Coco Chanel created some of the classic items in fashion today. A pioneer of sportswear and the creator of the quilted leather bag and Chanel two-piece skirt suit, Coco had a clear idea of what she liked. She had new and interesting ideas about style, and she passed those on to the world. She wore very simple pieces, usually in black, grey, or cream and accessorized with fabulous pearls, bracelets, and hats. Use Coco’s wisdom to your advantage and pull out your grandmother’s pearls. Then, wear them with something unconventional, like a patterned pencil skirt or bright blouse. Take Coco’s signature piece and make it your own.