The need for tweed, part 378…

The Little Tweed Jacket…

I never get tired of a tweed jacket and jeans outfit. Especially when it’s the backdrop for a fabulous statement necklace or two.

Style tip 👉 mixing rough and refined elements in an outfit balances formality and creates a relaxed, modern vibe. The jacket and jewelry elevate the boyfriend jeans, and the jeans keep the jacket from skewing too dadame (ladylike or fussy).

jacket | top | necklace | necklace | bracelet | jeans | shoes (similar)

I’m wearing size 36 in the jacket, Small in the top, size 27 in the jeans.

I first bought this jacket in black several years ago. After my Red Leopard color analysis in 2019, I began hunting for it in different colors. I kept my eye out for sales and promotions, and over the past year have managed to find in both navy and this cream/ecru color.

Even discounted it’s a spendy piece, but I know these are jackets I’ll keep and wear for years. Here are some options that are more budget-friendly:

And some sparkle…

what I am wearing
what I am wearing

French Kande recently dropped a new “stackup” collection featuring these Apricot Druzy stones. I absolutely love every piece! It’s a great warm-neutral color and the larger facets really catch the light. They definitely glam up a casual outfit. ✨

what I am wearing
what I am wearing

jeans | mules (similar)

While the necklaces aren’t everyday pieces, this bracelet definitely is. Since every French Kande piece is made to order, you can customize lengths of many necklaces and bracelets. My wrists are small, so they made it shorter for me. All of these pieces are 24 carat gold plated, and made here in L.A.

I’ve had these mules (similar) for a few years now, and still love them. They’re a little quirky, and very comfortable. (I went down a full size on these, don’t know whether the updated version has the same fit.)

Do you wear tweed jackets? What’s your favorite way to style them?

Stay in touch.

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28 Comments

  1. Sue H
    April 5, 2021 / 6:16 am

    I do wear tweed jackets and love them to wear to work. I usually style them with a skirt or trousers, sometimes over a dress. I haven’t pulled off the tweed jacket-with-jeans look yet, but you’ve inspired me today! Perhaps it’s the unstructured line of this jacket that makes it work. thanks for sharing

    • Ellen
      April 5, 2021 / 7:46 am

      I also love this tweed with jeans look. Thank you for the inspiration!

      • Susan Blakey
        Author
        April 5, 2021 / 10:05 am

        Thanks, Ellen!

  2. Anne
    April 5, 2021 / 6:49 am

    The jacket is great.

    On another topic, I bought the Sezanne polka dot top and the mustard Madewell scarf that you have in your cover photos. Both have quickly become favorites!

    I’d love to see something on stylish chinos or khakis. It’s hard to find a pair that aren’t dreary.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 5, 2021 / 10:06 am

      Thanks, Anne! Yes, I’ve been on a hunt for chinos for some time now. I may have a couple of possibilities…look for something soon.

  3. Penelope
    April 5, 2021 / 7:48 am

    I love the tweed jacket and jeans combo on you. I have tried on similar jackets and find they add bulk to my already top heavy frame. This one look very thin and fluid. It tempts me….It looks more cream on you but seems dead white in the link so that causes me to hesitate also.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 5, 2021 / 7:51 am

      Hi Penelope, thanks! It’s definitely a soft-white/bright cream color. Not stark white.

    • MaryInMaryland
      April 6, 2021 / 7:33 am

      Iro has made the Shavani style in both off white and true white. Whatever your preference, it’s out there, but be careful when shopping to get the one you want.

  4. Lauren
    April 5, 2021 / 8:00 am

    Ummm…..your jacket is Bouclé not Tweed (I am a weaver so I do know the difference). It looks fabulous but if people go into stores asking for Tweed they are going to get something entirely different.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 5, 2021 / 8:02 am

      Ah, OK thanks! I’ve seen it described as tweed on some retail websites, but will refer to it as bouclé going forward.

  5. Brenda
    April 5, 2021 / 9:19 am

    Beautiful look – I especially love it with the EF tank (great colour).

    As always, you look fabulous.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 5, 2021 / 10:04 am

      Thanks very much, Brenda!

  6. Chris Olson
    April 5, 2021 / 10:00 am

    Love your posts….I find inspiration and great shopping choices. Thank you!!

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 5, 2021 / 10:04 am

      Thanks so much, Chris!

  7. Eve
    April 5, 2021 / 10:02 am

    Is that the terra cotta color? I love this look. The jewelry is perfect. I can’t afford the jacket but I’ll probably wear my cream cardigan.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 5, 2021 / 10:04 am

      Hi Eve, yes it’s Terra Cotta. Thank you!

  8. April 5, 2021 / 11:18 am

    You have much better clothes to give the jewellery the stage. I always go for flashy things that stand out. Which makes combining with the Kande necklaces harder than I thought. But I am working on it. More basic things which I can combine more and better. After all, I have enough jewellery to create whole new looks.
    Greetje

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 5, 2021 / 11:27 am

      Thanks, Christine! I find having a little bit of heel actually helps.

  9. Judy B
    April 5, 2021 / 1:28 pm

    That’s a beautiful look! I have two jackets in that style – a black and a gray/ivory mixture. I’ve worn them both in work and casual situations. I like to style them with jeans, a simple tee or tank, and a pendant necklace. This jacket is a real chameleon, with so many ways to style it. It may be spendy,, but well worth it for the many times and ways to wear it. The outfit you put together here is spectacular!

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 5, 2021 / 1:43 pm

      Thanks so much, Judy! I agree, these jackets can be worn with a variety of looks.

  10. Judi
    April 5, 2021 / 6:26 pm

    Love it. I looked for a couple years to find a sale on that same Iro jacket. Never found it. Not in white or black..
    You look great and love the longer hair. The total tab on your outfit is quite high. I’m sure you realize that outfit with jewelry is expensive for most. And it is a great look!! Do you have to pay taxes as income when items are gifted?. Curious about that.

    • Susan Blakey
      Author
      April 6, 2021 / 6:49 am

      Hi Judi, thanks! None of these items were gifted, however according our tax preparer in certain circumstances and over a certain threshold some gifted items are considered income and therefore taxable.

  11. Lyn
    April 6, 2021 / 7:40 am

    You have inspired me. I have tweed fabric in a mix of nice Spring colors that I bought years ago when I was a “corporate spouse.” As time when by, the jacket I wanted to make with it felt too “dadame” (great new word!) Now I see the key — no lining! It needs to be like a cardigan over a tee. Perfect! (Although I worry that the frayed edges will drive me crazy.) I’m heading for my sewing machine!

  12. Sonja
    April 6, 2021 / 11:23 am

    You look so slim! Great outfit and accessories, thanx for a lovely blog Susan.

  13. Kathy
    April 6, 2021 / 4:00 pm

    As a teacher, I have been wearing tweed jackets with jeans for 10 plus years. Have always liked the polished, yet casual look. It never goes out of style.

  14. Beverley Fergar
    April 7, 2021 / 11:55 am

    I am 63 and struggling to find jeans in the UK. Or anywhere! I stopped wearing them as I thought I was too old and started to dress rather like an old frump! (i AM A uk SIZE 12/us 8 so not enormous just menopausal tummy). I took a long hard look at my Lockdown self – scraggy hair, frumpy clothes and knew I had to find a pair of jeans or four! Found your blog and you have given me the total confidence to reintroduce jeans into my regular wardrobe. THANK YOU XXX

  15. Jan Whichard
    April 8, 2021 / 7:45 pm

    Love the look and kudos to you for using the down time to get smaller not bigger…..I confess I went the other way! But nothing a jacket like this can’t cure although this brand stops at a bust size just one too small for me! I have always worn great tops and jackets with jeans….always liked the carefree look with a hint of class and you rock it!

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