When I think of tweed, sometimes my mind wanders to the typical full top and bottom power suit combination in shades of melancholy gray filling the work cubicles. But I’ve noticed tweed has recently been catching my attention in the form of modern outerwear. With accents of black leather paneling, textured sleeves and edgy hardware, tweed is easily becoming one of my favorite jacket options this season.
Inspired by Chanel’s spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection, I chose to pull together an outfit based on a tweed jacket I found in the back of my mom’s closet. The unique green color and Harris Tweed herringbone twill brings a fresh take on a fabric that has the potential to come off drab at times. The jacket’s faux fur collar adds an added touch of chicness to the look, moving it further and further away from its traditional restrictive blazer approach. I then paired the jacket with colored jade jeans, black combat boots and patterned hand warmers. A bold red lip adds an additional punch of color, complementing the overall green tones of the ensemble.
While Chanel’s show this September certainly influenced my outfit, I think the real trigger of my look has its roots in my recent trip to Barcelona where I stumbled upon the most beautiful tweed jacket I’ve ever laid my eyes on. Probably being entirely painted gold by my romanticizing, the jacket was heather gray and black. Its oversized fit and long length was something I was repeatedly seeing on my trip this past fall and winter. The jacket was heavy enough to shield you from the elements but remain effortlessly fashionable at the same time. I remember seeing someone try it on with just a pair of basic jeans and sneakers. By wearing this jacket, I was one hundred percent attempting to recreate this dream jacket I fell in love with a few months ago.