A bouclé jacket has long been a staple in chic French women's wardrobe.
Why, you may ask?
Well, it's simple really.
A bouclé or a tweed jacket à la Chanel is an essential piece due to its versatility and timelessness. And let's not forget about its beauty.
It looks fantastic on, you can wear it with so many other things and it makes your style look raffiné.
You can wear it with casual as well as elevated pieces.
This little jacket never goes out of style. The classic style of the tweed or bouclé jacket is a jewel neckline, but the short blazer style with lapels is also popular. You can also find these jackets in every colour and in the popular houndstooth print. Many chic and elegant women have a prized black bouclé jacket in their closet. They've probably had it forever. Which style and colour do you have?
Whether you already have one of these prized bouclé jackets or if you are planning to get one, scroll below for various colours, outfit ideas and where to get items shown (the links are affiliate links).
1 - Black Bouclé Jacket
Black is the most popular colour in this style. This makes for a most versatile piece in your wardrobe that you can dress up or down.
This board shows a stylish outfit in black and beige which go so well together and which lends an air of timeless elegance. Wear it for smart occasions, day or evening.
By the way, in case you are wondering what the French word 'bouclé' means, it refers to the texture of the fabric, which forms loops and curls: 'curl' = 'boucle' in French).
Black Jacket Saint Laurent
Black Jacket Mango
Turtleneck Sweater Mango
Bag Aspinal of London
Flats Jon Joseph
2 - Houndstooth Bouclé Jacket
A houndstooth jacket can be worn with other monochrome pieces, as in this board, or to smarten up casual items, such as jeans and t-shirts. This outfit could be worn for day or evening, maybe on date night (switch the trousers for a skirt), or business meetings.
Houndstooth Jacket Mango
Houndstooth Jacket Talbots
Bag Kurt Geiger
3 - Cream Bouclé Jacket
A cream jacket is ultra stylish. For this outfit, we kept to the light neutrals: cream and beige. This looks elevated and dressy. of course, as for the other jackets, you can also pair it with casual pieces and jeans + t-shirt if you so wish.
Cream Jacket St John Collection
Ivory Jacket Mango
Bag Aspinal of London
Heels Jessica Simpson
4 - Red Bouclé Jacket
A red jacket can be fun and worn for casual days. However, as always in French Chic, these casual red jacket outfits never look frumpy, but smart casual such as in this case. Wear any day of the week, for running errands, city breaks, lunch dates or even casual Fridays. This is an outfit you will often see on French women. Will you try it?
I hope you enjoyed these outfit boards. Which jacket and board is your favourite?
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