Although the traditional meaning of “Tweed” means to signify “Rural”, the fashion style is anything but rural. The textured robustness of the material has triumphed in fashion runways and street styles alike. In fact, tweed is the only fabric produced in commercial quantities by traditional methods, and is recognizable worldwide for its rich colors, created by the unique process of dying the wool before spinning.
Tweed is now a common sight in designer collections and on the catwalks of London, Paris and Milan. It is no longer a fabric for ultra-conservatives, geography teachers and hunting, shooting and fishing types. Tweed has soon emerged as a must have fabric in your winter wardrobe. It have even long been an essential for fall, with new designs appearing on the runways and making waves each season. An ideal material for chilly temperatures and frigid weather, tweed styles range from chic and casual to refined and elegant, providing endless options to dress up. Whether you’re looking for ways to revitalize the classic tweed pieces already hanging in your wardrobe or you’re new to the timeless trend, these tweed styles offer a modern take on the must-have weave. Put your own style spin to this very versatile fashion essential.
The Tweed outerwear
Tweed always goes over easy in a classic coat, but for a twist, pair a tweed jacket with boyfriend jeans to keep it looking whimsical with a casual top to keep your overall look modern and playful. Alternately, make tweed the focal point of your outfit by layering over a chambray patterned shirt and skinny jeans. The monochromatic top and bottoms will make the tweed pop. Talk about making a statement!
The playful Tweed Skirt
When it comes to skirts, tweed styles offer a wide range of lengths, silhouettes and designs. For a youthful, vivacious and flirty look, opt for the option of mini, ideal for an evening out. Pairing the tweed with a fall-worthy button-up king , such as plaid or a soft flannel will ensure an easy to rock autumnal ensemble. Another popular trend this season is a tweed skirt with carwash pleats. The slits in the fabric create movement, adding interest and dimension to your look. Pair with a silk blouse and heels for an elegant ensemble. When the temperatures turn too chilly for bare legs, add a pair of tights and booties to your skirt for a chic, yet warm, look.
The elegant Tweed Dress
The tweed suit, made popular by the couture fashion brand Chanel, is a more of a go-to ensemble. Though timeless, the two piece route can also feel expected and at times, a tad reserved-don’t you think?. If you love the look of heavy tweed styles on yourself, but want to break free from the jacket and skirt combo, a tweed dress is the way to go to rock your winter.