Not Your Grandma’s Tweed!

4 Mar

Jil Sander collection at Milan Fashion Week 2010

We have always adored the timeless little Chanel-inspired tweed jacket, so we were happy to see tweed on the runway from Jil Sander’s collection at Milan Fashion Week  for Autumn/Winter 2010/2011 (pictured above) (we have to admit that, while we can’t see ourselves wearing the Jil Sander pieces, we were just thrilled to discover that tweed is en vogue again this year). 

We were even more excited to see to-die-for, office-appropriate cropped tweed jackets in stores.  We love the little tweed jacket because it gives such a sophisticated look and can be worn so many ways.  Of course, it can be worn the classic way – to the office or a power lunch with a pencil skirt.  But it can also be worn with jeans or, as we were surprised to see in some pics, with a tee and short shorts!   Of course, we would never advise wearing shorts to the office, but some of you may be able to get away with a tweed jacket and jeans on Casual Friday, during business travel time to and from the hotel/airport, or while working on the weekend.

Check out all the ways designers are showing off their tweeds this season (granted, these looks would not work for the office, but they’ll give you ideas of how to transform your office look into a more casual evening or weekend look).  We admit we’re a little challenged when it comes to incorporating our work wardrobe into our more casual wardrobe, so we thought this may inspire you as it does us (we wouldn’t go to the extremes of wearing a sweatshirt hoodie, clogs or skinny cropped pants with our jackets as seen below, but these pics help get our creative juices flowing).

Kate Spade's 'Addie', Kate Spade.com, $495

Kate Spade 'Tutti Frutti Addie', KateSpade.com, $495

(Courtesy of Style Hive, originated from Lisannebee)

Shown Above, Kate Spade 'Addie'

Chanel, Spring 2010 Collection

(Courtesy of Imaxtree)

Tory Burch 'Roscoe' Tweed Jacket, Bloomingdale's, $595

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3 Responses to “Not Your Grandma’s Tweed!”

  1. LPC March 4, 2010 at 6:26 pm #

    Couldn’t agree more.

  2. Terri March 4, 2010 at 8:54 pm #

    I’ll have to look for a cute tweed blazer for fall 2010! I like the pink – so much character.

  3. tweedvixen August 13, 2010 at 9:57 am #

    Great article. I love the tweed skirt suits.

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