Modern tweed jackets for spring - une femme d'un certain âge

A modern take on the classic tweed jacket

Modern tweed jackets, Spring 2022. Chanel-inspired jackets for women.

The bouclé tweed jacket made popular by Coco Chanel has seen many iterations over the decades, but has retained its iconic status. A real Chanel jacket can be an exquisite piece (oh, that little chain sewn into the hem!), but is priced well beyond most budgets. Fortunately for those who adore this look, there are “inspired by” versions in a range of prices.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated. I’ve left prior comments in place.

I’ve always had a soft spot for these jackets, but find they can skew a bit matronly if you’re not careful. My take: don’t try for the Chanel runway look circa 1987; keep it simple, wear as part of a casual outfit, and be selective with accessories.

Modern tweed jackets for Spring

This spring I’m seeing a lot of options that can work well as part of a polished casual look. Relaxed fits, sweater jackets, and longer styles are all modern and easy-to-wear iterations of this look.

IRO Shavani tweed jacket light blue gray.

This knit jacket has been around for several seasons, with good reason. It’s simple, easy to style, and dresses up or down. This gray-blue is good for you Summers. (Also available in Black & Ecru.)

Maje gray lurex tweed cardigan.

Maje Paris offers several variations on this style. The sequins on this one are fun and festive!

Sandro houndstooth tweed cardigan beige.

This houndstooth tweed cardigan is currently 40% off!

Ann Taylor military look tweed jacket in black.

Ann Taylor currently has a bunch of cute tweed jackets and you can save up to 40% off your purchase with code FRIENDS. The contrast piping on this military style jacket is a nice detail.

Ann Taylor fringed tweed cardigan jacket.

This longer, relaxed style has fringe detail on the placket and sleeves, is available in Misses (00-18) and Petite.

Aqua blue white tweed cutaway jacket.

Another budget-friendly option, this pretty blue and white tweed jacket has a double row of buttons and flattering cutaway hem.

WHBM soft tweed jacket in Ecru.

This one’s simple and elegant, and the soft relaxed fit steers clear of Fussyland.

L'agence double breasted tweed blazer.

If you prefer more of a blazer style, this one with a nubby tweed fabric is available in four colors, sizes 00-16.

Talbots double-breasted long tweed blazer.

This long tweed blazer is available in Misses, Petites, Plus & Plus Petite sizes.

More modern tweed jacket styles…

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  1. Kathy
    November 18, 2020 / 8:05 am

    I have always loved the tweed Channel jacket. I have several in my wardrobe and wear year around. A couple date back at least 15 years and still look and feel great. My favorite way to wear is with jeans, but also with a classic pant.

  2. Eva
    November 18, 2020 / 4:45 pm

    This is one of those items that if I can’t have the original, I don’t want it at all. It’s ok, we should all have things that we can’t attain; it’s good for us! What I hate in a blazer or jacket is droopy shoulders; I have wide shoulders as it is, I don’t need an item of clothing that makes me look more droopy. Love your posts!!

  3. Janet D.
    November 18, 2020 / 7:37 pm

    I was never a fan of the original Chanel suit — it was always too boxy & rigid for my tastes, redolent of Ladies Who Lunch, never a look I aspired to 🙂 But this new take on it is something I DO like. I would definitely wear that white fringy one & the (fringed) camel/white/black plaid knit, especially as it’s styled here with the casual black shirt & jeans. Very much my look! Maybe it’s the fringe 🙂

  4. November 24, 2020 / 2:36 am

    Lovely jackets. I got lucky as Marianne gave me a long black Chanel type jacket. I plan on wearing it with a high collared shirt, like Karl himself haha.

  5. DoxyLover
    December 5, 2020 / 1:52 pm

    Thank you for sharing this beautiful runway! What an inspiration! I love tweed and the Chanel style. Also brought back memories of when we visited the gorgeous Chateau Chenonceau. The Loire Valley is so amazing. Happy holidays to you!

  6. NancyMK
    March 11, 2022 / 6:08 am

    Never liked Chanel although it’s so pretty and do like to lunch but love tweed jackets despite criticism from style expert that they look like riding jackets. Don’t care if they are matronly, they suited me from youth to age.

  7. Jennifer H.
    March 11, 2022 / 8:00 am

    I love Chanel-style jackets and have several–they really suit my body type and my fashion personality. Lately I have paired them with jeans and a pair of lug sole black boots, with little pearl and gold embellishments, by Karl Lagerfeld. This feels like an updated take on a classic look and I get compliments every time I wear one of my outfits (I was very unsure of the lug sole boots at first so the feedback was appreciated). I sometimes add my Chanel bag or brooch to the ensemble, and I think Coco would heartily approve!

  8. Susan D.
    March 13, 2022 / 2:20 pm

    I would love to see more dresses included in your clothing suggestions. For most celebratory occasions, I do wear a dress.

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