pearl pendant.  Add in a bit of classic pearl hoop style, which again will soften the tailored look, with our gold pearl hoop earrings


If you wanted a more gold look with this beautiful silk shirt and Chanel jacket combo, we would wear our pearl and zodiac pendant, at its longest length, with our unita pearl hoops

If you are dressing for the evening, we’d perhaps change earrings to our gold pearl coco epee drops which will give a more tailored, sharp feel to your accessories.  We would then add in our pearl power chain which being fully adjustable would allow you to fit to the open V of the jacket.  See below layered with our zodiac pendant.


Why are these Chanel inspired jackets back in fashion?

The V and A museum have been hosting a Chanel exhibition since 2023.  Without a doubt, this influence has rippled into the shops, so you will be seeing it everywhere. We can offer you some essential pearl designs which will give you a taste of this look.

  1. Our most loved pearl hoops are the small and regular sized hoops



  1. Our classic with a twist city sleek necklace is a good investment as it can be worn more traditionally or add a modern look by wearing it as a ‘split’ necklace with half the chain and half the pearls showing

You can read more about this important Chanel exhibition, on Claudia’s blog about her visit:


And the history of Chanel’s tweed jackets?

The boxy, relaxed shape was inspired by the sporting jackets that Chanel would borrow from her once-boyfriend the Duke of Westminster when the two would visit his Scottish estate.  


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