I’m obsessed with the nubby, flecked fabric known as tweed. It is so chic, so Chanel. And contrary to popular view, the tweed blazer or jacket doesn’t have to be formal, doesn’t have to be stuffy and doesn’t even have to be saved for winter. When a tweed suit is worn broken apart into separates, the tweed blazer instantly becomes a casual, cool layering piece – easily used during warmer months. So think outside the traditional 2 piece suit set and take that tweed out of hiding. Here are 4 ways to style a tweed blazer:
- Pair it with jean shorts
Pairing a tweed jacket with denim instantly adds a cool, younger tone. It freshens up the whole look, don’t you think? Pictured here for NYFW, I wore a sleeveless tie blouse under the tweed jacket from Express and kept it light and breezy with a pair of denim white cut offs and edgier wedges. Can you believe one shopper at Saks fell in love with my tweed so badly that she offered to exchange it for the Chanel jacket off her back? Little did she know that my tweed top was by Express and found on a clearance rack for just $20.
- Wear the tweed blazer over a dress in a different fabric.
This Zara fringed tweed blazer looks great matched up with a floral patterned dress. The light, flowy ruffles add a nice contrast to the structured top. And the pattern mixing works well because of the size contrast in pattern and the coordinated color scheme. Think about the dresses from your wardrobe and what you could layer with the blazers in your closet. It’ll add some variety to the usual leather jacket or cardigan topper.
- Keep it casual with a jean skirt. This rainbow flecked tweed blazer was an amazing clearance find at H&M for just $4. Who could resist that? Here I paired it with a dramatic ruffled sleeveless top and basic jean skirt. Again, adding some denim to the mix lessens the formality and stiffness associated with tweed. It gives it a fresh new look!
- And finally, who doesn’t love jeans paired with a tweed blazer? Just add a sleeveless top or light tee underneath, and you’ve got a chic classic girl about town look!
What do you think? Would you wear tweed during the warmer seasons? Right now is a perfect time to try these styles out with this transitional weather. What look is your favorite?
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