several readers have asked for different ways to style an investment piece. like today’s tweed jacket. and while i typically don’t offer multiple outfit options within one post, those of you who have followed the blog for any length of time have seen the same item worn over and over again. these suede booties last seen here have been on ootd repeat all winter. and this jersey dress was last seen here. same goes for this tweed jacket seen here and here. i make my closet work for me.
and while there are many price points for a tweed jacket (yes, there are a variety of budgets out there) from luxury on down to fast fashion. the good news is there is an option available to you and your wallet. you see, stepping out in style doesn’t have to break the bank. but it does take some thought and effort. and this girl is always keen on finding different ways to style one item. who remembers my rule of three? that’s right. when i’m oogling the latest store collection i ask myself if there are three things hanging in my closet i can pair it with. this one question keeps me focused and my closet streamlined.
so how did i style this fab tweed jacket? well, for those of us ‘nine-to-five’ girls here’s an ootd for you. nothing is easier to wear than a black jersey shift dress – it works 365 days of the year. i threw on a gold belt to pick up the metallic threads found in the jacket. and a pair of booties and black tights. whenever i wear a tweed jacket layers of pearls always seem right. we have coco chanel to thank for setting that trend almost a century ago. add a structured handbag, and hi-ho, it’s off to work i go.
labels: dress Ralph Lauren (old, similar here and here); jacket Ann Taylor (sold out, similar here and here); booties Nine West; belt Banana Republic (old, similar here and here); tights Talbots; lipstick Happy
p.s. for those readers who have been kind enough to write i am just now finishing december emails. due to the volume i receive, it can take several weeks for me to answer. but i do love to hear from you! and thank you, for taking time from your busy lives to write. xoxo
is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Very pretty. That little jacket has some nice touches–I love the details at the wrists. And yes–that dress will work for you all year long.
this might be my favorite tweed jacket of all. because of those details you mentioned. and the pockets. love those pockets!
THANK YOU! Kohl’s is flying me out to Wisconsin soon for a little photo shoot (the good Lord willin’ and the creek don’t rise). Very excited but I was pondering what to wear. I have a TWEED Dana Buchman jacket that I have never quite been able to put together the way I like. THIS outfit of yours will be my inspiration. Appreciate the timeliness so much.
fantastic news, shelley! you will have a ball on your photo shoot, and i’m thrilled you will be traveling in style with a tweed jacket. such a timeless look!
Black suede booties and black tights — my all-time favorite for an edgier look. I can still do this at my age. Just bought a second pair of booties with a block heel.
don’t you love the block heel? comfortable and stylish all in one. what’s better than that?
I have seen you style this tweed jacket several times and I love how it can be dressy or casual. I have a similar jacket from Talbots that has navy piping and is navy and cream tweed. It is so versatile. I actually wore it today to Bible study with a navy skirt and tights, pearls and chains for accessories. I would love to find a simple navy dress. I drool over your shoes. I can’t wear more than kitten heels these days.
i love tweed jackets for just this reason, sharon – versatility! i’m lucky i can still wear heels. but i mix heels heights all the time and one of my favorites is the kitten heel.
Great outfit! I’m intrigued by your charm necklace. I’ve been pondering turning my childhood charm bracelet into a necklace because I think I would wear it more. Did you buy your necklace complete or did you collect the charms over time?
hi! my mother started this necklace for me. it is by joan rivers back in the day when she was on QVC. most of the charms are replica’s of faberge eggs. the necklace can be made as long or short, depending on how many of the charms you own. not certain if they still sell this. but this is one of my favorite necklaces.
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