This fall, not all fabrics are created equal. Quite the opposite, actually—thanks to brands like Chanel, Marc Jacobs, and Jason Wu, not to mention stylish stars like Freida Pinto and Kate Bosworth, there is a clear-cut need for tweed! The good news is that today’s Trend Report story covers everything you need to know about this must-try trend—from how your favorite stars are wearing it to which key pieces you should go buy now. So, click through for all the need-to-know details and make sure you take notes as you will find plenty of inspiration inside!
A tweed jacket is a quick way to add a sophisticated twist to an otherwise casual outfit, as evidenced by Freida Pinto, who was spotted in London last month wearing an Alexander McQueen jacket, black skinny jeans, and peep-toe heels. If you strip away the jacket, Freida’s ensemble is cute, yes, but definitely casual. By adding an embellished tweed jacket, Freida instantly elevates her ensemble from simple to stand-out. To make this look your own, pick up a jacket like Lanvin’s Bouclé-Tweed Jacket ($3,245) or Rebecca Taylor’s Boucle Jacket ($495) and pair it with Ann Taylor’s Evening Top ($88), your favorite skinny jeans, and a pair of heels like Marc Fisher’s Joey Pumps ($59.98).
As modern girls-on-the-go, you know the value of simple-yet-stylish outfits, which is why we love the ensemble Jessica Biel was spotted wearing in Studio City last month—specifically, a white t-shirt and a grey tweed skirt. We like this look for two reasons. Because Jessica picked a skirt with an interesting texture—thanks to the tweed fabric, of course—she gave her simple outfit a fashion-forward twist. In addition, by picking pieces with unfussy silhouettes, she created a look that doesn’t weigh her down with details. To create an equally chic look, pick up a skirt like Markus Lupfer’s Wool-Tweed Skirt ($570) or Tibi’s Heloise Skirt ($118) and pair it with a white t-shirt.
One of the things we like most about this trend is that it can be dressed up or down, or fall neatly in-between. For example, take a look at the outfit Hailee Steinfeld put together for an event in Hollywood last month. The outfit nicely balances smart pieces—specifically, Hailee’s tweed Chanel jacket and crisp button-down shirt—with casual pieces. Not only does this outfit easily transition from day to night, but it feels really fresh and age-appropriate. To try this look yourself, we suggest pairing Zara’s Zip Blazer ($89.90) and J Crew’s Boy Shirt ($148) with skinny jeans or cut-off shorts. Complete the look with Report’s Dinah Boots ($90) and loose, low-key hair.
Last week, Kate Bosworth attended a party in Los Angeles wearing an embellished blouse, a tweed skirt, and lace-up wedges, all by Chanel. The ensemble is smart and sophisticated, making it perfect for a fashion event or a girls’ night out. But the thing we like most about this outfit is the contrast between the chic vibe of the skirt and the edgy aesthetic of the wedge boots. This is the ultimate example of how the modern girl does tweed! To make this look your own, pick up Diane von Furstenberg’s Lace-Inset Blouse ($345) and pair it with a skirt like Just Cavalli’s Mini Skirt ($230). To finish, slip into Zara’s Wedge Boots ($129).
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