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April 22, 2014

Save or splurge: tweed jacket

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Perhaps you’ve heard of the French designer Coco Chanel? Not only sharing with the world iconic purse designs, she also popularized the collarless tweed jacket starting in 1954.

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The jacket is a good alternative to a sweater or blazer for additional warmth without being too bulky. It is a piece, when added to an existing outfit, can have an uptown or downtown feel. If you’re on the lookout for an updated look on the tweed jacket, consider looking for one that is well-tailored to your frame and has a crop cut.

Save or splurge: tweed jacket | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Save: LOFT textured stripe open jacket
Splurge: Alice & Olivia Kidman open front box jacket

Here are two looks you could create depending on the occasion:

Downtown look for a tweed jacket @loft | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Look 1: consider wearing this out during the weekend lunch outing. Get that hip feel by draping it over a basic tee, boyfriend jeans, a tassel necklace, a hint of pink with a crossbody, and some cute espadrille sandals.

Professional look for a tweed jacket @alice_olivia | www.shoppingmycloset.com

Look 2: stand out during a business meeting – this could work as a great alternative to the matchy suit ensemble. Pair it with a crisp white button-down blouse and a traditional black pencil skirt. Dress it up with accessories: a bold cuff bracelet and drop earrings, an envelope clutch, and bright red pumps. It still screams professional yet distinguishes you from others.

This is what I would consider an investment piece: it’s a look that has transcended the years and has not fallen out of style. Who makes your favorite tweed jacket?

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April 17, 2014

Tweed

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@loft tweed jacket / @vince white sweater / @target leopard belt / @paigedenim jeans / @colehaan kitten pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@loft tweed jacket / @vince white sweater / @target leopard belt / @paigedenim jeans / @colehaan kitten pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@loft tweed jacket / @vince white sweater / @target leopard belt / @paigedenim jeans / @colehaan kitten pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com

@loft tweed jacket / @vince white sweater / @target leopard belt / @paigedenim jeans / @colehaan kitten pumps | www.shoppingmycloset.com

It seems like there have been quite a number of friends and family sales lately but who’s complaining? Surely, not me! I purchased this tweed jacket during the recent friends and family sale at Loft. I’ve been on the hunt for a tweed jacket that is a crop cut and doesn’t look like something that might have come from another era. The moment I saw this jacket, I knew it was coming home with me (and at an extra 40% off, who’s to argue?). I immediately fell in love with the stripes and gold detailing in the hardware ‐ both of which give the jacket a very updated and stylish look. What have you scored lately at a major sale? Would love to hear about your recent deals!

Linking up with:
• Tara from Mix & Match Fashion
• Megan from The Fashionista Momma


SHOP THE LOOK:

Tweed jacket – LOFT   (similar style here & here)

White sweater – Vince   (similar style here & here)

Leopard-printed belt – Merona (c/o)   (similar style here & here)

Skinny leg jeans – Paige Denim   (similar style here & here)

Kitten pump heels – Cole Haan   (similar style here & here)

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