How to Style a Fringe Tweed Jacket with Jeans, Pants

Fringe tweed jackets are often worn with a matching skirt or dress but are also classy with casual pants or jeans.  Here’s what to love about them and how to wear them to create an elevated casual outfit.

Chanel-inspired tweed jackets like this, with raw, unfinished edges and detailing, are fabulous for a few reasons:


Fringe jackets


  1. They make you look professional: Any kind of third layering piece like this jacket adds authority and credibility to your look.
  2. They give your body a better shape: These jackets give  your softer, rounder, more mature 40+ body a better shape – They are tailored just enough to give your 40+ body the structure you need,  but the raw edges give them a more relaxed, so you don’t look stiff or uptight
  3. They’re made for moving. They are easy to move in, and you roll them up and toss them in a suitcase.
  4.  The raw edge fringe adds texture, making your outfit less flat and more interesting.
  5. Fringe edge jackets are playful looking  compared to a regular jacket, which translates into youthful

You can go more conservative with a short fringe all around the jacket. These three jackets above are good examples of that. I like the mix of classic pieces with a boho fringe jacket. Too much fringe, as in a fringe jacket mixed with a fringe top, jewelry, or bag, makes it look like you are wearing a costume.


Tweed Fringe Jacket


blazer | tank top | pants | mules | bag | earrings



blazer | jeans | tank top | mules | bag | sunglasses | earrings


Fringed Cardigan Sweater

A close cousin to the tweed fringe jacket is the Fringe cardigan sweater.



Raw edge sweaters that look like jackets are popular, too. This fringed knit sweater coat ( similar) is great for fall when you don’t want to wear a coat but need something.  What do you think of this look- classy, fun, or just shabby like ripped jeans? I’d love to hear what you think.

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2 thoughts on “How to Style a Fringe Tweed Jacket with Jeans, Pants

  1. We are women “of a certain age” who have been through the:fringe-and-jeans” thing back in the ’60s and 70’s. IMHO, (hopefully) having left “fast fashion” behind, our clothes should be remarkable for their construction and fabric, certainly not something we would EVER “roll up and toss in a suitcase.” This trend, along with faux leather accessories, glitzy “statement” jewelry and clothes than span one’s hips do not read “youthful,” but “mutton as lamb.”

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