oh, to be British!

Like it or not, there comes a time when you want to look like a grown-up.  A cool, collected, together, super-awesome grown-up.  Enter Burberry Prorsum, the label that consistently injects a bit of adult thrill into its staples.

For Pre-Fall, their outfits are frankly exceptional.  Black power slacks are redone with bell bottoms.  Crystal armor covers the shoulders of staple trenches and sweaters.  And silk dresses get plunging necklines and hemlines, assuring they're both sexy and balanced. 

We pulled our favorite pieces below.  If you start saving now, by the time they hit stores - in July 2011 - you can actually buy them.