Sarah Jessica Parker

Trend Alert

17 Jan 2011

A little touch of tweed is all you need for Dubai’s cold snap

Feeling a litle less than toasty right now? We hear you! But as Dubai’s cold(ish) season kicks in, we’re looking to Hollywood for inspiration on how to keep those goosebumps at bay – and by jove, have we found it.

The tweed jacket is a firm fave with the celeb set, and when temperatures take a smidgen of a nose dive, the classic cover up is an instant go-to for ignoring that niggling nip in the air without compromising your style credentials. From Chanel’s timeless boucle wool blazer – as seen on super-chic chanteuse Florence Welsh – to SJP’S shrunken Oscar De La Renta number, a classy tweed jacket goes with literally everything, making it a super smart investment buy.

Whether you’re looking to channel Chanel chic in boucle, plumping for the country manor vibe or aiming for polished primness, the high street is teaming with tweed, but it’s all about ‘mixing not matching’ for the most modern take. Black leather skinnies add a rock and roll vibe to a traditional checked jacket, while a floral dress is perfectly finished off with a cropped cover up and a slouchy ankle boot – but avoid the twee(d)ness trap by giving pearls and flat shoes the boot (faaaar too Miss Marple) – and you and your terrific tweed will wonder how you ever lived without one another.

Three ways to wear

1. Loving the horsey brooch and the fab lining of this jacket. Great to wear with skinnies and heels.

2. A great cut and a classic colour combo – wear with a pussybow blouse for equestrian chic

3. Throw on over a floral tea dress with some Mary-Janes for a cute 1940’s vibe.