Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tweed Fashion trend for this Fall

Hello, Château readers! Rue here again, for your monthly fashion report. As you can see, I'm still loving the white after labor day trend, but the cool, brisk air of fall is upon us. The light has taken on that lovely golden hue, the leaves are starting to dress up in their rich colors, and that earthy smell is filling the air. So, to properly herald in my absolute favorite season of the year, I thought we'd go for a full-on autumn trend this month: tweed.

Tweed is popping up in the most unique places this fall, such as on shoes and purses, paired with leather, and, of course, on the traditional jackets, pants, and dresses. A good, solid tweed can be expensive, but since it's a timeless autumn favorite, you can usually get lucky when searching for tweed in a thrift shop.

Below, I'll show you how I've taken two tweed items, both thrifted, to create dressy and casual outfits for fall.

1. The tweed skirt, thrifted Ann Taylor. Similar but pricey here, different color but better price here, and great price here.

For a dressier outfit, I paired my skirt with a blouse, buttoned all the way up, and a statement necklace and shoes in cornflower blue. I love how the blue pops with the brown backdrop for this classic fall outfit.

Blouse: Maurices / Shoes: J Crew via DownEast / Necklace: Bluefly clearance / Purse: Gap (old)

To make this outfit more casual, I untucked the blouse and unbuttoned the neck, threw on a fun animal print sweater {another trend this fall!}, and toughened the look up a bit with black booties and a beaded bracelet.

Sweater: H&M / Booties: Blowfish / Bracelet: Gabes

2. The tweed blazer, thrifted Ralph Lauren. Similar but pricey here, different color but great price with lovely contrast trim here. For a comprehensive list of various tweed and bouclé blazers, check out this slideshow by Elle.

For my dressy outfit, I popped this blazer on top of a summery floral dress, belted it to give some shape, and put on my trusty boots. Tweed blazers are great toppers to extend use of your summer dresses into fall. I chose this specific dress, seen here in the summer, so that I could also work in the fall trend of oxblood and burgundy colors.

Dress: B. Moss clearance / Belt: Ruche / Boots: Born, mall clearance / Bag: Kenneth Cole Reaction via Ross

For a more casual look, I layered a chambray top and cozy sweater under my blazer then paired it with wide-leg jeans and a chunky but neutral necklace. You get bonus points if your wide-legs are also high-waisted, another fun trend this fall {as evidenced by Sydney of The Daybook, here.}

Chambray, Sweater: Gap clearance (old) / Jeans: Express sale / Necklace: J Crew final sale

So, what do you think? How are you planning to wear tweed this fall? Let us know in the comments! I personally hope to be able to score one of those cute jackets with leather sleeves or piping, or maybe a fun pair of shoes or a bag in tweed.

P.S. If you're looking to get into this trend via thrifting, and not having any luck at the thrift shop, search for tweed on eBay. Chock full, I tell you!


Emily said...

I really like your animal sweater, very cute! I like the texture of tweed, but I don't like that it can be kind of bulky. I might try a tweed skirt though!

squidword said...

I adore tweed! I really do! Perfect pictures and outfits!

Unknown said...

You look gorgeous! I love tweed!

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