Britannia Rules for The Country Girl

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September 19, 2008 12:00 AM
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Brittania Rules

RULE 1:
Tart up your tartan with a flimsy fabric.

On red-haired model: Dress, $3095, D&G; necklace, $65, Lucky Brand. On gray-haired model: Coat, price upon request, Alexander McQueen; tank, $17, American Apparel; skirt, $3998, Ralph Lauren Collection; necklace, $125, Lucky Brand; dark ring, $38, Monet Jewelry.

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RULE 2: Climb out of your color rut: Mix berries and browns.
Coat, $495, Max&Co.; top, $145, Ralph Lauren Blue Label; skirt, $298, Tommy Hilfiger; boots, $800, Cesare Paciotti; hat, $142, Hat Attack; tights, $14.50, DKNY.

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RULE 3: Tug at heartstrings in romantic bow blouses.
Coat, $2835, Gaultier Puissance Deux; vest, $149, Lauren by Ralph Lauren; bow blouse, $298, Tommy Hilfiger; pants, $252, Carolina Aubele; boots, $169, Eddie Bauer; ribbon pin, $220, Subversive Jewelry by Justin Giunta. On hair: Dove Body & Lift Volumizing Mousse with Natural Movement.

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RULE 4: Try a soft-sell approach in velvet and chiffon.
Blazer, $168, J.Crew; bow blouse, $69, Banana Republic; hat, $300, Still Life. On lips: Maybelline New York Mineral Power Healthy Natural Lipcolor in Healthy Rose.

Brittania Rules

Dress, $3995, Peter Som; wellies, $115, Hunter Boots; necklace, $1400, Subversive Jewelry by Justin Giunta; bracelets, $300 to $500 each, House of Lavande.

Brittania Rules

Pink ring, $64, Erika Pea; silver horse necklace, $275, Pretty Black; gold chain with locket, $170, Isaac Manevitz for Ben-Amun; pearl necklace with rhinestone pendant, $175, R.J. Graziano; pearl and amber necklace, $1200, House of Lavande; double-strand necklace with charms, $150, Sequin; rose ring, $145, Jill Jacobson; blue pearl necklace, $995, Alexis Bittar; gold medallion necklace, $600, House of Lavande; charm necklace, $92, Lucky Brand.

Brittania Rules

Hats ruled the runways this fall for boys...

Brittania Rules

... and girls!

Brittania Rules

Belted jacket, $129.50, American Eagle Outfitters; skirt, $175, J.Crew; wellies, $115, Hunter Boots; bag, $398, MICHAEL Michael Kors; gloves, $150, Carolina Amato.

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RULE 5: If your look's too prim, rubber boots are a lifesaver.
Belted jacket, $129.50, American Eagle Outfitters; skirt, $175, J.Crew; wellies, $115, Hunter Boots; bag, $375, Banana Republic; brooch, $213, Kenneth Jay Lane; gloves, $150, Carolina Amato.

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RULE 6: Put a little argyle in your style - start with socks.
Faux-fur vest, $168, Express; top, $128, Splendid; pants, $54.50, Gap; shoes, $770, Fendi; socks, $8, Foot Traffic.

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RULE 7: Ride high in sassy cropped trou and a peplum jacket.
Jacket, $290, Lauren by Ralph Lauren; top, $49.50, Ann Taylor Loft; pants, $365, Rebecca & Drew; boots, $1395, Dolce & Gabbana; hat, price upon request, Carolina Herrera; pocket watch, $1695, Tissot; socks, $14, B.ella.

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RULE 8: A stack-up of textures shows nonchalant chic.
Coat, $8995, Burberry Prorsum; dress, $475, Karen Walker; booties, $220, Maxstudio.com; necklace, $464, Lizzie Fortunato Jewels; tights, $12.50, Hue.

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RULE 9: Three's a crowd - except when it comes to mixing plaids.
Vest, bow blouse, pants, hat, prices upon request, Carolina Herrera; shoes, $415, Church's.

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RULE 10: Dream big in a voluminous patterned dress.
Dress, $3395, scarf, $495, belt, $295, Dolce & Gabbana; shoes, $380, D&G.

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RULE 11: Take the skirt suit to the max in black plaid.
Jacket, $2998, skirt, $3998, Ralph Lauren Collection; top, $48, Gap; boots, $375, Cole Haan; hat, $345, Kokin; tie, $45, Tommy Hilfiger; gloves, $300, Carolina Amato.

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RULE 12: A-hunting we shall go - for new mod menswear.
Vest, $149, Lauren by Ralph Lauren; jumper, $160, Built By Wendy; turtleneck, $19.50, Old Navy; boots, $387, Cynthia Vincent Shoes; hat, $1295, Kokin; scarf, $95, Vera Scarves; brooch, $475, Miriam Haskell; tights, $12.50, Hue. On taxidermy: necklace, $1200, House of Lavande.