This week’s Style Crush, Leighton Meester shows us how to work one of Fall’s biggest trends. Her brassy, Upper-East-Side character graces Gossip Girl watchers with elegant style, that’s equally as talk worthy as the drama-stirring blasts.
Tweed is a huge trend this fall. Chanel often incorporates the soft, woolen fabric into collections, as Chanel first introduced it into womenswear. However, it decked multiple 2013 fall fashion shows such as Dolce & Gabbana and Haider Ackerman most recently.
Whether feeding the ducks in Central Park or adhering to the regular duties of a “society queen” no one does tweed like Blair Waldorf. This season, the classic fabric gets updated with new colors and pairings.
Tweed is commonly seen in neutral and dark shades, not unlike usual fall fashions. This fall, bright colors and unexpected color combinations are a DO (and bright colored tweed is no exception). Leighton’s green jacket and skirt combo with yellow and blue pops of color paired with the coral clutch creates a fun yet sophisticated look.
Pairing tweed with embellishments and avant-garde fabrics is also a DO. Chanel showcased many tweed garments with metallic compliments at the Paris show last July. Leighton’s bejeweled accents on the pockets and center front add some sparkle to the ensemble. The pastel yellow tweed coat over the dominantly pink floral dress is again incorporating contrast in a smart, chic way.
“Fashion is the most powerful art there is. It’s movement, design and architecture all in one. It shows the world who we are and who we’d like to be.” – Blair Waldorf, Gossip Girl