Tweed has been since in the fashion world since the 1920s, mainly in the form of wealthy gentlemen’s suits. Since then, it has evolved into a trend that is still one of the hottest looks today! If you want to get involved with the vintage tweed trend then here are some tips on how to pull the look off.
Tweed blazers are one of the hottest ways to stay warm this winter!This quintessential British look works for both men and women, so whoever you are it should be easy to pull off. Men should go for a more fitted blazer look, which can then be paired with coloured trousers (mustard looks good with tweed) or even a pair of jeans. Women can wear a tweed blazer however they want, whether they opt for a fitted size or a boyfriend style bigger size. If you are going for a larger, baggier size then it is recommended that you roll the sleeves up to just above your wrist. This will ensure that the larger arms don’t overwhelm you or look silly! Team your blazer up with a pair of tight jeans and some brown riding style boots. Very British!
Coats are another item of clothing which really shows of vintage tweed to its best. Women prefer tweed coats to blazers in most cases, as they are warmer and easier to match with any type of outfit. Due to vintage tweed having been seen in the 20s, 50s, 60s and 70s there are many different styles of coat or jacket that will feature this posh pattern. A double breasted 60s overcoat will look great on those who are pear or apple shaped. For those who want a bit of definition, such as rectangular or triangle shapes, then a shorter military jacket in tweed will do just that!
Other ways to wear Vintage Tweed
If you are not keen on wrapping up in vintage tweed then there are other ways to bring it into your life too. You will find that many high street stores will do a version of tweed-style work clothes. This could be a tweed patterned trouser suit, or even a tweed dress. This is a great office look and will turn your co-workers green with envy. For those who believe less is more, how about some tweed accessories? A handbag can look great in tweed and will ensure you work the look without being covered head to toe. The best vintage tweed will come in thick wool, although you can find cotton patterned fabric too.
Vintage tweed is an incredible look that everyone should get involved with this year! Remember, less is more in most cases. This means do not buy a tweed trouser suit to go with your tweed handbag and tweed coat, it will look all wrong! However you decide to wear the vintage tweed trend, be safe in the knowledge that everyone is envious of your quintessentially British look.
Bonnie Carney is a fashion writer and vintage fashionista, she currently writes for www.myvinatge.co.uk and when not working can often be found trawling through vintage shops looking for another beautiful item to add to her collection.
- Harris tweed returns to global boutiques after islands’ renaissance (guardian.co.uk)
- Harris Tweed – a Romantic Story (tweedvixen.wordpress.com)