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Trendy in Tweed

Once exclusively the domain of countryside types, tweed has enjoyed a mainstream revival thanks to the trend for all things heritage. Here’s how to look stylish in tweed for a day at the races…
 
Blazer Trail
For a traditional take on the tweed look, go for classic outerwear. Men can’t go wrong with investing in a timeless blazer complete with elbow patches from quintessential English brand Barbour (£249). Ladies should go for a more modern take on this trend with this oversized Diane Von Furstenberg Vincent blazer (£545), perfect for layering up underneath when it gets chilly out on the racecourse.
Tweed blazer, £249, by Barbour, 0800 009 988
 

Fancy Feet
For footwear solutions to match your tweed look, think equestrian. Riding boots are a stylish staple for the heritage-inclined dresser. Women can go for knee-length riding boots from Dune (£139), they’re not only on-trend but also practical. Office’s men’s Chelsea boots (£110) will quickly become an everyday essential.

Raffaele Chelsea Boot, £110, by Office, 08450 580 777

Knee-length boots, £139, by Dune, www.dune.co.uk
Stylish Separates
For a more head-to-toe look, add in a tweed separate. Ladies should try Next’s skirt with edgy zip detail (£28), the perfect companion to knee-length riding boots. For men, grey tweed trousers from Burton (£70) will ensure your race-day look is a dapper one.

Tweed skirt with zip, £28, by Next, www.next.co.uk
Grey tweed trousers, £70, by Burton, www.burton.co.uk
 
Add Accessories
For the finishing touch concentrate on your accessories. Ladies will find a classic leather tote bag in an elegant oak shade from NW3 by Hobbs (£189) a stylish solution for carrying around their race day essentials. Men should look to headwear; Paul Smith’s trilby hat (£115) with feather trim will top off any tweed look.
 

Leather tote, £189, NW3 by Hobbs, www.hobbs.co.ukHerringbone trilby, £115, by Paul Smith, www.mrporter.com


















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