3 secrets of a great tweed  look nobody told you
  1. Tweed is an often overlooked classic
  2. Create cool looks with a tweed jacket, blazer, or coat
  3. Wear a tweed skirt/dress beyond the office
  4. What to wear with coarse wool pants

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Tweed is an often overlooked classic

Tweed is a classic stylish coarse wool  fabric and is so versatile to style. An item in this high quality material is worth the investment. However, don’t wear it your mother’s way or like we styled it in the 80s. You want to strive for a modern great look in tweed over 40.

Here are three stylists’ secrets to create great looks in tweed clothes nobody told you:

  1. Unmatch the suits,
  2. Add bold color or prints,
  3. Glam them up.

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Create cool looks with a tweed jacket, blazer, or coat

A tweed jacket provides instant chic business casual style with a white button-down shirt or turtleneck sweater and jeans or pants and pumps for work. A Chanel-type tweed jacket with a graphic Tee plus distressed jeans make a cool Casual Friday look. A just above-the-knee denim skirt with sequin top and a tweed blazer are perfect for going out for drinks with the girls on Friday night. A tweed coat in a classic cut works with nearly everything and is great for a capsule coat wardrobe. It looks so posh chic with a pop of color.

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midlife style blogger in posh casual work outfit with tweed motorcycle jacket and dark denim skirt Casual posh work outfit with DIY statement necklace, Jacket Society motorcycle tweed jacket, Oliveo denim skirt, GNW tight, Kieselstein Cord belt and buckle, College Tee, Hermes collier de chien bangle, and Nicole fall sandals (all own)
over 50 years old woman in tweed motorcycle jacket and leather pants Jacket Society motorcycle jacket, London Jean leather pants, Harley Davidson booties, Ann Taylor sweater, statement necklace, GNW polka dot socks, Steve Madden Mary Janes, Festina watch (all own), and layering top c/o Adea

Wear a tweed skirt/dress beyond the office

A straight, just above the knees tweed skirt with pantyhose, a twinset, pearl necklaces and flat loafers are an evergreen classic that HR and Mademoiselle would approve any time. The tricks to not look dated are to make sure the skirt’s cut and shoes are modern; the colors are neutrals or the current It color.

style book author in coarse wool fabric skirt and Fair Isle sweater with tall boots and opaque tight
Eddie Bauer coarse wool fabric skirt, Eddie Bauer Fair Isle sweater, GNW opaque tight, Vince Camuto tall boots, and statement belt (all own)
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But a skirt in this fabulous coarse wool fabric can do so much more for your personal style. Create a casual sporty weekend look with a cable knit sweater and statement sneakers. A coarse skirt with a floral top is an eclectic style Must-do. Wear a straight tweed skirt with riding boots and motorcycle or bomber jacket, opaque tights, a crew-neck sweater, a bomber jacket and chandeliers for Casual Friday.

midlife lady in long cardigan, belt, necklace, and knee length tweed skirt with boots Office look with trendy long Philosophy cardigan, knee-length Eddie Bauer tweed skirt, Gucci belt, DIY silver and steal necklace, Hermes collier de chien bangle, GNW tight, and Vince Camutto slouchy boots (all own)
fashionista in coarse wool skirt with floral top and Valentinos Eddie Bauer coarse wool skirt with Cable and Gauge floral print top, BCBG Maxazria belt, Festina watch, Hermes collier de chien bangle, statement necklace, and Valentino Rock Studs (all own)
mature woman in work outfit with tweed skirt and floral bomber Going to the movies look with GNW Luxe sweater, Eddie Bauer tweed skirt, GNW tight, Vince Camuto suede boots, Rebecca Taylor floral print silk bomber jacket, Hermes collier de chien bangle (all own) and baroque natural opera length pearl necklace c/o Pearl Clasp
older woman in coarse wool skirt and cable knit sweater Anne Klein cable knit sweater, Halogen coarse wool skirt, silk abstract floral print scarf, belt, GNW tight, Hermes collier de chien, and Jimmy Choo tall boots (all own)
winter work outfit with cardigan and tweed dress Work outfit with teal GNW tight, teal GNW cardigan, Antonio Melani boots, Sak bag, Festina watch, (all own), best girlfriend bracelet c/o Chico’s and tweed dress c/o Shein
fashion blogger in winter work outfit with skirt and denim jacket Casual weekend outfit with Eddie Bauer skirt, GNW Luxe sweater, Pavlovo fringe scarf, Star denim jacket, GNW tight, and Vice Camuto suede boots (all own)
style blogger in Chanel style sheath dress Navy Chanel style sheath dress c/o Shein with own brooches, GNW Luxe sweater, GNW tight, Hermes collier de chien bangles, barrette, and Antonio Melani booties
coarse wool sheath worn as skirt Jeanne and Pierre sweater, BB Dakota coarse wool fabric sheath dress worn as skirt, statement belt, Hermes collier de chien bangle, studded head band, GNW flannel tights, Jimmy Choo shearling boots (all own) and wooden sport watch c/o Jord

What to wear with coarse wool pants

High waisted tweed pants provide instant style with a turtleneck sweater and sturdy heel pumps. For Casual Friday skip the jeans and wear trousers in this fabric with a sweatshirt or tee. Add medium heel lace-up oxfords and a string of pearls plus diamond studs. At the ski resort, pants in this fabric look fabulous with a colorful fake Fair Isle sweater or and colorful Norwegian lice jacket and lobben boots for dinner or drinks at the bar. What about an eclectic British inspired  outdoor look with a slim pair of pants in this awesome wool fabric with Wellingtons or neutral color rain boots, a paisley button-down shirt and a corduroy jacket with leather patches at the elbows?

monochromatic weekend look with coarse fabric bottom and opaque tight
Eddie Bauer Fair Isle sweater, Hermes collier de chain bangle, statement belt, Eddie Bauer coarse fabric bottom, GNW opaque tight, and Vince Camuto tall suede boots (all own)
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What tweed items are in your closet? How do you wear this fabric? Let me know, I am curious.

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