French Girls Were Right: This Anti-Trend Staple Is Taking Over My Closet RN


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There are a lot of things French women do exceptionally well—knowing how to dress is definitely one of them. But even so, when it comes to my own personal style, I have very little in common with the "French-girl style" archetype. I prefer cargo pants to tapered denim, I like my sneakers eccentric and over-the-top as opposed to classic and white, and I own very few striped sweaters. However, there is one thing I've shamelessly borrowed from my European counterparts: tweed jackets. Admittedly, the French were right. Even someone like me, who couldn't be farther from prim-and-proper style, has taken to wearing them nonstop.

A tweed jacket adds sophistication to my denim and trousers effortlessly, and its ability to be worn as a top when buttoned up (as opposed to worn open like a cardigan) reduces my need to think harder about what I'm wearing. Although the piece feels quintessential Chanel, several other brands have their own versions that spice up the French-girl staple. Below, I've rounded up all of the tweed jackets I'm considering buying this very minute as well as some outfit inspiration. Consider me a convert. 

How fashion people are wearing tweed jackets:


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French girls love tailored denim. And with a tweed jacket, it's a tried-and-true outfit formula.


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Aritizia's take on the classic piece is one of my favorites thus far. I also bought this in cream.


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Another popular way to wear it? Along with a matching miniskirt. Throw on stockings and ballet flats for a complete look.


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It doesn't get more timeless than a palette of black and white.


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The picture single-handedly started my obsession.

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Fashion Market Editor

Indya Brown is a fashion editor, stylist, and writer living in Los Angeles. While going to school at Columbia University in New York City, she got her feet wet in the fashion industry interning at Elle magazine, Harper's Bazaar, and New York magazine's The Cut. After graduating in 2016, she joined The Cut as a fashion assistant, eventually working her way up to fashion editor. There, she worked on a multitude of projects, including styling inbook feature stories for New York magazine's print issue, writing and pitching market stories for The Cut, and serving as fashion lead for The Cut's branded content. While New York has been her home for over 10 years, she moved to Los Angeles in the midst of the pandemic in 2020 for a new chapter. Now she is a fashion market editor for Who What Wear, focusing on emerging designers, rising trends on and off the internet, interior design, and BIPOC creatives and brands. Aside from her duties as a fashion market editor, Brown is also a freelance stylist and writer, working on national print and video commercial campaigns for Sephora, The Independent, and Cadillac. Her bylines also include Harper's Bazaar, Vox, and The New York Times. But once the computer goes down and the emails turn off, she's likely eating her way through Koreatown, hunting down vintage furniture, scoping out new outrageous nail designs to try, or taking a hot cycling class.