I love texture and print. Tweed, herribigone, and plaid are some of my favorite fabrics to work with. They add so much visual interest.
In this post, I combined that love into a 60s inspired look. I found great mod looking, Christian Dior sunglasses to build around. Then I did a block heel and a pop of color mini skirt to keep with the time period. I also used a vintage handbag to make it feel more authentic.
Blouse & Skirt: ASOS Curve
Heels: Gianni Bini, via Dillard’s
Clutch: Mod Dwelling , San Antonio
Ring & Sunglasses: Creative on South Main, Little Rock
4 ways to make tweed blazers look modern and stylish
Tweed can sometimes look a bit too conservative and preppy. But with our four new ways to wear tweed below, you can now look stylish and modern with a classic twist. From updating your tweed blazer collection to finding the perfect pairings, read on for our expert advice on tweed and shop the best products below.
Update Your Tweed
If you want to look current, one of the easiest ways to do so is by getting rid of your old rags. Pass them down to a friend or donate them to a second hand store, and buy a new tweed blazer in a modern cut and slim fit.
[Within an Elle magazine, a woman is shown wearing two separate outfits. One is a glamorous black dress while the other features tweed and thick glasses. Printed alongside is the text: APPLE STORE. JOE’S TAKE: An early-morning line may require you to head there straight from the clubs, but, hey, what better place to potentially meet your future genius husband than in line for the iPhone 5? JOEL’S TAKE: She thinks she’ll blend in perfectly with the nerds in line. But really she’s so wildly attractive that she would send them screaming back to their parents’ basements.]
The point of this article was for two stylists to face-off, designing their own outfit interpretations for different “superfans” to wear on special occasions.
So what we have here is an Apple superfan who is being styled to wait in line for the newest Apple product release. But oh my, apparently a woman can’t simply be enthusiastic about technology! Nope, she either has to be there for the sake of finding a husband or intimidating all the ~real~ nerds who are waiting around. God forbid she actually gets in line because she’s a nerd and just wants to get her hands on that gadget!
I’ve got no problem with either outfit. They’re both pretty adorable. But the reasoning behind each look and their apparent consequences? Ick. It reads more like a straight male fantasy than like an actual woman’s thought process when she’s excited about getting a new phone. I want no part in encouraging women to internalize the Fake Geek Girl stereotype.