Look back into at any ’90s It Girl’s wardrobe and you’ll find one of these: a classic tweed blazer.
Tweed jackets were first popularized by Coco Chanel at the turn on the 20th century, but it wasn’t until the ’90s that the once prim-and-proper outerwear became cool and youthful. It all started in spring 1994, when Karl Lagerfeld sent out a spring collection of sexy, fun, and youthful tweed suits, crop tops and bralettes on supermodels Claudia Schiffer, Naomi Campbell, Nadja Aurmann, and Cindy Crawford. After that, everyone wanted a tweed jacket in their style arsenals to wear with jeans and flats.
Helena Christensen in a tweed look on the Chanel runway in 1994
So we’re pleased to report the trend is back with a vengeance. Style stars Clemence Poesy, Charlotte Le Bon and others rocked their Chanel tweed à la ’90s, with everything from jeans to wide-leg trousers. Here’s how to rock the look right now:
Miroslava Duma teamed her tweed jacket up with cropped jeans and a white T-shirt.
Cecile Cassel mixed it up with a tweed vest and a denim mini.
Clemence Poesy’s classic black trousers make the look perfect for a night out.
Charlotte Le Bon went all-black with wide-leg trousers.
Shop our favorite styles here:
Tweed jacket with zippers, $198, jcrew.com
See by Chloe wool-blend tweed jacket, $226, net-a-porter.com
Proenza Schouler collarless tweed jacket, $1,691, matchesfashion.com
IRO Aubrey paneled cotton-blend tweed jacket, $366, theoutnet.com
Etoile Isabel Marant Flenn tweed blazer, $415, lagarconne.com