The godmother of bouclé suit jackets, the world’s highest selling perfume and countless #QOTDs, Gabrielle Bonheur ‘Coco’ Chanel, would’ve turned 131 today. Birthing everything from the little black dress and quilted cross-body bags (it was CC who first added thin straps to the woman’s purse) to jersey casualwear and the iconic double C insignia, this design dynamo is more than a little responsible for our modern fashion mainstays. We might still be a few paychecks away from our Chanel Boy bag (you know the one…) but another season of espadrilles, XL pearls and tweed statements? Yes, please and thank you. Coco, we love your work. 

Want more old-school style inspiration? 90s Kate Moss vibes, right this way!