Tweed is such a classic woven fabric, and one that can often be painted as a little old and snoozey. Personally I love it and love this new way to wear tweed.
THE THING ABOUT TWEED IS…
While tweed is often associated with being a bit of an old fashioned or even stuffy fabric, it is one that I have always loved. Personally, I love the Chanel interpretations. From the classic boxy cut unlined jacket to their iconic dresses and handbags, tweed always catches my eye.
Tweed is most often worn as outerwear, and I have always dreamed of having my own Chanel tweed jacket. I sway between wanting one in grey, cream or navy. However, when I saw this modern asymmetrical hemmed midi skirt I knew I would wear it non stop.
Though I have worn awkward interpretations of tweed in the past (there was a mint bucket hat that I would rather have blocked out of my memory), I am happy to have found a new piece.
No seriously, mint? A bucket hat? What was I thinking!?!
After that confession, I am hoping you still trust me.
THE NEW WAY TO WEAR TWEED
Rather than the classic jacket or dress, this midi skirt falls loosely, with little structure. It honestly feels a little like wearing a warm blanket over your legs (not that I regularly sit at my desk with a Nana blanket or anything…). During winter, I can never help but struggle to shake my love for going bare legged, so finding compromises such as this one is a priority. While I kid myself that my many years of figure skating training gave my legs immunity to the cold, it is not always the case.
From the weekend to week day
One way to keep tweed looking relaxed is to pair it with flats. To keep things polished and interesting, I opted here for an understated silk t-shirt and elevated the look with leather accessories and gold hard wear. Laid back, playful yet a touch elegant is a style that can work for your weekends but can quickly be adapted for the week. A swift twist and my hair is tied up out of my face and a swap for a low block heel makes the look office ready.
Not so stuffy
To toughen up the look, opt for boots, and to keep it fashion forward, I have been pairing this look with yellow tinted sunglasses. Perhaps due to the weave in texture, or the neutral palette, this skirt is so adaptable.
Let me know if you would wear tweed! Do you see it as an outdated fabric? How would you style this one? Keep it casual or dressed up? I would love to know, so please do leave me a comment below. Did anyone else ever wear a tweed bucket hat? Seriously though, I can not be the only one. Right?!
WEARING: DELPHINE THE LABEL TWEED SKIRT, GRANA SILK T-SHIRT, MIDAS SHOES, ROSEFIELD WATCH, NAJO HOOP EARRINGS, BALENCIAGA BAG