If you had to pick what you considered to be the coolest fabric out there right now, I would hazard a guess that you'd go for leather or maybe high-shine patent. But tweed? Not so much. Like anoraks, dad sandals and fleeces, tweed is the latest in a long lineup of trends that are breaking free of their uncool associations and enjoying some much-needed attention from the fashion crowd.
A far cry from the fusty suits and jackets of yore, tweed has officially become a personality piece—something that will instantly add a little English eccentricity to your wardrobe. Ada Oguntodu uses a pleated tweed midi to add drama to a roll-neck and cowboy boots, while Scandi It girl Karoline Dall packs a punch with tweed trousers, a colour-pop knit and chunky New Balance trainers. Sounds oh so wrong, but looks oh so good.
If you fancy embracing your inner Blair Waldorf, try out one of the below outfits for size. I can guarantee that it'll soon become your go-to for when you want to stand out from the crowd. Highlights include Zara's super-chic green tweed skirt suit, which will look so good with knee-high boots, and Ganni's wrap dress, which is begging to be layered over a white shirt and finished with chunky boots à la Ven's Wife Style. Happy shopping.