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The Lust List: Tough in Tweed

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Sometimes, things you think will never be chic, tough or edgy will surprise you. Take tweed, for instance. It’s typically preppy or prissy—think Blair Waldorf.

Moreover, taking tweed and pairing a blazer and a skirt (read: excessive matching) is typically a faux paus. When I think of tweed head to toe, I think of Elle Woods (Legally Blonde, people).

But this fall, designers, who are going gaga over all things leather, have taken typical tailored tweed and added leather to the mix—providing some much-needed edge.

Should you not be ready to wear head-to-toe tweed in the office, you can still wear these skirts with tights and blouses, and the chic tweed blazers with skinny jeans or black pants and pumps. Incorporating one or both pieces into your closet will ensure that you’re on-point with two of fall’s key trends: leather and tweed.

I think a tweed-and-leather suit may be just what Washington’s power Bitches need, don’t you?

rag & bone Samantha biker jacket, $625, Nordstrom.

Photo credit: Nordstrom

Rebecca Taylor Tweed Leather Jacket, $349, Nordstrom.

Photo credit: Nordstrom.

Cross over jacket with leather lapels, $129, Zara.

Photo credit: Zara.

Bottoms:

rag & bone Imogen Leather Trim Skirt, $395, Nordstrom.

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Rebecca Taylor Tweed & Leather A-Line Skirt, $179, Nordstrom.

Photo credit: Nordstrom.

Tube Skirt with Faux Leather Frill, $89.90, Zara.

Photo credit: Zara.

Halogen Zip-Front A-Line Skirt, $69, Nordstrom.

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Peplum Skirt with Faux Leather Waistband, $49.90, Zara.

Photo credit: Zara.

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