Tweed is quite a standout material and texture and as a result, it’s usually the main feature of an outfit or piece. The intricate detail and weaving lends itself to a plain or simple base and this ensures the tweed remains the focus of attention. Having been wearing it in this way for some time, I decided to shake it up and try something different and see if it would work in other ways.
The colour and tones of the tweed pinafore are complimentary and I decided to style with a stripe top underneath. The classic design and simple detail actually works really well against the contrasting tweed. The blue tones in the thread help blend in with the deep navy stripes. The blue and white fringe trim detail also pulls it together and takes the edge off the stripes.
I must have been feeling bold on this particular day as I also added another material and texture into the mix in the form of my blue velvet bag. This bag is underused and I knew it would go well with this dress, what I wasn’t sure of was whether it would be overpowering. I think it just works and this is mainly due to the soft blue colour and bright white toile which cuts through everything.
I’m not sure I’ll be wearing boots much longer now that Spring has Sprung but these pictures were taken a little while ago when it was still appropriate. I love that point when winter boots can be switched out for sandals and lighter footwear options.