Thursday, January 21, 2010

New trend: the cream tuxedo jacket

My hot tip for next season is the cream or ivory tux. I picked mine up for a jaw dropping £40, reduced from £310 from the Theory store at Bicester Village last month, so feel quite pleased with myself.

Otherwise Net a Porter has a great selection. There's Diane von Furstenberg's cream satin-trimmed wool-blend version for £380 ($425 in the US)

Diane von Furstenberg cream tuxedi

and Chloé's cream silk-blend twill jacket with a transparent crystal-embellished lapels and bold structured shoulders for £1458 ($2500 in the US)

Chloe cream tuxedo

Topshop have an 80s inspired shawl collar tux jacket for £65 ($135 in the US)

Topshop shawl collar tux jacket

This isn't a tux, but for a more lightweight riff on the cream jacket, I really love Isabella Oliver 365's ivory crepe de chine jacket, which is an amazing £74.50 in their sale.

Isabella Oliver 365