The Tweed Jacket Is Back!
Look back to the It girls of the 90’s or your grandpas closest and I promise you’ll find this gem – tweed jackets! While it’s had a very long lifespan and constantly recycling itself through seasons, the tweed jacket is one of the hardest fashion pieces to mix n’ match. Even though women are seen most in this rough, woolen fabric, when it comes to men they tend to pair it with some Tailored Tweed kind of Herringbone Pants.
According to Avery from Glamour, “Tweed jackets were first popularized by Coco Chanel in the early half of the 20th century, but it wasn’t until the ’90s that the once prim-and-proper outerwear became cool and youthful. It all started in spring 1994, when Karl Lagerfeld sent out a spring collection of sexy, fun, and youthful tweed suits, crop tops and bralettes on supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Nadja Aurmann, and Cindy Crawford. After that, *everyone *wanted a tweed jacket in their style arsenals to wear with jeans and flats.”
How to wear a tweed jacket? The key is to understand your body type and find a tweed jacket that is snug, but not too tight. Dress the outfit down with a casual dress, jeans, and causal shoes. When dressing it up don’t be afraid to add accessories like a statement necklace or earrings, suit trousers and formal shoes. Like all things, I went for the dressed down look by pairing a Chanel tweed jacket with a $12 suede dress from Forever 21, Michael Kors heeled sandals, and a chic shoulder bag by Vince Camuto. And if you’ve never worn a tweed jacket or considered purchasing one; scroll through to see inspiration and get the look. Until next time…
PHOTOGRAPHER – Krista Mayanja
DRESS: FOREVER 21
SHOES: MICHAEL KORS
BAG: VINCE CAMUTO
OTHER JEWELRY: CARTIER/ ALEX AND ANI