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.
I’ve always had a soft spot for these jackets, but find they can skew a bit matronly if you’re not careful. This season’s crop of tweed sweater jackets and knit jackets are a more relaxed and current iteration of this look. 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.
This knit jacket has been around for several seasons, with good reason. It’s simple, easy to style, and dresses up or down. (Also available in Black.)
If you prefer a longer style, this one has a v-neck and fun metallic trim.
So soft and pretty, this one can be worn as a top or open as a cardigan.
I just love the plaid on this knit jacket! This is a good style for those who prefer no patch pockets or hardware.
It’s nice to find a tweed sweater jacket that’s colorful, and not quite as spendy.
Just a touch of tweed: this navy sweater coat has tweed trim on collar, pockets and cuffs.