British Invasion Style

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” with these 10 pieces.

Bostonista |

The British aren’t coming. The British are here.

This Sunday (Feb. 9) marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ famed appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” Since then, our friends across the pond have given us the Rolling Stones, model sensation Twiggy, “Love Actually,” Royals fever, and a keen appreciation for the wonders of afternoon tea (try the high tea and scones at the Four Seasons’ Bristol Lounge to feel just like Her Majesty).

But the Brits have invaded more than our collective pop culture; they’ve also influenced our style (see: the just-opened L.K. Bennett pop-up store in Copley Place, as well as Jack Wills, Ted Baker, and other U.K. brands on Newbury Street). Embrace the trend—and fete the Fab Four—with these British fashion exports and British-inspired goodies. —Samantha Pickette