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:
I love this marled version which is a softer take on tweed. 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 Red.)
A slightly longer style in Plus, with in a pretty blue 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.
This budget-friendly style is also available plus sizes up to 18.
If even a knit jacket is more structure than you prefer, here’s a an easy-to-wear sweater.
Do you have a tweed jacket or cardigan in your wardrobe? How do you like to style it?