Wednesday 26 October 2016

Get the look: Jenny Buckley

Published 08/02/2016 | 02:30

Perfect styling: Jenny Buckley. Photo: VIP.
Perfect styling: Jenny Buckley. Photo: VIP.
€1,066, Alaia,
€190, Carvela, Brown Thomas.
€19.95, New Look.
€265, Theory, Brown Thomas.
€385, Victoria Victoria Beckham, Brown Thomas.
€49.95, Only
€7.95, Zara
€185, Loulerie,
Bangles, from €499 each, Loulerie,
€9.99, Parfois.
Bangle, €35, Newbridge Silverware.

It's February. We're ready to start getting a bit dressed-up again. And this look from Jenny Buckley, the anchor of UTV's new show-business show The Pulse, is just the thing.

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Essentially, it's a black top and trousers, which is a nice, easy option. Then over that, a classic tuxedo jacket - Jenny's champagne-hued version is a welcome change from the usual black. It provides just the sort of supportive tailoring we need  to ease ourselves out of winter layers and back to more streamlined looks.

She's styled it perfectly - the suede boots and Debbie Harry-ish, messy, side-parted hair remove any possiblity of the outfit looking banal.


Question: I have started a new job, and it requires a certain amount of travel.  I am looking for a black or brown leather tote, which can fit an iPad and all I need for a day trip. It needs to be hard-wearing, comfortable to carry, and, ideally, fairly simple and discreet, as I'll be attending meetings and don't want anything too fashion-y.

Answer: Mulberry bag is the ultimate timeless designer-bag label if you want to treat yourself to something really special. Its Cara Delevingne bag in brown leather, €1,295, Brown Thomas, is a totally grown-up, classic tote, with a three-way carrying system: by hand, over the shoulder, or as a backpack - a great idea for spreading the weight on a long, tiring day. It's best to go for bags with some sort of structure; anything too soft will look battered and squelchy in no time. River Island has a good leather-look structured tote, in black, €55. Arnotts has a Lulu Guinness tote, €475; this bag is classic in style, totally plain, and is in beautiful black leather.

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