How to try the tweed trend this Autumn.
If there’s one trend I reckon sums up Autumn it has to be the tweed trend. There’s something quite old school, winter-ready and reassuring about it when it pops up as a seasonal trend – perhaps it’s all those years of wearing itchy tweed and plaid kilts as a youngster, but it certainly sits in my ‘I can do this’ comfort zone. This season too, thanks to the English Heritage trend being everywhere – think plaid to tweed, Prince of Wales check to houndstooth and everything in between – it’s an easy style to buy into and segue into your everyday outfit choices.
My default way of testing a new trend is to try an accessory if I’m really feeling a tad nervy about it, failing that try it in a trouser. In this outfit, I’ve done both – boom! I saw these gorgeous tweed trousers in the Boden catalogue and fell for them instantly. I love a crop pant all year round (also as flashing a bit of ankle has become a new erogenous zone of late) these are great for transitioning seasons and really on point for work or a night out alike. Throw into the mix an oversized (rib) knit (this one is Acne Studios from last year, but similar here) and an on-trend bucket bag (Topshop) and you’re nailing a bunch of trends in one hit.
But let’s also take a moment to talk about working a trend as an accessory. These super cute J.Crew sparkly block heels have a touch of tweed on the heel, so are just the thing if you fancy a dabble but don’t want to commit to a full-on outfit investment.
The tweed trend… where to shop.
So, just because my comfort zone is all about the trousers, doesn’t mean yours has to be. Why not scope out your tweed moment in a jacket or skirt or even a dress? There’s plenty out there to choose from and it’s a super warm fabric to invest in for the chillier months ahead. Just remember that you’re playing with a pattern so it’s always a good idea to mix it with neutrals and not overdo the excitement factor, that way you’re pattern gets to be centre stage. Here are a few of our favourites out there right now…
With thanks to Boden for the fab trousers.
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