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A closer look: English Rose

English RoseThe second of our wonderful Winter patterns is English Rose, our nod to a life spent roaming the romantic English countryside and a genteel state of mind. Trend Reporter Liz elaborates:

Winter 2012: English Rose

What it looks like …

“English Rose is a chintz-inspired pattern incorporating a range of fall foliage hues on a chocolate ground. Mulberry, plum and dusty rose collide in layers of delicate petals on cabbage rose blooms, while hints of kelly green and turquoise suggest that spring is on the way. Inside, you’ll find a miniature print mimicking the traditional outer color.”

What inspired it …

“This print is the traditional side of luxury – think dapper English gentlemen, distinguished gatherings, oil paintings, styles trimmed in leather, English manors and the countryside.”

How to wear it …

“When it comes to an everyday look, it’s all about layers! I’m picturing preppy, cable-knit sweaters with button-down shirts underneath, denim or corduroy with tall riding boots; in a nutshell, our Co-founder Barbara Bradley Baekgaard’s classic style. Transition this color to evening by pairing it with a tailored wide leg pant and blazer (go for the leather elbow patches), or a skirt with leggings and boots or flats, and a sweater with a collared button-down underneath.”

See the inspiration in pictures. Visit our English Rose board on Pinterest.

Shop Winter online and in stores when it arrives Friday, November 2.

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