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Monday 26 September 2016

Get the look: Roz Purcell

Published 07/09/2015 | 02:30

Roz Purcell
Roz Purcell
€59.99, H&M
€195, Joseph, Brown Thomas
€9.99, New Look
€90, James Perse, Brown Thomas
€38, Topshop
€162, Michael Kors, Harvey Nichols
€33, Topshop
€65, Carvela, Brown Thomas
€24, Red Herring, Debenhams
€185, Dolce & Gabbana, Brown Thomas
€35, Warehouse
€79.95, Zara

Normally, we're not keen on the bomber/varsity-jacket trend. It tends to look a bit gimmicky, and a shade hipsterish.

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But Roz Purcell has managed to pull it off nicely here. Sticking with an almost  all-black palette was a great idea. And, as Roz has done here, it's best to avoid versions of the jacket that look like they might have come from an American jock's wardrobe.

Stylemma

Dear Stylemma,

Question: Have you any advice on leather jackets for women over 50?  What are the dos and don'ts? I am young at heart!

Answer: Our main tip would be to treat yourself to something really beautiful. Avoid cheap, gimmicky looks, or anything with too much studding or other metalwork. So if you're going for a biker jacket, go expensive. Ideally, we'd recommend a waterfall-style (draped-front) jacket. Go for nappa leather - it's paper-thin - rather than heavy, bulky styles. And wear your jacket with something contrasting - maybe over a silk dress, or with a beautifully tailored pair of trousers. Look in the All Saints boutique in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre in Dublin. Or, for something really special, check out Irish designer JOD, see jodclothing.com, and go for a custom-made jacket.

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