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Stylewatch: The new boyfriend blazer

Despite her recent retirement from the editor’s chair of Paris Vogue, French style icon Carine Roitfeld is more influential than ever.

She’ll probably hook up with bezzie mate Tom Ford - she was his original stylist during his Gucci days - and take over the world. Meanwhile, her judicious wearing of her husband’s line of Equipment shirts means the brand is busily leading a movement to replace the boyfriend blazer as our new favourite item to steal from the male oeuvre.

Understated and comfortable but chic, and not about to date after one season, they sum up what we’re all about these days. Somewhat pricey, but strong in the longevity factor, they’re available at BT2 stores in blush, €225, black, cream,and various neon shades.

See www.bt2.ie