The 5 Outfits That Prove This Is the Coolest Fabric to Wear in 2020

Joy Montgomery

If you had to pick what you considered to be the coolest fabric out there right now, I would hazard a guess that you'd go for leather or maybe high-shine patent. But tweed? Not so much. Like anoraks, dad sandals and fleeces, tweed is the latest in a long lineup of trends that are breaking free of their uncool associations and enjoying some much-needed attention from the fashion crowd

A far cry from the fusty suits and jackets of yore, tweed has officially become a personality piece—something that will instantly add a little English eccentricity to your wardrobe. Ada Oguntodu uses a pleated tweed midi to add drama to a roll-neck and cowboy boots, while Scandi It girl Karoline Dall packs a punch with tweed trousers, a colour-pop knit and chunky New Balance trainers. Sounds oh so wrong, but looks oh so good. 

If you fancy embracing your inner Blair Waldorf, try out one of the below outfits for size. I can guarantee that it'll soon become your go-to for when you want to stand out from the crowd. Highlights include Zara's super-chic green tweed skirt suit, which will look so good with knee-high boots, and Ganni's wrap dress, which is begging to be layered over a white shirt and finished with chunky boots à la Ven's Wife Style. Happy shopping. 

Tweed Dress + Chunky Shoes

Style Notes: Ven's Wife Style manages to make a tweed dress look modern by added a white shirt, belt and chunky shoes. 

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Ganni Prince of Wales Checked Twill Wrap Dress (£112)

Topshop White Oversized Poplin Shirt (£35)

Topshop Aiden Black Leather Chelsea Boots (£69)

Tweed Jacket + Jeans + Heels

Style Notes: Eva Chen embraces a more classic look with her vintage Chanel blazer, jeans and elegant heeled mules.

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Gucci Tweed Jacket (£2500)

Topshop Considered Mid Blue Raw Hem Organic Cotton Straight Jeans (£40)

Topshop Joel Leather Black Square Closed Mules (£65)

Tweed Midi Skirt + Roll-Neck + Cowboy Boots

Style Notes: Tweed skirts might not immediately scream chic, but Ada shows us how to nail the look with a pair of knee-high white cowboy boots. 

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M&S Collection Roll Neck Jumper (£20)

Mango Checked Midi Skirt (£60)

& Other Stories Croc Embossed Leather Cowboy Boots (£205)

Tweed Skirt Suit + Boots

Style Notes: The skirt suit is the throwback trend, which has seen an unexpected resurgence this season. Zara's green pairing will look the part when styled with a cream roll-neck and heeled boots. 

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Zara Contrast Tweed Jacket (£80)

Zara Tweed Mini Skirt (£30)

Arket High-Heel Leather Boots (£250)

Tweed Trousers + Colour-Pop Knit + Sneakers

Style Notes: A pair of tweed trousers is instantly elevated with a colour-pop knit and box fresh New Balance sneakers. 

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Y.A.S Knitted Jumper with Puff Sleeve in Yellow (£48)

Andersson Bell Fifty Fifty Asymmetric Checked Wool-Blend Tweed Straight-Leg Pants (£365)

New Balance White & Grey 452 Trainers (£40)

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