Coco a gogo

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 April, 2004, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 April, 2004, 12:00am

A ladylike air ran through the spring/summer catwalk collections, with designers such as Marc Jacobs, Moschino, Luella and, of course, Chanel fine-tuning Coco's trademark tweed jacket in candy colours or with funky, frayed edges. ISABELLE-MARIE CREAC'H shows you how to mix and match it with your favourite separates on a shoestring budget.

Casual chic

Team tweed with jeans or mannish cotton pants and a casual T-shirt. Loop a scarf around your waist and sport a shopper bag for that weekend-on-the-Riviera look.

Pink tweed jacket ($2,250) from Momento, Pacific Place, Admiralty, tel: 2845 7900

Cotton vest top ($499) and sunglasses ($175) from Mango, Level One, IFC Mall, tel: 2295 3262

Stripey cotton handbag ($328) from Morgan, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2506 1368

White cotton sailor pants ($890) from CK Jeans, Harbour City, TST, tel: 2117 0070

Straw hat ($120) from Marks & Spencer, Ocean Centre, Harbour City, TST, tel: 2926 3346

Leather and cork wedge sandals ($495) from Marks & Spencer

Silk scarf ($180) from Pedder Red, Times Square, Causeway Bay, tel: 2118 3581

Flirty florals

Tweed gets flirty with flouncy frills and feminine florals. Accessorise with sparkly heels and jewellery for a night out.

Tweed jacket ($2,250) from Moiselle, Queensway Plaza, Admiralty, tel: 2866 2061

Green floral chiffon dress ($1,650) by Madrilena from Momento

Blue metallic slingback sandals ($1,100) from Pedder Red

Silver frilled clutch bag ($550) from Pedder Red

Beaded necklace ($780) from Episode, Entertainment Building, Queen's Road Central, tel: 2921 2010

Hoop earrings ($175) from Marks & Spencer

Office girl

Make a statement in head-to-toe tweed, pulling the look together with an understated business bag and high heels - essential for streamlining the silhouette.

Aqua tweed jacket with frayed edges ($1,999), matching skirt ($1,299) and pink chiffon tie-neck shirt ($899) from Moiselle

Beige mock crocodile shoulder bag ($445) and pumps with flower clip ($695) from Nine West, 43 Peking Road, TST, tel: 2926 3010

Faux pearl bracelet ($150) and necklace ($175) from Marks & Spencer

Hair and makeup: Emma Lee

Assistant stylist: Sam Nevill

Model: Nausicaa at Model Genesis