Saturday, 5 November 2011
When it comes to tweed, take your lead from Mr That's Not My Age (below) by mixing texture and colour. The Blog Widower is no accidental style inspiration, after all, he was wearing red jeans well before the fash-pack. So, after my last post Project Forty mentioned that she'd bought a vintage Aquascutum skirt for £3.50 and didn't know how to wear it. Here are my recommendations:
1. Avoid the frump factor by pairing with a vibrant shirt, embellished cardi or stripey top. Just go easy when mismatching, or risk looking like an illegal rave at the Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
2. Smarten up with heels and opaque tights - see Boden picture above - but don't rule out flats. I'm quite partial to a pair of Mitford-style brogues and coloured hosiery. And I like what J. Crew have done here:
We're off to a firework display at our local park tonight and - weather permitting - I'll be wearing my tweed jacket with old jeans and boots. A bit like the image below, but with mud and low-flying firecrackers.
Oh and this military-inspired jacket is from Boden. Have a good weekend.