Michelle Monaghan in Jason Wu Resort 2012 at the Machine Gun Preacher Premiere at MOMA in New York City Plus Some of My Favorite Tweed Pieces for the Season

What is more classic than tweed? It has become so much more than the fabric associated with the “ladies who lunch” set and is now a go-to for looking chic and polished, no matter what the occasion. It is now being mixed with leather, crafted into an array of silhouettes and really re-emerging as cool enough to be worn by all ages and fashion styles.

Michelle Monaghan opted for tweed at the premiere of Machine Gun Preacher at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She chose a sleeveless tweed dress with black leather detailing from Jason Wu’s Resort 2012 collection. She paired it with exotic accessories: an eye-catching orange snakeskin clutch and lizard platform sandals from Barbara Bui. This is such an elegant look and I love Michelle’s high bun and bangs. Definitely an example of how designers like Jason Wu are combining tweed with edgy materials and fashioning the fabric into something new and exciting.

Here are some of my favorite tweed pieces to buy for Fall:

Before we know it, coat time will be here! Get a headstart with a splurge on Alexander Wang’s Hybrid Tweed Ski Jacket with Raccoon Trimmed Hood ($1695) , straight off the runway. Sometimes playing into Fall’s neutral colors are is a great thing. Do that easily and stylishly with Jerome Dreyfuss’ Johan Tweed Effect Leather Tote ($950). I make sure to buy a shift or sheath dress each season and a must-have on my list is Milly’s Cecilia Shift Dress ($380): the suede hem gives the dress an amazing mix of textures.

I have been coveting MCM’s handbags for quite some time now. The Veronika Tweed Shoulder Bag ($1055) is perfect for Fall, boasting the brand’s iconic logo print. I have become such a fan of tops with slightly longer sleeves and shorter hems as they are perfect layering pieces. Tibi’s Easy Tweed Short Sleeve Top ($264) will give your autumn ensembles a sense of texture and it is just as the name states: an easy piece. Michelle is showing above that tweed can work well for night and not just day or in the office. Give some life to your classic going-out looks with Oscar de la Renta’s Tweed Round Toe Platform Pumps ($745).

Visit www.jasonwustudio.com for more information and see Michelle’s look on the runway below, worn by Cora Keegan.

*Images courtesy of Getty and Jason Wu.

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