Invest: Tory Burch Daniela Tweed Jacket

Monday, January 23, 2012 • Permalink • 

Tory Burch Daniela Tweed Jacket in Blue
Thanks to Chanel, the cropped tweed jacket has become a staple of the well-developed wardrobe. Trying to build a closet filled with timeless pieces that you'll wear from year to year? Make sure a boxy tweed number is lined up right next to your camel coat and classic trench. Wait, no tweed jacket in your collection? Now's the time to invest in this chic little number from Tory Burch.

The Tory Burch Daniela Tweed Jacket, available in both blue and gold/ beige, is a classic tweed jacket roughed up with extra texture and a frayed edge detail. So, why invest in this tweed jacket over all of the others on the market? It comes down to two things for me, both of which derive directly from the aforementioned texture and fraying.

First, The less-stuffy construction makes this jacket particularly youthful. You're a lot less likely to look like you've been playing dress up in your grandmother's closet -- no matter what your age. This is important because it's a fine line between vintage-inspired and costume.

Second, the combination of relaxed details, three-quarter sleeves and classic cropped body make this tweed jacket particularly versatile. I first spotted this jacket in the November issue of People StyleWatch magazine, where they showed it effortlessly styled for work, weekend and cocktails -- all perfectly doable. I then followed it across the usual online shopping sites, watching it promptly sell out on most of the boutique sites, including ShopBop (but be sure to check out the cute pic of it styled with jeans). All that's left are the sizes available in the big department stores and the brand site. Clearly other fashion-followers have caught on to the strength of this wise investment.

→ Buy the Tory Burch Daniela Tweed Jacket in Blue, $525.00, at saks.com.

→ Buy the Tory Burch Daniela Tweed Jacket in Beige, $525.00, at toryburch.com.