Conscious Closets and Coco

I recently re-watched the lovely film Coco Before Chanel, and once again was inspired by Gabrielle's gumption, creativity, beauty, and love of all things minimal, understated and elegant. I picked three of my favorite looks from the film and created my own Conscious Closets versions. Everything in the pictures below were just things I had laying around in my closet, except for my fall splurge, the perfect Janessa Leone straw hat that I have lovingly named, Coco. Take a look below for all the Conscious Closet details and quotes from Coco Chanel herself.

Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening. ~Coco

Pantsuit from Ay Que Vintage bought for a mere $22; button down from Everlane; leather belt from a shop in Amsterdam but similar here; shoes old

Simplicity is the keynote of all true elegance. ~Coco

Dress from Shop Ethica; Shoes from Nisolo; Jacket old.

Jacket: Theory thrifted; Button Down: stolen from my husband's closet; Skirt: Vivian Chan: Shoes; old; Belt (for similar see above)

Some people think luxury is the opposite of poverty. It is not: it is the opposite of vulgarity. ~Coco

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. ~Coco All images by Brian Tropiano

Hard times arouse an instinctive desire for authenticity. ~Coco

All images by Brian Tropiano