Usually reserved for Autumn, I realised I hadn't worn this jacket much over the colder months and was determined to make it work for Spring. We still need our layers here in Wales, but I chose a bright colour jumper to wear underneath. In the Autumn I usually go for dark berry colours, so this was quite the departure for me! The jacket's a bit quirky, it has slightly puffed shoulders and an assymetric front - it reminded me of a Vivienne Westwood one I'd seen, so I grabbed it when I found it in Primark of all places. Mind you, I spent a good few hours removing the faux leather elbow patches and the extra 3 redundant buttons from the front with my trusty stitch unpicker!
Paperboy tweed hat: Village Hats
Coral jumper: Gap
Shoes: J Shoes
Bag: Cambridge Satchel Company
Tweed has proven itself to be a versatile fabric over time, and has been worn not just for country pursuits and outdoor sports such as golf, but also for 'smart' wear. Below are some tweed garments from bygone eras to give you some further inspiration for wearing this classic cloth.
Pat Hartly 1950's dress, image source here.
Chanel day dress and tweed coat, 1929, image source here.
1943 Tweed "toga" by Bonnie Cashin, image source here.
Do you wear tweed? Do you think of it as relevant to British style today, or do you think it belongs in the past? I'd love to know what you think!