I always like the transition from winter to spring because the sun is coming out and it’s so easy to dress for work. I just put on a t-shirt, throw on a jacket and it’s good to go! This was especially handy this past week because darned daylight savings threw me for a loop and I was cutting it to the very last minute each day running out the door. My husband’s been taking me to work as my car is in the shop, and each morning he’s observed my furious pace running around the house trying to scoop everything into my bag in time with some degree of amusement.
Anyway, this Chanel jacket is one of my favorites and I wear it all the time! I bought it a few years ago and I think the original year it was made was 2006. So you see, Chanel jackets really do last quite a long time.
My mom and I both bought tweed jackets from Zara a few years ago and neither of us used them after the season was over. That’s not to say that you can’t buy a timeless tweed jacket from a brand other than Chanel – I just think you have to be careful not to buy an overly trendy style. However it’s also quite easy to go swinging too far into the other direction and go overly matronly.
My advice: would be to either go for a trendy style with classic fabric, or classic style with trendy fabric. Never do both as trendy and if you do both style and fabric as classic you’ll probably end up keeping it for decades…but maybe you’ll look like you’re wearing a jacket for somebody decades older than you. Just some of my experiences with little tweed jackets – would love to hear yours!