How Women Over 50 Wear The Tweed Jackets and Pearls Trend Today

Tweed jackets and pearls are back on trend once again! The spring 2023 runways featured tweed not only at Chanel but at Balmain, Isabel Marant, Dolce & Gabbanna, Versace, Gucci, Alice + Olivia and Veronica Beard among others. Pearl jewelry and pearl embellishments were all the rage at Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Erdem and of course Chanel. See my post about the pearl jewelry trend for Spring 2023.

The Tweed Jackets and Pearls Trend

With the recent Met Gala honoring Karl Lagerfeld, many of the celebrities showed up in tweed and pearl embellished gowns, making the trend even more popular. Yet most of us mere mortals do not need a formal gown and are not attending a gala, so the best way to wear the trend is with a tweed jacket and pearls.

In my search for the best tweed jackets currently available, I noticed a great deal of them were part of a suit, often paired with a micro-mini skirt and or even shorts! This is a new way to wear a tweed suit when you are in your 20s or 30s. So how does this trend work for women over 50? I say we nix the tiny skirts and get only the jacket to wear with other pieces.


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This is not your mother or grandmother’s tweed jacket and pearls pairing! Here are some of the best ways to wear the trend for spring/summer 2023.

Tweed Jackets and Pearls Trend Styling Tips for Women over 50

1. Wear a tweed jacket with jeans! And ideal way to take the “old lady” or stuffy look out of a tweed jacket is to wear it with a casual t-shirt or tank and denim jeans. Since jeans are now cut with a higher waist and wider legs, they work well with cropped jackets.

2. For a more professional look, wear a tweed jacket with pants or slim fitting midi skirts. Skirts and dresses can get tricky because the look may fall back into an 80s or granny look, so I would stick to pants.

3. Find a tweed jacket in a cut that’s right for you. They are available cropped or long, with and without lapels, double breasted, with trims and embellishments and in plaids or solids. There are a lot to choose from. Simply wear it in place of a denim jacket, moto-jacket or cardigan and you will have a whole new wardrobe.

4. Add some pearls. Give a nod (or a wink) to the Chanel look and add some pearls to your tweed jacket outfit. Statement peals are totally on trend this season, so they lend a more modern look. But you can also add a classic strand of pearls in the form of a necklace, earrings, or bracelet, or layer your pearl jewel with other metals.

Here are some tweed jackets and pearls styled the modern way.

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Tweed Jacket and Pearls with Jeans

Have fun with this trend and wear a tweed jacket with your favorite denim blue jeans. Keep he look casual with a t-shirt or tank, slide closed toe mules and a pop of color handbag. Add a touch of pearls with a belt that has a buckle embellished with pearls.

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Colorful Tweed Jacket and Pearls with White Pants

A fresh look for spring and summer is a bold colored tweed jacket with crisp white denim or twill wide leg pants. Wear it over a blouse in a colorful print, slip on a neutral colored sandal and grab a white quilted handbag. Add an element of pearls like a freshwater pearl bracelet, necklace or earrings.

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Black Tweed Jacket for Evening

A tweed jacket is a captivating piece for evening or cocktails. Pair a black tweed jacket with gold buttons with a pair of your best-fitting black pants or jeans. Wear a comfortable black pump and carry a black pearl embellished evening bag. Then top off the look with a multi-chain pearl statement necklace.

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Which outfit would you wear? Do you like the tweed jacket and pearls trend?

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