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The pink tweed jacket was made popular primarily by Coco Chanel herself, and you can trust that it will never go out of style. As long as the jacket fits your body properly, this must-have wardrobe piece is incredibly versatile -- a surprising basic that you can wear over anything from a cotton tee-shirt to a wispy gown (depending on the event you'll be attending). A pink tweed jacket can instantly class up any ensemble, so next time you're in a rush, throw this on before you zoom out the door. You'll look like a million bucks within a matter of seconds.
When in doubt, go with a matching pink tweed dress underneath that pink tweed jacket, though it's important that they be part of the same set instead of a mismatched pairing. This forever stylish suit can take you from the office to a wedding, and you can prevent tweed fabric overload by making sure the dress is on the shorter side (but not a super mini). Japanese actress Rinko Kikuchi donned a light pink tweed suit with a to-the-knee pencil dress, a matching cropped jacket with buttons and an upturned collar to the Chanel Haute Couture Show in 2010. She wisely kept the look from appearing too sweet by adding some black patent platform pumps and a bold red lipstick -- the perfect balance of toughness and chic.
A pink tweed jacket can still work for someone whose style is on the edgier side. A pink tweed jacket goes well with a very preppy outfit, but it also works with one that includes a cool, cotton logo tee-shirt (with perhaps a metal stud here or there). Singer Beyonce was photographed out to dinner in Los Angeles in 2010, wearing a black graphic tee-shirt with pink heart detail and long layered necklaces underneath a pink tweed plaid jacket. Although she mixed up fabrics and styles of clothing within one outfit, it worked because of the simple and mostly neutral color palette -- white, black, denim (her cutoff short shorts) and pink. Throw in one more color, and the outfit would instantly look over-the-top.
Meeting the beau's parents for the first time? Or on your way to a dressy cocktail hour? Go for a pale-hued dress underneath your pink tweed jacket, like Kate Middleton did when she visited Prince Edward Island, Canada. She looked the epitome of royalty, stepping off the plane with Prince William in a cream-colored, above-the-knee dress with cinched-in waist, and a boxy, open pink tweed jacket with three-quarter length sleeves. With matching cream-hued shoes, the overall look is light, easy breezy and comfortable. It's best to go lighter in color more often than not when wearing a dress (which has more fabric than just a shirt) with a jacket this pale and this pink. Darker tones like black or navy will look too heavy and out of place.
Whether it's time to dress up for a formal event or dress down for an informal event, this reliable jacket undoubtedly will do its job -- even when it comes to an occasion that's in-between. Actress Cameron Diaz was spotted at the 2010 photo call for "Bad Teacher" in Madrid, wearing a white, silk romper jumpsuit and red belt, with a longer boyfriend tweed blazer in flamingo pink. The combination of red, white and pink looks incredibly fresh and perfectly appropriate for spring or early summer. When you go for a jacket that's a little on the longer side like this one, it's best to have a taller frame and leaner silhouette (like Diaz) so it can hang on you properly and not overwhelm your figure.