Iconic Fall Tweed for All Budgets

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

--By Kim Moshtaghi

I grew up in awe of tweed. Although I cannot completely explain my fascination with tweed, my mom wore tweed skirt suits so maybe her fashion sense rubbed off on me.

The first tweed jacket I bought was a Bebe tweed jacket. It was pink, purple and white. I wore the jacket with random accessories because I wanted to combine it with my entire wardrobe, even if it the combinations didn't make sense.

When my taste for clothes became more sophisticated, I bought my first Moschino tweed skirt and blazer. Until this day, I adore that outfit, although I rarely wear it. Seeing tweed more and more in fashion magazines reminds me that tweed is a perfect durable texture for the rainy season. Tweed keeps me warm because it's a wool fabric and it's moisture resistant. Furthermore, since more fashion magazines display sexy, form fitting skirts than in the past, it's easier to find a nice wool fashion piece.

This Zac Posen tweed jacket is super sexy. It's a very chic jacket with enough flair to set a building on fire. However, if you are a busty gal, I recommend you pass on this stunner because it will not likely fit correctly. The black and white tweed jacket is uber stylish because it combines cutouts accented with black lace. If that doesn't get you to your credit card fast, then nothing will. This jacket is the fashion statement of the season.

Zac Posen Tweed Peplum Jacket

→ Buy the Zac Posen Tweed Peplum Jacket, $1,990.00, at neimanmarcus.com.

However, the more beautiful the material, the more expensive it becomes. Therefore, I recommend the next two small features if price is a major concern. The Tweed Metal Envelope Clutch and matching shoes are a great choice. The delicate clutch and the bold shoes will tune you up for the fashion season without draining your bank account.

Bebe Tweed Metal Envelope Clutch

→ Buy the Bebe Tweed Metal Envelope Clutch, $89.00, at bebe.com.

Bebe Alyssa Tweed Patent Criss-Cross Pumps

→ Buy the Bebe Alyssa Tweed Patent Criss-Cross Pumps, $83.99 (was $129.00), at bebe.com.

Nevertheless, it's hard to resist the beauty of tweed clothing, so remember when you choose to spend money on clothing you will wear and appreciate for many years, you never sin.

There are many places to find tweed clothing but I always go to department stores because of the larger selection. My last showcase item is from Michael Kors and it's a metallic gold tweed dress. It's so adorable and priced well at $175. The black fray inner outlines accentuate the body and give the dress some dynamic detail. This elegant tweed dress is perfect to transition from office to a nice dinner out.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Metallic Tweed Sheath Dress

→ Buy the MICHAEL Michael Kors Metallic Tweed Sheath Dress, $175.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.