It's fine if you need to do a double take: we could hardly believe our eyes either when Chanel sent leggings and biker shorts down its Spring 2019 runway. The collection, which was shown at the Grand Palais Paris, was a play on the theme "Chanel by the Sea," and on top of the catwalk being transformed into an setup that included water, sand, and a boardwalk (and yes, lifeguards), the pieces were easy, breezy, and fun — while still maintaining Chanel's overall elevated, feminine vibe.
For instance, did you ever think you'd want a tweed tank dress with chain straps? Or imagine that straw hats could come in cute cap form? And when can we get our hands on those beach ball and shell purses? There were plenty of classic items in the mix as well, such as matching sets — this time, with layered skirts and boxy blazers — LBDs, culottes, and even jeans, and some looks were complemented by not one but two iconic Chanel bags. It's all worth taking a closer look at ahead.