How to wear tweed this fall

The timeless texture of tweed finds a prominent place in the 2012 fall and winter fashion scene. Elegant, ladylike and trendy, the fabric can be incorporated for looks that are fun and vivacious, as well as professional and chic. Check out the stunning contemporary offerings that allow you to rock the style with ease and grace.

At work

When it comes to tweed, the first place that comes to mind is - at work. The sedate and grave texture is office friendly for its polished and sophisticated appearance.

A tailored tweed jacket can be worn with a light draped skirt to work. Streamline and break the look by using a skinny black belt right at the waist. Using the fabric from head-to-toe creates an elongated and slim feel. Don pumps to accessorize and complete the professional attire.

A tweed pencil skirt can be styled with a complementing woolen turtleneck, tights and wedges, while a tweed sheath dress can be worn be a light blazer for a fashion-forward feel.

You may choose to stick to neutrals or opt for a muted color palette for your 9-to-5 wardrobe.

At play

Carry your tweed skirt from day to night by trading your woolen turtleneck with a sexy lace top. You may keep the look clean by only adding statement earrings or take a more flamboyant route with layered necklaces and chunky bangles.

Mixing prints is hot- so make the most of this trend by pairing a leopard-print top with a tweed skirt/pant. Choosing hues from the same family makes it easy on the eyes and stops the look from going haywire.

For a more elegant and formal evening gathering, wear your tweed pencil skirt/trousers with a tailored georgette blouse with a bow front. Add a clutch and kitten heels to work the feminine style.

Your tweed pant can be transformed to a fun and an evening-appropriate look by trading the button-down with a bright silk blouse with a relaxed feel. For instance, you may choose to style your black and white tweed palazzo pants with a bright orange silk blouse. A pair of velvet booties adds a nonchalant feel to the whole attire.

For a spunky evening appropriate look, style your leather mini skirt with a snazzy metallic tweed biker jacket. Add shiny stilettos for a much-needed glam punch.

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