If you associate tweed with your grandparents and old English films, it’s time to rethink the fabric. From mini skirts to oversized jackets and colorful accents, tweed comes in enough varieties to suit everyone’s personal style. To help inspire you to wear this traditional staple, we’ve put together 15 stylish ways to wear tweed that are anything but frumpy.


1. Chunky Sweater and Mini Skirt: Dress down a tweed skirt by pairing it with an oversized sweater and a pair of tennies. (via Who What Wear)


2. Red Tweed: Dress up a classic little tweed dress with some glittery nail polish and a small bag that won’t compete. (via A Love is Blind)


3. With Pops of Color: Rock the monochromatic look with a pop of color through a scarf or a handbag. Also, how awesome are those leopard flats with that tweed jacket? (via Sincerely Jules)


4. Snakeskin and Ankle Boots: Add a subtle touch of tweed with a cute lil’ skirt. Then pile on the patterns and sweaters to balance out the textures. (via Who What Wear)


5. Statement Necklace and T-Shirt: You’ll find yourself reaching for tweed on an everyday basis with this effortless look. Cutoff jeans, a white tee and silver statement jewelry take that old school jacket to a whole new cool. (via Sincerely Jules)


6. Short Dress with Leather: Make tweed super haute with a short dress and an edgy leather jacket. Not sure about thigh high socks? Switch ’em out for some leggings and ankle booties to get that rock-n-roll vibe. (via Ria Michelle)


7. Layer the Textures: Why not layer up the colors and textures by wearing a tweed shirt over a long-sleeved striped tee? The boyfriend jeans and short heels complete this relaxed-yet-stylish outfit. (via Lella Victoria)

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8. Oversized Coat: A pair of distressed jeans and a graphic tee are the perfect combo for this mild-mannered tweed jacket. (via Happily Grey)


9. Sparkles and Faux Fur: Faux fur and tweed go together like PB+J, and this getup is no exception. A simple fur collar and sequined skirt make this one dazzling winter outfit. (via Sincerely Jules)


10. Sequins and Cutoffs: That tweed jacket won’t know what hit it when you pair it with a sequined top and cutoff jeans. Just the right amount of sparkle and texture, this look will keep you festive long after the holidays. (via Who What Wear)


11. Pastel Shades: Take tweed down a notch by pairing it with a comfy t-shirt and white jeans for a completely relaxed, but still classic look. (via Kayture)


12. Boyfriend Fit: Relaxed layers look effortlessly stylish when topped with a polished tweed coat. (via Click to See More)


13. Broad Shoulders and High Waisted Pants: Create a timeless silhouette with some broad shoulders and a high-waisted tweed pant. This look is elegant enough that it could easily transition from work to evening wear. (via Who What Wear)


14. Boldly Orchid: Pair a dark tweed jacket and dark jeans with a bright top in your fave color. A statement necklace helps draw the attention up to your face — a useful trick, especially if you’re petite. (via Cute and Little)

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15. Pink Tweed: Who said tweed has to be gray or brown? Appropriate for any time of the year, a bright shade of pink tweed is just the thing for a gray wintery day. (via Seersucker + Saddles)

Which tweed look are you going to rock? Talk to us in the comments below!