Escape To The Country With The Best Women’s Tweed From Magee 1866
It’s just not winter if you’re not wearing tweed! From colour-rich tartan minis to timeless check coats, discover our favourite women’s pieces from heritage brand, Magee 1866.
Escaping to the countryside has always made for an idyllic winter’s day out, particularly if you’re a city dweller. But never before has it been so fashionable. Right now, just one look at your social media feed and you’ll see oodles of influencers who have traded in their usual city building backdrops for the greener pastures of Soho Farm, the rolling hills of Hampstead Heath and regional destinations that get them off the grid (albeit temporarily). There’s no denying the appeal of a pub’s open fire or a stroll across the frosty fields to put a positive spin on the season.
But you can’t turn up for a country jaunt in your pavement-appropriate pumps and a light leather jacket. Such an occasion calls for us to draw inspiration from our surroundings, and immerse ourselves in heritage designs, rural fabrics and nature-inspired shades. And what better represents true countryside chic than tweed? Everywhere we turn, influencers are donning their finest check overcoats, tartan tweed dresses and herringbone midi skirts to put them in the mood. And luckily, we know exactly where to look for the finest…
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Magee 1866, a family-owned clothing and lifestyle brand hailing from Ireland’s Donegal, has over 150 years experience in designing, weaving and tailoring heritage styles - including their signature tweed. They use the finest of yarns – cashmere, lambswool, alpaca, silk and linen - to create men and women’s apparel and home furnishing that encompasses everything from the colour to durability of their distinctly rural surroundings. And better still, while they hail from the countryside, their contemporary designs are totally fit for city living. Think chic check coats, tailored wide leg trousers and trending high-neck blouses that are the perfect match for this season’s leather trouser obsession. Add some toasty knitwear and a tweed midi skirt or two, and you've got yourself the perfect pastoral wardrobe, wherever you may be.
Feeling the need for tweed? From women’s tweed coats and blazers to tweed dresses and skirts, keep scrolling to see our favourite women’s pieces from the collection. Perfect for your next trip to the sticks.
1. Magee 1866 Red and Grey Alexa Donegal Tweed Coat
This graphic oversized glen check overcoat, featuring a bold red and grey check in a “Saint Bridget’s Cross” print, is the perfect example of where country style meets modern city design. A tailored fit contrasts with comfortable raglan sleeves and a super-soft wool blend finish, making it the perfect everyday winter coat. This will look equally as good with an Aran knit and blue boyfriend denim on the weekend as it will with a sharp suit trouser and shirt for the office.
2. Magee 1866 Brown Moyne Checked Donegal Tweed Jacket
Suiting has been one of this year's defining women's trends and, with this Brown Moyne Check Tweed combo, it's easy to see why. The soft shoulder pads and louche fit puts a casual spin on traditionally formal, masculine tailoring, meaning you don't need to save this for working hours. Just add trainers and a high neck polo top to put an urban twist on this luxury design. We'll also be styling the pieces solo for maximum wear: the blazer with dark jeans, and those wide strides with one of the brand's gorgeous Liberty print blouses.
3. Magee 1866 Black & White Emma Herringbone Donegal Tweed Coat
Everyone needs a super sharp and smart coat for the office, and this is it. But smart doesn't have to mean boring - the Emma Coat feels super cool and contemporary thanks to its boyfriend style and relaxed fit. Plus, crafted from the finest herringbone tweed, you know it'll see you through this winter and everyone to come. And as for that monochrome finish? It literally goes with everything - win.
4. Magee 1866 Pink Carey Donegal Tweed Skirt
This hot pink Donegal Tweed Carey cropped skirt is our new winter essential. Featuring a chic velvet waistband and versatile length, just add a chunky cream high neck jumper, brilliantly black tights and ankle boots for a sweet country-inspired look. Feeling it? Double the heritage vibe with the matching jacket to instantly upgrade your look from Sunday pub lunch to Monday morning meeting.
5. Magee 1866 Patchwork Linsford Herringbone Donegal Tweed Coat
Not all check coats were created equal. This patchwork Donegal Tweed checked Linsford coat - made from 100% wool -puts a vibrant twist on cold weather dressing. As with all Magee 1866 tweed, the premium cloth is woven in Donegal, Ireland at the brand's own mill so you can tell just by the feel that it's the kind of luxurious quality that last for years.
December 05 2019 by Camilla Hunt