Northern Exposure

Midwesterners should be well equipped to embrace rugged glamour.

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    Jacket ($249), by Fjall Raven, from Brightwater Clothing and Gear; jeans ($148), by Stone Blue, from Motto; throw ($139.95), from 
 Faribault Woolen Mill Co.
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    Sequin top ($395), by Haute Hippie, from Nordstrom; tweed skirt ($179), by Javier Simora, from 495 Fashion & Furniture
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    Her: Sweater ($290), from; tank top ($98), by Vince, from Neiman Marcus; slim corduroys ($78), from Ann Taylor . Him: 
Shirt ($185), by Billy Reid, from Nordstrom; vest ($199), by Filson, from BlackBlue
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    Hat ($35), by Coal Headwear, from martinpatrick3
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    Necklaces ($75–$195), by Givenchy, from Nordstrom
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    Classic plaids look modern in unexpected colors.
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    Agate ring ($150), by Charlene K, 
from Motto
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    Glitter smoking slipper ($470), by Prada, from Neiman Marcus
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    Braided cuff ($138), by C’est Joli, from StyledLife

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.

0912-GnFshn_300.jpg Gone Fishin’

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

0912-HvyLftng_300.jpgHeavy Lifting

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

0912-SttngPrtty_300.jpgSitting Pretty

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 NordstromNordstrom; 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, Askov Finlayson, 200 N. 1st St., Mpls., 612-206-3925, Banana Republic, seven metro locations including 80 S. 8th St., Mpls., 612-672-9788, BlackBlue, 614 Selby Ave., St. Paul, 651-260-5340, Brightwater Clothing and Gear, 256 Water St., Excelsior, 952-474-0256, Faribault Woolen Mill Co., 1500 2nd Ave. NW, Faribault, 507-412-5510, martinpatrick3, 212 3rd Ave. N., Ste. 106, Mpls., 612-746-5329, Midwest Mountaineering, 309 Cedar Ave. S., Mpls., 612-339-3433, Motto, 3105 Hennepin Ave. S., Mpls., 612-545-5636, Neiman Marcus, 505 Nicollet Mall, Mpls., 612-339-2600, Nordstrom, Mall of America, 952-883-2121, OPM, 3700 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, 952-567-7399, Pumpz & Co., Galleria, 952-926-2252, Red Wing Shoe Store, eight metro locations including 1750 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville, 651-488-3470, StyledLife, Galleria, 952-928-8888,