There is nothing more timeless than a gorgeous tweed fabric with its endless variations of textures and colours. It gives a true classic elegance to any design, ideal for the fall and winter months. This season, Collectif released their own spin on the traditional tweed by combining a classic charcoal and black with a hint of sparkle. Luckily for all of us, they created a variety of styles in this fabulous sparkle tweed. Since I am a sucker for the classic 1950s circle skirts, I simply could not pass up the Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt paired with the Teal Tessa Knitted Top.
Available in sizes 6-22UK ~ On Sale Now Skirt £31.25 & Top £19.25
Time after time, I find Collectif’s sizing to remain very consistent to their size guides as I haven’t had any sizing mishaps to date. Based on my current measurements (bust 36″, waist 28″), I fit right in line with their size 10 (Small). From the moment my parcel arrived, I was immediately smitten with the charcoal and black woven lurex sparkle tweed…it is such a magnificent combination! The Tessa Knitted Top has ample stretch to hug your figure flawlessly. The fit was spot on for the Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt and has ample breathing room since my waist tends to fluctuate. Although this might look like your average 1950s vintage circle skirt, the Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt features POCKETS, is fully lined and comes with a leather look thin belt. The Tessa Knitted Top features a classic off the shoulder fold over collar, with three-quarter sleeves and cropped body. At 5′-4″ tall, the skirt hemline measures 30.5 inches in length.
This Collectif duo is sure to become a staple in any wardrobe, the options to mix and match are boundless. I personally find I gravitate more towards separates through the fall and winter months, allowing me to create new looks for every occasion. The heavy fabric of the Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt really gives this design lots of body and structure, very reminiscent of vintage Dior. If you love the look of vintage two piece suits, I highly recommend pairing it with the matching Heather Jacket or Diana Blazer. Since I often shy away from the colour black, the Tessa Knitted Top in teal is a wonderful pop of colour and still classic together. The subtle lurex sparkle tweed is charming and not in your face shimmer.
When pairing the Teal Tessa Knitted Top and Rosie Sparkle Tweed Skirt together, I opted to play up the sparkle with my Splendette Starburst Bangles in clear and teal. I wavered between knee high boots or classic pumps, both looked fabulous with the ensemble. For a more glam feel, I felt the pumps were the right choice but I’ll be wearing stiletto boots for work attire. To maintain an authentic vintage touch, I would not recommend adding a petticoat.
If you come across a fabulous tweed fabric, it is difficult not to want more than just one design. Seeing as I loved the Rosie Skirt so much…I recently picked up the Rita Sparkle Tweed Trousers during Collectif’s annual end of season sale. Luckily for all of you, these pieces are now on clearance and you can score great clothing for a bargain! Make sure to enter to win a £75 Collectif Gift Voucher in our 5th Anniversary Giveaway by clicking HERE!