When we saw An Education starring Carey Mulligan, we weren't expecting to get lesson in fashion. Based on a novel by Lynn Barber, the film takes place in England, 1961. Carey plays Jenny, a young British schoolgirl who, stifled by the tedium of adolescence, dreams of a Chanel-scented life. Though, while our eyes weren't glued to Carey and Peter Sarsgaard's electric chemistry, they were wandering to the fetching costumes that prompted this round-up. From smart prep-school uniforms to nipped floral dresses, every outfit was historically accurate but undeniably wearable. So, take a gander of our favorite three looks—maybe you'll even find that last item on your holiday wish-list!
Above, clockwise from left: Blue Nile Heart Heirloom Locket, $870, available at Blue Nile; Forever21 Floral Brushed Dress, $22.80, available at Forever21; French Connection Kitty Wool Coat, $298, available at French Connection; Leica M7 Rangefinder 35mm Camera, $4,395, available at Amazon; Mila Schon Spring Flowers Printed Silk Square Scarf, $95, available at Forzieri.
Above, clockwise from left: Prada Black and Red Striped Tie, $148, available at Bluefly; Forever21 Fab Buttoned Down Shirt, $10.50, available at Forever21; Topshop Lion Head Elastic Belt, $24, available at Topshop; Juicy Couture Velour Laptop Sleeve, $95, available at Nordstrom; French Connection Rollin Skirt, $168, available at French Connection.
Above, clockwise from left: Hope Full Skirt, $395, available at La Garconne; A.P.C. Madras Zigzag Pointelle Tights, $80, available at La Garconne; Stella McCartney Hooded Toggle Coat, $1,004, available at My Theresa; Arden B. Charm Ruffle Front Blouse, $38, available at Arden B.; Kors Harper Flat, $195, available at Shoebox.