Fall Preview: Unexpectedly Glam Tweed

Thursday, July 25, 2013

--By Kim Moshtaghi

It’s hard to think about fall when the weather remains muggy, but fall is closer then you think and I want you to be fashion prepared. When I think of fall, I think of many things. But, my first thought when it comes to fashion is tweed.

I know some of you associate tweed with grandmas, but I want to change that association by featuring the hip side of tweed. Tweed does not always drown out your youth, and today’s features will show you the sexy side of this ultra fab material!

This luxury blue tweed dress is gorgeous. Not only is it a great evening dress, but the open back also helps balance the conservative crewneck. This tweed is a great quick-grab dress that will create a million dollar look. Place your hair in a big bun, finish it off with red lips and – voila! – a classic, iconic look!

Alice + Olivia Stari Open Back Tweed Dress

→ Buy the Alice + Olivia Stari Open Back Tweed Dress, $367.00, at bloomingdales.com; this item ships for free.

Tweed and chains get me excited about fall, and if I can find something that incorporates both, then I am definitely looking forward to wearing it. This Michael Kors Chain Trim Tweed Jacket is a must have.

Don’t let the thought of tweed and gold chain trim overwhelm you and turn you off because you can wear this jacket with anything. Transform your entire look with this hot tweed jacket. Trust me this jacket has multiple personalities. This jacket plays the part well and will get you through with attitude whether you desire a casual or dressy look.

MICHAEL Michael Kors Chain Trim Tweed Jacket

→ Buy the MICHAEL Michael Kors Chain Trim Tweed Jacket, $275.00, at michaelkors.com.

For a softer look, you should check out Rebecca Taylor’s black and white tweed jacket. This jacket has an inconspicuous chain lining that gives it a dainty look. The longer, hip-hugging style is great for curvier gals who want to show off their lovely curves or hide some assets.

Rebecca Taylor Tweed and Chain Jacket

→ Buy the Rebecca Taylor Tweed and Chain Jacket, $425.00, at nordstrom.com; shipping and returns are free.

I saved the best for last. Jason Wu’s sleeveless tweed sheath dress is stunning! I can’t get over its tailored and unique style. The mesh cut out panels transform this dress from traditional tweed to a head turning dress. This dress isn’t just for the runways; it’s a twist on the boring that you need!

Jason Wu Sleeveless Tweed Sheath Dress

→ Buy the Jason Wu Sleeveless Tweed Sheath Dress, $1,650.00, 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.