Even though my style is much more casual these days, I still have a soft spot for a tweed jacket. It adds instant polish when paired with jeans, or dresses up a pair of Little Black Pants for evenings out.
Coco Chanel popularized tweed for women’s wear (jackets, suits, dresses) in the 1920’s, and many of her designs remain iconic. But tweed jackets can be tricky. The stiff, boxy styles don’t work well with my body type, and tend to skew fussy and frumpy.
I’ve learned to look for softer styles (often knits) with a little ease and drape. The one I’m wearing above has become a favorite for that reason.
Spring Tweed Jackets
There’s a lot of tweed offered this season, and I’ve been on the lookout for some non-black options. Here are a few that have caught my eye:
This is a marled version of the one that I have. That grey is versatile, but didn’t work as well with my coloring as I’d hoped. If you have grey hair or cool skin tones, this would probably be smashing. (This popular style is also currently available in Blush, Ivory, Blue, and Emerald.)
Here’s a budget-friendly option with some nice shaping (available in Misses and Petites). According to reviewers, the colors are brighter IRL.
Here’s a moto-style, currently marked down 40%.
A longer style in Plus, with a bit of metallic thread in the weave.
The online photo doesn’t begin to do justice to this jacket. Yes, there’s some subtle distressing but it’s very subtle IRL. It has a zip closure as well as snaps, and functional zip pockets in front. Also available in red.
If even a knit jacket is more structure than you prefer, here’s a snap-front cardigan in a pretty coral pink (also available in Navy).
Do you have a tweed jacket or cardigan in your wardrobe? How do you like to style it?