Another 90s trend is back! I did a previous blog post on choker necklaces, and now tweed is making a comeback. I have fond 90s memories of this trend. I remember owning a cute tweed blazer that tied together at the waist with a pretty pink ribbon. Of course, tweed was in long before the 90s, as its appearance in a number of period dramas proves. Keeping that in mind, I thought I’d showcase a few tweed appearances in period pieces, and then show you some similar clothing items, so you can get the look for yourself!
An oh so 90s Brittany Murphy as Tai from Clueless in a matching tweed jacket and skirt
The Need for Tweed
If there was any doubt that tweed is trendy again, Chanel, which is practically synonymous with this classic fabric, featured a bevy of tweed looks for its Spring/Summer 2016 show, thus, decreeing tweed as a major trend for the upcoming season. In fact, it opened the show with this vibrant tweed jumpsuit:
Kendall Jenner also walked the Chanel Spring/Summer 2016 runway in a fabulous tweed number:
But some of the best, in my opinion, tweed inspiration comes from period dramas (Get ready for pictures galore!). The following are some of my favorites:
Lady Chatterly’s Lover (2015)
Lady Chatterly looking very ladylike in a blue tweed riding habit.
Far From the Madding Crowd (2015)
Bathsheba shines in a burgundy tweed jacket with matching skirt.
Sherlock Holmes (2009)
Now that you’ve seen some fine period drama examples of tweed costumes, you can definitely tell just how historic the fabric really is. Tweed may be old fashioned, but it doesn’t have to be stodgy. With contemporary tweed pieces you can look 1890s meets 1990s with a dash of 2016!
Get the Look:
A really modern way of wearing tweed is to not be too matchy. Wear just one tweed piece, like a tweed blazer with skinny jeans or a cute skirt. Also, don’t be afraid to inject some color into your tweed like Lady Chatterly, Bathsheba, and Rose have done. Muted-colored tweed is great as well! However, make it more springy/summery by pairing it with a bright or pastel colored top. After all, you don’t want to look dreary when the weather warms up!
Blue: Channel your inner Lady Chatterly or Rose Selfridge with these blue tweed pieces.
Red: Get inspired by Bathsheba’s beautiful tweed costume, and stand out from the madding crowd with red tweed or even coral for major spring vibes.
Neutral: Lady Mary is a shining example that there’s nothing drab about neutral-colored tweed. Here are some tweed pieces to help you get back to basics…
Last but not least, give a nod to Irene Adler’s menswear inspired tweed ensemble by rocking a spiffy tweed vest:
There’s just something so refined and polished about the classic fabric that is tweed. Get a jump start on Spring 2016 fashion with period drama-inspired tweed!
Which period drama tweed look is your favorite?