IN&OUTTONIGHT W HETHER youre a rock chick or a preppy prin- cess, youre bound to be on the hunt for a per- fect autumn jacket. Not only is a state- ment blazer the quickest way to wind- proof your summer wardrobe, but its also a great opportunity to experi- ment with a punch of colour or a print. Youll be spoilt for choice this season -- whether youre after a sharp-shouldered jacket, a boyfriend blazer, tweed, houndstooth print, an embellished look or a preppy version with a crest, the high street has no shortage of offerings. For simple, chic options (mainly in grey and black), head to Zara. Its sharp- shoulder jacket (99) is a dead ringer for the Balmain runway version and costs a fraction of the price. Perfect with jeans and a pair of heels, think of it as the 2009 version of a biker jacket. If youre after a boyfriend blazer, go no further than New Look, where there are plenty of styles on offer, including leopard print, sequined and pinstriped versions, starting at 20. Topshop also has a large selection. Make a statement in the fuchsia or turquoise shoulder-padded boyfriend blazer by Unique (95) or try the grey houndstooth blazer for the office followed by a night out (65). For preppy blazers in bright colours and checks, try Boden. Its slim-fitting velvet version (which comes in navy and purple, 69) knocks off two trends at once, as velvet is one of the biggest fabrics for autumn. If youre after the preppy university look, go to Hollister (its navy pinstripe blazer is 94) or Jack Wills, where youll find a few tweed options for 229. You could also take advice from one of our Street Style g i rl s, wh o r u m m a g e d through her mums closet and found a fabulous blazer from the Eighties. For a real designer job, try (there is a gorgeous YSL blazer on the site for 400 at the moment). Or have a dig around in charity shops such as Marie Curie and Oxfam, because blazers in bright colours (often with exaggerated shoulders) tend to be a frequent staple there, and can look fabulous if theyre properly styled. Most importantly, make sure the shape is right and you feel comfort- able -- you never know what will be having a fashion moment 20 years from now. FASHION SPY By Louise Roe SIXSUPER ankle boots Beatrail blazerfor autumn fashion O N THE way from Burberrys show to its party last week (everybody walked the few blocks en masse -- Horseferry Roads never seen so many expensive high heels), someone gave me a huge number 72 with Jimmy Choo written on it, asking me to hold it for a photo. Random stuff seems to happen during London Fashion Week, so I held it and gave it a kiss. The stunt was in aid of Project PEP, I later found out, a one-off shoe collection donating 25 per cent of net sales to Elton Johns Aids Foundation. To help the campaign log on to and upload a AjacketISrequiredforstyle STREETSTYLEInassociationwithSpecsavers JUNGLE PRINT 45, FLORAL PRINT 59.50, Dr Martens HEELED ANKLE 280, Pedro Garcia at my- BUTTONS 765, Christian Louboutin at Net-A-Porter CANVAS 20, New Look CREPE SOLE 85, Topshop BY JENNIFER BARTON Blazer glory: TV presenter and model Alexa Chung does preppy with panache 26 Thursday, 1 October 2009 London Lite index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html