How to Wear Chanel Slingbacks: Day 1/7 À La Emmanuelle Alt

A month into owning a pair of Chanel slingbacks and I still can’t get enough of them.

I’ve been going on about how I could wear them for the rest of my life and be happy to anyone who will listen. Ya, I’m THAT annoying person.

After talking up a storm about how I could wear them forever, I decided to set a little challenge. Can I actually wear them for an entire week? Will I be able to come up with interesting outfits? Can I come up with interesting outfits that can revolve around my style inspirations?

But really, a week of wearing just Chanel slingbacks? Sounds like a dreamy challenge…

Today’s inspiration — the woman who made me want them, Emmanuelle Alt.

Emmanuelle Alt’s style is refined. All about quality over quantity. It still keeps that inherent French-cool vibe though… So, here we go…

  1. The Chanel Slingbacks
  2. Current/Elliott Jeans, okay, so Emmanuelle Alt wears Topshop Baxter jeans… But the first time she wore the slingbacks, she teamed them with a pair of dark grey frayed jeans. This pair I grabbed from the Outnet are a perfect substitute for whatever pair she actually wore.
  3. iPod Classic, for a few years/fashion seasons Emmanuelle always had her trusty Blackberry and earbuds with her. I don’t have a Blackberry anymore (and I don’t think she does either), but I still carry my tunes (and I’m sure she does too).
  4. Cartier Tank Watch, the truth comes out here, I borrowed this from my mum for today… It’s the classic wristwatch, elegant but strong, simple but a statement. A total reflection of Emmanuelle Alt’s style.
  5. Smythson Passport Holder, it’s Chinese New Year! I need a splash of red in here!
  6. Super Vintage Aviators, also my mum’s. No idea who they are made by, no idea what year she got them in. I just asked she has no idea either. But they’re great. And Emmanuelle favours an aviator too.
  7. James Perse Black Long Sleeve, just a simple tee to top it all off!

All this plus some French no fuss-mussed hair and you have an Emmanuelle Alt inspired outfit… That revolves around the Chanel slingbacks of course!


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