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How To Wear A Tweed Jacket The Cara Delevingne Way

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On Mon. night, a bevy of impeccably dressed celebs flocked to New York City eatery Balthazar to attend the 14th Annual Tribeca Film Festival Artists Dinner. The soirée, hosted by Chanel, drew in the likes of style muses and perennial cool girls, Zoey Deutch, Chloë Sevigny, and Cara Delevingne, to name a few, who all showed up in designs from the iconic French fashion house. Covetable outfits aside, there was also one important style lesson to be learned from the attendees: how to wear a tweed jacket in an edgier way this year.

Deutch took a slightly more traditional route with her tweed blazer, pairing it with a coordinating skirt, top, and handbag, but her dark-red lipstick added a touch of hard edge that didn't go unnoticed. Ultimately, though, it was Delevingne's über-cool way of styling a tweed jacket that you'll want to take note of right away.

Delevingne arrived in style at the annual Chanel event, striking a pose (and showing off her outfit) for the cameras prior to heading into the restaurant for an evening of mingling. For the star-studded occasion, the model opted for an ensemble that was the perfect mix of edgy sophistication — something that's quickly become her signature.

She opted for a black tweed blazer, by Chanel, pairing the traditionally classic staple with inherently grungier elements, including leather pants, a studded belt, layered gold necklaces, and pointed-toe ankle boots. Smoky eye makeup and textured, beachy waves rounded out Delevingne's evening look effortlessly.

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It's no secret that tweed jackets have a luxe, sophisticated feel to them, but they can quickly come off as stuffy or outdated. Luckily, Delevingne has officially found the coolest (and easiest) way to wear the classic staple without it looking overly conservative. Simply pair it with leather pieces, whether it's a pair of pants or a buttery mini skirt.

Ahead, The Zoe Report handpicked the coolest tweed and leather combinations to try this season. Beware: Even if you swore off tweed for good, you might just be convinced to change your mind once you see the below finds.

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Belted Wool-Blend Tweed Peplum Jacket

$2,290

Oscar de la Renta

This tweed jacket is rendered in 2019's biggest color trend. Poppy pink hue aside, the statement waistbelt and peplum silhouette are pretty fashion-forward, too.

Almada Leather Bootcut Pants

$605

Solace London

Leather leggings will always look great with a tweed jacket, but why not switch it up and opt for a bootcut pair instead? The flared hem feels a bit more playful, too.

Peplum Blazer

$1,600

$507

Lela Rose

You can't go wrong with a tweed blazer in a pair-with-everything gray hue. Style this Lela Rose pick with a leather skirt for work and pants for a night out. Bonus: It's super on sale right now.

Faux Leather Skirt

$55

$30

Eloquii

If you don't yet own a leather pencil skirt, now may be the time to think about scooping one up. It's perfect for work and play and would look incredibly cool with a contrasting tweed jacket.

Beige Tweed Blazer

$215

Pixie Market

Tweed jackets can cost a pretty penny, but this Pixie Market find proves affordable options are out there, too. Picture this one paired with leather bike shorts and chunky white sneakers.

Faux Leather Bike Shorts

$68

Spanx

If you really want a boundary-pushing look, try pairing a beige tweed blazer with leather bike shorts. Ground the look with cool white sneakers and thin-rimmed sunglasses.