3 Ways to Wear a Tweed Jacket

Happy Monday, friends! Today I’m starting a new 3 Ways series with 3 Ways to Wear a Tweed Jacket. (I’ll be wrapping up my 5 Ways to Wear Black Cigarette Pants on Thursday.)

For this series, I’m going to space each post a few days apart. I have a lot of regular features on my editorial calendar already, so I’ll just fit these in where I have open days.

Sharing 3 Ways to Wear a Tweed Jacket, featuring this Ann Taylor tweed sweater jacket and a cap sleeve bi-stretch sheath.

I’m going to be styling a work wear look, a date night look, and a casual everyday look — all with this same jacket. This is obviously the work wear look.

This tweed sweater jacket is from Ann Taylor, and it’s currently 40% off! 

It’s a little outside of my typical style, but I loved the fit, and when I tried it a few different ways, I discovered that it’s far more versatile than you might think.

Sharing 3 Ways to Wear a Tweed Jacket, featuring this Ann Taylor tweed sweater jacket and a cap sleeve bi-stretch sheath.

I really like this jacket. It has the structure of a blazer with the comfort of a cardigan.

Okay, so it’s not quite as cozy as a cardigan, but it is stretchy and flexible. (I always feel so restricted in jackets.)

The fabric is 8% cotton, 19% polyester, and 3% “other fibers” (whatever that means.) But the nice thing is, it’s machine washable!

I appreciate the generous sleeve length, and the black trim is really sharp looking. With the black and white tweed, you can wear this jacket with neutrals or pretty much any color.

For size reference, this is the small, and it fits me perfectly.

For this work wear look, I paired this tweed jacket with a classic black scoop neck sheath, also from Ann Taylor.

This dress is really good quality, fully lined, and the fit is on point. It has nice attention to detail. The scoop neckline is flattering, and I like the cap sleeves as well.

I know some ladies don’t care for cap sleeves, but if you’re okay with baring your upper arms, they’re more flattering on those of us who are larger chested than a traditional short sleeve that cuts off right at the boob-line.

I also feel like a cap sleeve gives a little more coverage than a sleeveless style, so it’s the best of both worlds. This dress is a size 6, for reference.

Jo-Lynne Shane wearing Ann Taylor The Scoop Neck Dress In Bi-Stretch and Marc Fisher LTD. Zala Suede Pointed Toe Pumps

These pumps are flattering but still wearable for all day, and while I went with bare legs, you can always wear nude hose if you prefer.

I recommend very sheer, natural looking nude hose such as these Donna Karan control top pantyhose. If you want more coverage, these semi-sheer tights are a great choice.

For accessories, I added some classic hoops and a layered necklace.

Sharing 3 Ways to Wear a Tweed Jacket, featuring this Ann Taylor tweed sweater jacket and a cap sleeve bi-stretch sheath.

The layered look is trending, and I feel like this necklace is conservative enough to work with the outfit, but also helps keep the look current.

Unfortunately mine sold out, but you can find lots of options for layered necklaces at Nordstrom.

Sharing 3 Ways to Wear a Tweed Jacket, featuring this Ann Taylor tweed sweater jacket and a cap sleeve bi-stretch sheath.

I carried a simple black tote — something that can hold an iPad or small laptop, but works as a purse as well.

This outfit is definitely on the more conservative side of the work wear spectrum, geared to those who work in an industry with a professional dress code, but you could also wear it to church or to other events that call for conservative business attire.

While this isn’t the type of outfit I wear very often, it’s nice to know I can put it together from items in my closet if I need to.

Outfit Details:

tweed jacket // scoop neck sheath // suede pumps (budget option) // similar tote // similar necklace // similar earrings

Be sure to tune in on Wednesday for the second of my 3 Ways to Wear a Tweed Jacket, when I’ll be styling this tweed sweater jacket with blue jeans for a smart-casual daytime look!

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photos: Alison Cornell