Burberry Prorsum Fall 2010 Ad Campaign
Editorial spreads in the world's best fashion magazines are heavily featuring the ruching, shearling and ruggedly appealing Burberry Prorsum fall collection. The look is glamorous with a touch of no-nonsense, country-bound aviator. And every time I see a perfectly applied pleat or sophisticatedly layered look in the subdued color palette, I quickly realize it's Burberry.
Yet, how many of us are living on a Burberry budget? Sure, it's beautiful to look at and dream about stomping through the English countryside in luxury apparel. But I decided to do some digging and noticed some great alternatives.
This year's Rag & Bone fall collection is so similar to Burberry Prorsum's. And while its pieces may not be exact replicas (where's the creativity in that?), they appear to be Burberry's suitable sibling and even pick up where Burberry left off with Fair Isle sweaters, tweed skirts and casual jackets.
With which coat would you rather be in the TRENCHES?
Burberry Wool Shearling Military Panel Coat from Neiman Marcus
Rag & Bone Covent Trench from Shopbop
And how about an understated yet sophisticated day-to-night dress from either brand?
Burberry Ruched Bodice Zip Dress from Neiman Marcus
Rag & Bone Beauchamp Dress from Shopbop
And I could definitely see this pair layered beneath the stylish Burberry trench...
Rag & Bone Grayling Sweater from Shopbop
But Rag & Bone isn't the only company on the same page as the Brits. Check out the shearling aviator jackets from Burberry and ADAM.
Burberry Shearling Aviator Jacket from Neiman Marcus
ADAM Aviator Jacket with Shearling Collar from Shopbop
How about this feminine lace number from Burberry and A.L.C?
Burberry Lace Panel Dress from Neiman Marcus
A.L.C. Baxter Dress from Shopbop
And everyone needs a pencil skirt, whether it's by Burberry or another popular brand...
Burberry Prorsum Plisse Pencil Skirt from Neiman Marcus
Pencey Ruched Mini Skirt
Finally, take a cue from Burberry and pair your fall dress and skirts with sharp over-the-knee boots. But keep in mind, the top of the boot should be covered by the skirt's hem. The look is sleek and sophisticated, not Julia Roberts in "Pretty Woman."
Burberry Runway High Leather Boots from Net-A-Porter
Sam Edelman Vesey Over-the-Knee Boot from Shopbop
Burberry Python Thigh-High Boot from Net-A-Porter
Dolce Vita Braeden Suede Over The Knee Boot
Taking a cue from luxury brands can be a great way to get the look for less. You can probably dig even deeper and find even more affordable alternatives to MY alternatives.
But, for now, tap into your inner Amelia Earhart and let your imagination fly away to the lush green hills of England. I'll be imagining myself in these fabulous looks created by some very stylish Brits.