STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: The Need for Classic Tweed

Style Advice of the Week

The cold weather in New England is finally here with us to stay. However, low temperatures aren’t a reason for you to forget about your style on campus! Autumn and winter are the perfect time for Fashionistas everywhere to experiment with different fabrics and textures in their wardrobe. One versatile fabric that you can never really go wrong with this season is tweed.

Whenever tweed is seen or mentioned in fashion, it is hard not to instantly think of Chanel. The Chanel tweed jacket is an icon known for launching ladies from restricted corsets, and into a tailored look with a classic feminine edge. After a few years of revamping the fabric, the tweed look has become even trendier, involving a British Heritage look as presented on the 2012 runways. This look has turned the timeless fabric into a piece that can guarantee to add sophistication and appeal to any outfit!

Not only is tweed a closet must-have to keep you feeling chic, it is also a quality fabric that will last for more than one season and keep you warm this winter! I spotted today’s Fashionista demonstrating how she braves the cold in her tweed jacket from Urban Outfitters. She takes on the more modernized approach to the tweed jacket with a clean-cut fit and no button look. She still sets the classic Chanel tone with the traditional black and white pattern on her jacket. Keeping in mind the modern uplift of tweed, this Fashionista chose to stylize her tweed jacket with a black infinity scarf. The scarf is the perfect touch to her outfit because its simplicity doesn’t take away from the tweed look. Not to mention, it can keep you warmer as the day cools off. She continues incorporating black tones down to her pants and leather boots. The dark touches add to her sophisticated look while drawing all the attention to her tweed jacket.

To revive a classic look that is as elegant as today’s Fashionista’s, try this black and white tweed jacket found on Polyvore. If you want to add some character to your tweed, try this Tory Burch-inspired jacket with frayed edges found at Zara. Or this jacket from NASTY GAL if you're looking to add some edge to your tweed with studs—my favorite!

This season, embrace the tweed transition! The large selections of tweed based clothing pieces will give you plenty of options to choose from that will suit your individual style and taste.

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