Trend Watch: Textured Tweed on the Spring Runways

You may think of them as wintery fabrics, but tweeds got a spring-ready makeover on the runways this season.

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Nubby tweeds are typically thought of as fall and winter fabrics, but designers incorporated the classic material into spring-ready ensembles. Oscar de la Renta's sassy skirt suit, for example, was executed in a white tweed and finished with neon ribbons and bead work.
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Tory Burch's baby-blue tweed jumper had an innocent, even naive look styled with a matching cropped blazer and white loafers.
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Dolce & Gabbana added luxe crystal embellishments to the collar, hem, and lapel of this sophisticated tweed shift and matching overcoat.
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Topshop
Topshop's ladylike overcoat in pale peach tweed has a cool, mod-inspired appeal, from the Peter Pan collar to subtle pleating along the front. $150 at Topshop.
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A classic charcoal tweed jacket was given a modern twist at Theyskens' Theory, where it was finished with a subtle metallic sheen.
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At DKNY, a classic motorcycle jacket gets a bold new look with mixed purple tweeds, matching pencil skirt and big, floppy cap.
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J.Crew
With just a hint of shimmer and a cool, folded-in lapel, J.Crew's golden tweed jacket is the perfect way to dress up a work outfit this spring. $595 at J.Crew.
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Roland Mouret's elegant mermaid-hem pencil skirt in cream and gray tweed went down the runway with a matching blouse and charcoal bra top.
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Juxtaposed against the sporty separates and techie materials, Rag & Bone offered slim motorcycle jackets executed in a traditional, nubby blue tweed.
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Net-a-Porter
A soft tweedy texture tempers the bold, acid-green hue of this Lanvin pencil skirt. $1195 at Net-a-Porter.
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Of course, when most people think of little tweed jackets, they immediately think of Chanel. This season, the French house updated the signature piece with mesmerizing pearl textures and shimmery white sequins.
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Sporty and fun, Lela Rose added gray tweed panels to the front of a simple leather-sleeved bomber jacket.
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ASOS
Add a pop of tweedy texture to your spring wardrobe with House of Holland's cheeky burnt-orange shorts. $114.81 at ASOS.
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Tweeds even cropped up on a number of spring accessories, including Dior's dainty chain-strap satchel in porclain blue.
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Peter Som gave tweed separates a fresh new look for spring, adding panels of the soft material to clean, minimalist silhouettes like this stark collarless coat.
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