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Turning Heads Linkup- How to Wear Tweed Casually

Tweed blazer, jeans and leopard boots

Do you think of tweed as a dressy fabric, to be paired with a tweed skirt in a Chanel-esque way? I am sharing how to style tweed in a casual modern way with denim and share some of the ways to wear tweed.

Tweed blazer, cream cardigan and jeans

Where Did Tweed Come From?

When you think of tweed, do you think of Sherlock Holmes? Queen Elizabeth’s suits? Perhaps your grandmother or a stately English gentleman out hunting with his dogs?

“The material originated in Scotland and Ireland, worn commonly by farmers. Tweed became popular with the upper classes across the British Isles after 1848, when Prince Albert purchased Balmoral Castle in Scotland and designed the unique Balmoral tweed. Each highland estate began to make their own “estate tweeds” to differentiate themselves during hunting expeditions and other outdoor activities.” masterclass.com

Tweed is moisture-resistant and meant to withstand harsh climates, which you can understand originating in Scotland, Ireland and England.

It is made from dyed wool from any type of sheep, it has the characteristic of being a “hearty” material.

This tweed LaFayette 148 NY  jacket is one of my favorites, because of course, the warm Fall colors. I decided to continue with my pattern mixing ways and add my leopard booties! ( remember, a leopard pattern is considered a neutral!) Rather than wearing a button down shirt, I styled this tweed jacket with a camisole.

The leather belt by Madewell also amplifies the look but still keeps the casual vibe.

Try styling a tweed jacket with a soft tee, a pair of wide leg or cropped flared jeans, with boots and that would give you a casual, yet current/modern look. I have always thought tweed looked quite smart! 🙂

Tweed blazer, cream cardigan, jeans and leopard booties

Tweed blazer, cream cardigan , jeans and leopard booties

Tweed blazer, cream cardigan

Have you styled tweed in a casual way or are you more inclined to dress it up?

Let me know in the comments. I love to hear from you!

Outfit

Layfayette148 NY Tweed Jacket – Poshmark ( size 4)

Cream camisole- Target

High Rise Slim Boyjean– Madewell ( Poshmark)wearing a 26

Zara leopard booties

Madewell Leather belt

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30 Comments
  • Nipa | Fashionipa
    Posted at 21:49h, 20 November Reply

    I always dress tweed up, but I love how you worked it into a casual outfit! xo Nipa

  • Ashley
    Posted at 22:02h, 18 November Reply

    I love this tweed and leopard bootie combo!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom
    Posted at 21:07h, 17 November Reply

    I would like to get a tweed jacket at some point. Thanks for sharing your knowledge about tweed!! I really love your jacket and it looks great with the cut of those boy jeans!

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

  • LenB
    Posted at 14:45h, 17 November Reply

    This tweed looks very stylish! Definitely not Sherlock Holmes! Thanks for the tips! Love them all!

  • [email protected]
    Posted at 10:50h, 17 November Reply

    I love that beautiful tweed jacket!

  • Gail Hanlon
    Posted at 01:33h, 17 November Reply

    I think tweed looks great worn casually, you’ve pulled together a lovely outfit!

  • Jodie
    Posted at 19:13h, 16 November Reply

    Oh, I just love this outfit and I can replicate it perfectly. Look for it on my Saturday daily outfit post, and I’ll tag you!!
    OOXX
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

  • Cheryl Shops
    Posted at 18:53h, 16 November Reply

    I’m a huge fan of tweed jackets with jeans—that way, it doesn’t look stodgy or old-ladylike. And once again, your mixture of texture and pattern is so on point in this look!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

  • thestylesplash
    Posted at 18:31h, 16 November Reply

    I love tweed jackets, they’re great for elevating a casual outfit. Yours looks fab with the leopard print boots! Hope you’re having a good week so far!

    Emma xxx
    http://www.style-splash.com

  • Rena
    Posted at 17:29h, 16 November Reply

    Jess, I adore a pretty tweed and my current tastes run to keeping it more casual like you have with this fabulous look. Pairing your jacket with animal patterns was a smart choice indeed.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

  • aquamarinastyle
    Posted at 16:34h, 16 November Reply

    I love the way you’ve styled your tweed jacket, Jess. And yes, I DO agree that leopard is a neutral–and looks great with your jacket. Cute all around. Love the history, too.

    xx Darlene

  • Di
    Posted at 13:25h, 16 November Reply

    Love the subtle pattern mixing and all the beautiful textures in this outfit. Tweed is so perfect for fall, and these warm colors look gorgeous on you! Thanks for sharing and enjoy your week!

  • Jacket Society
    Posted at 11:16h, 16 November Reply

    Such a pretty tweed jacket Jess and I love it with jeans and your cognac color belt and bag. Super chic!

  • Michelle Churchman
    Posted at 11:15h, 16 November Reply

    Interesting about the history tweed. I always considered it as an English upper crust fabric, when in fact it was pilfered from the working class. Beautiful outfit, Jess! Your purse is even contributing to the pattern mix.

  • Midlife and Beyond
    Posted at 10:08h, 16 November Reply

    Tweed is such a classy fabric, mostly beautiful wool and and yes I agree so dressy and timeless. Love the way
    you have styled this beautiful jacket. Enjoy the rest of your week. xx

  • mireilleftm
    Posted at 09:15h, 16 November Reply

    This tweed jacket is perfect: I love the cropped and fitted cut and the colors are really pretty!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

  • Nancys Fashion Style (@nancybaten1)
    Posted at 08:29h, 16 November Reply

    Why is it that I never can find such perfect tweed jackets! I love tweed, such a elegant classic! You wear them with flair!

  • Chanda
    Posted at 08:25h, 16 November Reply

    Love how you always find colors that compliment your gorgeous hair! So pretty and I love those boots!!

    – Chanda
    https://birthofafashionblogger.blogspot.com/2021/11/the-dress.html

  • laurabambrick
    Posted at 08:21h, 16 November Reply

    That jacket is absolutely stunning! I love tweed and these colors are so pretty! It looks great on you!

  • dousedinpink
    Posted at 07:05h, 16 November Reply

    You have a beautiful collection of tweed jackets! Love this casual look and the tweed and leopard pairing!

    Jill- Doused in Pink

  • Mica - Away From Blue
    Posted at 06:15h, 16 November Reply

    I love a tweed and denim combo and you have so many great tweed jackets! you wear them so well 🙂

    Thanks for the link up!

    Hope that your week is off to a good start 🙂

  • savvysouthernchic
    Posted at 05:44h, 16 November Reply

    You look great in all of these jackets. I really like the first one with the leopard boots.

  • thisblondesshoppingbag
    Posted at 05:36h, 16 November Reply

    I love tweed and you have so many great pieces! Tweed looks so good with denim. Thanks for the link up Jess!
    xo,
    Kellyann

  • Chrissy Rowden
    Posted at 05:21h, 16 November Reply

    I enjoy hearing the history of fashion, so thank you for sharing. I’m not at all surprised that tweed originated from Scotland and Ireland. 🙂 And you have a fabulous collection of colors and styles.

  • shelbeeontheedge1
    Posted at 05:01h, 16 November Reply

    Great outfit, Jess! I have always loved tweed blazers paired with denim. I remember wearing this combination back in the early 2000s. I love the pattern play with the tweed and leopard booties, too. These colors are so gorgeous for fall!

    Shelbee

  • Anna Marcus
    Posted at 04:42h, 16 November Reply

    I like your collection of tweeds Jess and the way you find the ways to style them and wear for different occasions.
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com/

  • Claire Justine
    Posted at 03:13h, 16 November Reply

    Loving all your jackets, Jess and how you have styled them. Thanks so much for hosting.

  • Vanity And Me Style
    Posted at 02:15h, 16 November Reply

    You have quit a collection of tweed Jess! I love this material for adding different textures to create looks. xx

  • Lovely
    Posted at 01:55h, 16 November Reply

    Love this jacket and you have a lovely tweed collection!
    xoxo
    Lovely
    http://www.mynameislovely.com

  • Katie
    Posted at 01:48h, 16 November Reply

    Love this casual take on a classic tweed jacket! Thanks for the linkup and have a great week!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

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