British Invasion

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This season, the runways were stocked with rich textures, luxe leathers, and tweeds distinguished enough for royalty. No matter what your professional arena may be, you can interpret the trend in the way that suits you.

by Elizabeth Doyle

September 1, 2011

Tweed Jacket
The Twin Cities’ ever-changing weather makes the transitional fall temperatures a wardrobe predicament. One solution: pairing the tweed jacket’s classic silhouette with a crisp button-down shirt and impeccably tailored trousers for cool September mornings. You can maintain outfi t integrity when losing the jacket in the warm afternoons. Herringbone tweed jacket, at J. Crew and, $198

Classic Brogue
This blucher cap-toe is downright eye-catching and sharpens the look of any outfit. Execs, wear them as is. Warehouse District creatives, try swapping out the traditional monochromatic laces for a brighter pair. Sanford brogue cap-toe, at Allen Edmonds City Center and, $325

Colorful Socks

Pick a pair of patterned socks to add a little color without being too fl ashy. Plus, the cashmere fabric will keep toes warm in cooler weather. Socks by Pantherella, at Hubert White and, $70

Houndstooth Tie
The nubby wool tie is the perfect nod to the fall weather. Pair a Windsor knot with a spread-collar shirt for a high-toned gentry effect, or with a chambray shirt for an Americana spin on the Brit staple. Tie by Hammer-Made, at the Galleria and, $59.50


Soak up the last few patioworthy happy hours in style with this fall’s “it” bag—roomy enough for a make-up case, iPad, and even a light sweater. Purse by Mulberry, at OPM and, $1,300

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