When you splurge on a classic piece like a Chanel quilted black bag, you want to get as much style mileage as possible for your fashion buck. For some fabulously French je ne sais quoi, pair your investment with edgier & offbeat pieces from interesting labels. "Hints of floral from the panels in this Rag & Bone for Barneys dress layered under a Y's Yohji Yamamoto sweater, and combined with black and edgy accessories like this Candace Ang Gunmetal Chain Spiked Long Necklace & LD Tuttle boots creates an effortless look to take your classic pieces like this Chanel camera bag to the next level," explain the style experts at luxury eBay consignment boutique E-Drop Off about Look #1 (their in-house stylist, Ashley Barlow, pulled all three looks together). We're totally in love with the eyecatching poufy sleeves on the Catherine Malandrino blouse in Look #2, layered over a J. Crew denim shirt and jeggings, and worn with cute Chanel flats, all of which makes the Chanel bag look fresh and conveys "the epitome of youth." For Look #3, the "darker hues and larger shaped bag is more mature", but stays fresh thanks to "pieces with fluid movement like this maroon T-bags dress, Chanel boucle-knit scarf, nylon jacket (Vince), J. Crew leggings, and Manolo Blahnik snakeskin heels."
- Lesley Scott