Disregard the dress code. Wear rain boots in the sun. Don a pretty dress for a walk in the woods. Heck, wear the boots and dress together. Rugged glamour is the runway edict this fall, and it’s one that we midwesterners should be well equipped to embrace.
You can’t call a girl impractical
when she’s wearing wellies. An
oversized sweater is a fall must-have, but don’t dismiss the dress!
On her: Poppy dress ($1,295), by Lela Rose, from Nordstrom
; alpaca blend cardigan ($495), by Duffy, from OPM
; flower belt ($28), from Nordstrom
; wellies ($150), by Hunter, from Pumpz & Co.
On him: Jacket ($395), by Woolrich, from Askov Finlayson
; vest ($24.99), by Merona, from Target; shirt ($210), by Levi’s, and jeans ($275), by Raleigh, both from BlackBlue
; heritage boots ($229.99), from Red Wing Shoe Store
; paddles ($185 each), by Sanborn Canoe Co., from Askov Finlayson
Practical looks pulled together when you add a smart vest,
great boots, and the essential colored cords.
On her: Fur-lined vest ($125), from Banana Republic
; shirt ($1,190), by
eskandar, from Neiman Marcus
; corduroys ($22.99), by Mossimo, from Target;
riding boots ($495), by Tory Burch, from Pumpz & Co.
On him: Crewneck
($90), by Levi’s, from BlackBlue
; jeans ($215), by 3Sixteen, from martinpatrick3
Gear: Scandinavian forest ax ($128.95), by Gransfors Bruk Sweden,
from Midwest Mountaineering
; Rucksack No. 21 ($189), by Fjall
Raven, from Brightwater Clothing and Gear
Let those leather pants see
the sun. Mix textures, moods, and designer with discount.
Sweater ($395), by Isabel Marant Etoile, and leather pants ($1,150), by Vince, both from Nordstrom
Nordstrom; chambray shirt ($19.99), by Merona, from Target; Cece rubber boots ($195), by Hunter, from Pumpz & Co.
Cozy can be glamorous when you layer on the cashmere.
Cashmere tunic ($350), by Duffy, from OPM
; orange sleeveless dress
($27.99), by Merona, from Target; Cable knit socks ($100), by Made By,
from 495 Fashion & Furniture; Mill Street blanket ($299.95 for
queen size), from Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
Credits: Models: Kate Potter & Jonathan Florence, both with Wehmann Models & Talent Beauty Styling: Ingrid Kent, Wehmann Models & Talent Fashion Assistants: Stephani Bloomquist, Deven Hopp Photography Details: Katherine Harris
Fashion Credits: 495 Fashion & Furniture, 495 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-414-0274 Ann Taylor, six metro locations including Rosedale Center, 651-638-3015, anntaylor.com Askov Finlayson, 200 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-206-3925, askovfinlayson.com Banana Republic, seven metro locations including 80 S. 8th St., Mpls., 612-672-9788, bananarepublic.gap.com BlackBlue, 614 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-260-5340, blkblu.com Brightwater Clothing and Gear, 256 Water St., Excelsior, 952-474-0256, brightwater-excelsior.com Faribault Woolen Mill Co., 1500 2nd Ave. NW, Faribault, 507-412-5510, faribaultmill.com martinpatrick3, 212 3rd Ave. N., Ste. 106, Mpls., 612-746-5329, martinpatrick3.com Midwest Mountaineering, 309 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-339-3433, midwestmtn.com Motto, 3105 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-545-5636, shopmotto.com Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600, neimanmarcus.com Nordstrom, Mall of America, 952-883-2121, nordstrom.com OPM, 3700 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-567-7399, opmboutique.com Pumpz & Co., Galleria, 952-926-2252, pumpzco.com Red Wing Shoe Store, eight metro locations including 1750 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville, 651-488-3470, redwingshoes.com StyledLife, Galleria, 952-928-8888, styledlife.com