Frolicking through Guadalupe Street with my fellow fashion aficionado-friend Ricardo never fails to entertain me. Sometimes, when walking along the sidewalk commonly referred to as “The Drag,” countless hippies and students arise. After flocks of basic T-shirts meet my eyes, they absorb inspiration right out of me. When you actually stop and absorb the environment around you, however, a little more color meets your eyes, like when we decided to stop by a mural near the University Co-op.
Last week, I wore a tweed blazer on top of a black turtleneck. I told people I was going for a male-version of Diane Keaton’s staple look… (she seems to adore turtlenecks and oversized blazers). The combination successfully kept me warm despite those random Austin cold-front breezes while glowing softly under the perennial Texas sun. Although not nearly as colorful as the mural depicting various Austin landmarks and wildlife, the contrast between the oversized blazer and tailored pants offered a more varied look.
So, whenever you ask yourself if you should wear tweed or not, I say go for it. The material might seem solely suitable for strolling through Scottish pastures with grazing sheep, but it also fits well into Austin’s eclectic street style scene. Heck, you can even bust a move in tweed – I did, after all. In public.
Blazer – Vintage Hugo Boss
Turtleneck – Primark
Pants – Zara
Shoes – Kenneth Cole
Belt – Thrifted
Bag – Zara