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How to wear fall's ubiquitous tweed without looking like you were scrounging around in Granny's attic? Don't wear it head-to-toe, and choose pieces with non-fusty details, like leather and sequins.

A tweed jacket isn't stuffy when paired with jeans and a tee.

Jacket, Jones New York Collection, $229,
tweed skirt

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This skirt looks great on all figures—the black side panels visually carve out an hourglass shape.

Rafaella, $58,
tweed jacket

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Sparkly paillettes make a rough-edged jacket both hip and evening-worthy.

Chico's, $159,
tweed purse

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Jolts of hot pink and a trapeze shape modernize a tweed bag.

Coach, $548,
tweed pullover

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Effortlessly chic: A tweed pullover combines fashion-forward leather touches and a relaxed shape.

Etienne Aigner, $995,
tweed jacket

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The key to wearing tweed is finding pieces in modern shades and silhouettes, like this fantastic suit by Jaclyn Smith (available at The fabric is a flattering combo of dusty rose, pink, and navy, and the jacket and pencil skirt are sleek, not boxy. My jaw dropped when I found out the price: At just $55, this suit is one trend you can try without breaking the bank.

To take this look from day to evening, just lose the jacket and trade the bag for a sparkly clutch.

Blouse, Attention, $23, Embossed leather bag, Rebecca Minkoff, $395, Heels, Nine West, $89,
office tweed

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A shaped knit in the same color family makes mixing prints easy.

Sweater, French Connection, $138, Indigo, Tennessee, 901-755-6909. Leather bag, Botkier, $495, Stacked heels, Charles David, $285,
tweed jacked

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A whimsical top and rolled jeans keep this look playful.

Top, Ann Taylor, $38, Jeans, Isaac Mizrahi Jeans, $80, Bloomingdale's, 800-555-7467. Top-handle cross-body, Tory Burch, $550, . Patent leather flats, Coye Nokes, $285,

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