Chanel Is My Goal, But Zara Is My Budget—Every Item You Need to Get a Luxe Look


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If I had to choose one fashion designer I could wear for the rest of my life, it would, hands down, be Chanel. My love for the timeless French luxury fashion house runs deep. I always pay close attention to the classic yet evolving styles the brand presents, from its vintage pieces to its seasonal runway shows. Chanel is unquestionably my style goal, but it's safe to say my budget is more aligned with the likes of Zara. Is anyone else with me?

If you're in the same boat as me, then fret not. After plenty of scouring, clicking, and researching, I want to share 52 luxurious-looking items that embody the Chanel aesthetic perfectly but don't cost a fortune. In fact, all my Chanel-looking picks clock in at under $150. Below, you'll find plenty of effortlessly chic, expensive-looking pieces that will be the answer to all your Chanel desires, including Parisian-inspired items such as slingbacks, tweed separates, and cardigans as well as luxe-looking accessories such as chain belts and quilted bags.


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A pink textured blazer embodies the Chanel aesthetic perfectly.

Loose, white tailored trousers are always so elegant.

This looks way more expensive than its price.

This looks like it came straight off the runway.

This silhouette was popular on the S/S 22 Chanel runway.

Minimalist '90s silhouettes are trending now at Chanel.

It's not a Chanel look without a chain belt.

It's all about pink knit textures this season.

This bracelet will add a luxe touch to your look.

Adorn your arm with a Chanel-inspired bangle.


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You can't go wrong with a black quilted shoulder bag.

Add this belt to the above shorts. Perfection!

Add this to your cart while it's still on sale.

Chanel's latest resort collection had major tennis-fashion vibes.

Okay, this is a little over $150, but it's so worth it.

A modern pearl necklace is always a good idea.

For meetings, margaritas, and beyond.


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Another gorgeous Zara blazer on my wish list.

Never met a quilted bag I didn't like.

I'm obsessed with this outfit. Easy to wear with heels or flats.

Shop the matching Knit Textured Pants ($50). 

There are so many cool chain-belt options at Revolve.

Charm bracelets add a cool touch.

This bustier is gorgeous. Just add an oversize blazer for a night out.

Floral accessories are a Chanel staple.

Choose effortless, relaxed pants.

Pink hues were seen all over the fall/winter 2022 runways.

Is it a Chanel look without ballet flats?