That is the case with this sweater I bought as part of a Christmas exchange.
Textured Open Front Cardigan
$22.80 at Forever21 To Buy
The obvious reference here is Chanel with the graphic black and white knit. I didn't expect so many people to go there when I wore this sweater to work but I am glad they did! I think pairing it with a pleated skirt and motorcycle boots nudged them over the edge. I wish I had a fabulous Chanel brooch or set of beads to really take my $23 sweater to the next level.
Up-close and personal
Besides being Chanel-inspired, I love this sweater because of its jacket-like qualities. The silhouette packs lots of polish but is super comfortable. My only call-out is this sweater has a bit of a crop to it so if you are longer through the torso, I advise sizing up for more length. I prefer wearing this sweater with more high-waisted bottoms because it creates a more flattering silhouette.
Items included in set: Forever 21 Textured Open Cardigan $23, 212 Accordion Pleat Skirt (Kohl's) $31, Sam Edelman Orly Polka Dot Shoes $120, Forever21Leatherette Rosette Necklace $12.80, Kate Spade Crystal Stud Earrings $48, Forever21 Facet Bead Necklace $8.80, Boutique 9 Women's Floyde Flat Double Buckle Boot $103
All in all, this may not be the most flashy item in my closet but I have to say I do love this sweater and am certain I will wear it often. A couture reference never hurts either.
CC not only stands for chic cardigan but also Chanel copycat.