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Not Feeling Blue

Not Feeling Blue

The technical challenges just keep coming with my blog so bear with me. If a post goes out and you can’t see any images, please let me know so I can resume pulling my hair out. I have two teams of professionals digging into this because it’s way over my head and I know when to cry, uncle.

Classic boucle tweed jackets have been an iconic wardrobe piece since Coco Chanel made them popular back in the 1920s. Call me late to the game but I just began to appreciate them for my wardrobe three or four years ago.casual tweek jacket and white shirt on Jennifer of A Well Styled Life

Jeans and a white shirt dress up quickly when you top them with a blazer. Reach for a boucle or tweed blazer and it elevates the look a notch higher.

These days you’ll find them in all shapes, necklines, and colors. They can close with hooks, buttons, zippers or not close at all. casual outfit with blue tweed jacket, white shirt and blue jeans on over 50 blogger Jennifer of A Well Styled Life

They’re available with and without collars. You can buy a tweed jacket for anywhere from $29 to $8000 and up. 

Mine is collarless which makes popping the collar of my white shirt easy.Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled life wearing Nic+Zoe blue plaid jacket with white shirt and blue jeans

I ran across this plaid jacket during dressing diaries and knew I had to have it. The colors are happy and light for spring, the fabric is stretchy, and it will go with a ton of things in my wardrobe. It would also go over a white or pale blue dress to take me to a summer party, graduation or wedding.

I’ve rounded up a collection of tweed blazers for you below.

Do you have a tweed blazer in your arsenal?

Thanks for reading and have a great day.

 

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42 Comments

  1. April 11, 2019 / 4:21 am

    Hello! I’m new here but happy to have stumbled on your blog.

    Really love this classic outfit. I need a boucle jacket in my life (I guess I’m later to the party than you are) AND a white blouse that knows how to play nice (mine never seems to feel comfy once it’s on).

    This is the spring/transitional outfit inspo that I need to break up my striped long-sleeve tee and jeans monotony.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:32 am

      Welcome Em! I’m a big fan of white blouses and how versatile they can be.

      • Anne
        April 11, 2019 / 8:40 am

        Me too! I had a tweed jacket, but I thought it looked “old lady” on me and I haven’t found a white shirt that feels comfortable. Your Talbots one days it has some stretch so it might be the right one!
        Thanks for sharing the look!

        • Anne
          April 11, 2019 / 8:51 am

          That should be “says”

  2. Mollie Weis
    April 11, 2019 / 4:25 am

    Your post came this morning, and all images were perfect!

  3. Yvonne
    April 11, 2019 / 4:43 am

    I love this look! I gave away the last of my boucle jackets a few years ago as I thought it was too dressy for my new lifestyle. I may have to reconsider now 🙂

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:35 am

      Oops! That’s why I am very careful about what I donate.

  4. Gail Schwartz
    April 11, 2019 / 4:45 am

    I have a tweed jacket from Chico’s last year. I can’t wait to try it with a white shirt and jeans like you did.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:36 am

      Yay! Chico’s makes some great ones.

  5. Shari
    April 11, 2019 / 5:24 am

    Just dressing for amdoctor’s appointment….so I’ll go as you!
    I have a very old jacket that I still wear and a lighter cottony one with denim trim!
    Both a r blue so I may need a pink soon.
    Now about those shoes!?

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:38 am

      Lol, thanks for the morning chuckle. I need a pink one too…let me know what you find:) Good luck at the doctor

  6. Patsy Allen
    April 11, 2019 / 5:28 am

    Such a cute outfit! Pictures are fine, the links to the items (ie tweed jacket, white shirt, etc) don’t work.
    Thanks!

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:41 am

      Thanks Patsy. I think the links are just very slow this morning. Grrr- technical problems drive me batty.

  7. April 11, 2019 / 5:29 am

    You look great in this ensemble Jennifer! I don’t have any jackets like this anymore but they sure look great on you!

  8. Cindy
    April 11, 2019 / 5:30 am

    Ha ha……just bought a raspberry colored one “on sale” from Chicos! Thinking it would look great w just a tee and jeans! Also have a wedding in 2 weeks in The northeast. My backup over a black dress should it be cold!!!!! Think it will be a staple👍

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:43 am

      Perfect! I saw that one and loved it too. Good for you

  9. Holly
    April 11, 2019 / 5:50 am

    I love this look today! It’s super cute and you look super cute in it!
    I dad no problem with this post. All images came through.

  10. Doreen
    April 11, 2019 / 6:00 am

    Great outfit… love the jacket!

  11. April 11, 2019 / 6:18 am

    Love this look! I need a new tweed jacket! You have me inspired!! Keep Smiling, Jennifer!!

  12. Judy
    April 11, 2019 / 6:36 am

    Great outfit the blue really flatters you. I think the problem with your website are all the pop up advertising?

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:45 am

      I will look into it but I think it is a virus in my template and plugins fighting with each other.

  13. Mary
    April 11, 2019 / 6:43 am

    Cute outfit. I wish I kept those tweed jackets cause now I want one. I bought almost identical jeans at Macys this week — super cute with the navy stripe and much cheaper 🙂 ($10 Last Act)

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:47 am

      Last Act is pretty amazing. I have found some treasures there too.

  14. Rose Brock
    April 11, 2019 / 6:45 am

    Pictures coming in fine. Love that jacket. I’m going to look for one!

  15. Barb
    April 11, 2019 / 6:53 am

    I love that outfit on you; it’s very flattering both in style and color! I really need to wear my white button downs more often. And I see no problems with your pictures.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:48 am

      White button downs are a great workhorse in my wardrobe these days.

  16. Penny L. Luckenbaugh
    April 11, 2019 / 7:25 am

    I like it all- head to toe. I have a purple Chanel style jacket from Chicos that I wear for winter. I am going to look for one for spring in blue.
    You really nailed casual chic with this outfit.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 7:49 am

      Thanks Penny. Purple sounds wonderful.

  17. Suz
    April 11, 2019 / 7:52 am

    Your outfit is perfect and you look great. That jacket really elevates it! And those shoes look fun but they might be more of a “sitting” shoe than a running around town shoe ?? Or do you find them stable enough (for a slide style)?
    Thanks for posting
    Suz from Vancouver

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 5:05 pm

      The slides are very stable. It’s a wide toe box and comes high enough on the foot to feel very secure.

  18. Susan Gowan
    April 11, 2019 / 7:54 am

    No probs with your pics. Love the look of the tweed jacket and crisp white blouse. Don’t have a tweed jacket but I bought one in Scotland on the Isle of Lewis in 1974. Wore it into my 30’s and gave it away as I outgrew it, sadly. Tweed is so classic. The outfit really flatters you but I have too thick a waist for this now. Jackets need to be longer for me. The tweed style reminds me of Jacquie Kennedy’s bouclé. She always looked chic and ultra- stylish.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 5:07 pm

      She was amazingly chic! I love her classic style.

  19. Lily
    April 11, 2019 / 8:00 am

    Your best look yet! I love everything about it. Also, you reminded me I have a black and white boucle jacket with leather trim. Forgot I had it! Time to dig it out.

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 5:07 pm

      Thanks! Dig yours out Lily.

  20. April 11, 2019 / 10:49 am

    Images are coming in fine here! Love Chanel Jackerts!

  21. Janet
    April 11, 2019 / 6:06 pm

    I do have a sweater jacket in this style but I don’t think it is really flattering on me. Maybe too sweater vs. jacket style. Now, your shoes are intriguing…

    • Jennifer
      Author
      April 11, 2019 / 8:14 pm

      I do have my eye on one that is more sweater-like as well. I think if the fabric has enough body it works as a blazer.

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