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.
This houndstooth tweed cardigan is currently 40% off!
Another budget-friendly option, this pretty blue and white tweed jacket has a double row of buttons and flattering cutaway hem.
This one’s simple and elegant, and the soft relaxed fit steers clear of Fussyland.
This long tweed blazer is available in Misses, Petites, Plus & Plus Petite sizes.