Fashion

The Need For Tweed

Tweed is a classic fabric that exudes class and refinement. Coco Chanel comes to mind when I see tweed. The knobby material intricately woven in jackets, skirts, and shorts matched with pearls is the definition of a classy outfit.

Tweed is a rough, unfinished woollen fabric of a soft, open, flexible texture.  It is made in either plain or twill weave and may have a check or herringbone pattern. The multi color effects are obtained by twisting together differently coloured woollen strands into a two- or three-ply yarn.

I wear my tweed jackets with denim and skirts and love a tweed short with tights and a blouse. I often toss on a strand of pearls to perfectly compliment the look or edge it up a bit with an ear jacket and stacked bracelets. Which ever combination you choose, a tweed item is sure to fancify any outfit you choose.

Vintage Chanel tweed jacket retails for $2500 and can be purchased at http://www.nastygal.com

Romeo + Juliet tweed jacket is on sale for $95 and can ber purchased at http://www.6pm.com

Milly tweed jacket retails for $495 can can be purchased at http://www.revolveclothing.com

Rachel Zoe tweed jacket retails for $250 and can be purchased at http://www.revolveclothing.com

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