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British Invasion

07/19/2012 05:22 pm ET | Updated Sep 18, 2012

With the Summer Olympics right around the corner, I can't help but get extremely excited and in the spirit. I know I'm not alone when I say that I absolutely love watching the events on TV and sometimes even hosting themed parties is a strong possibility.

Considering the Summer Olympics this year are being held in London, I can't help but think British this and British that. If I can't be in London for them (I think my invitation must have gotten lost in the mail), I am going to at least pretend I'm there in every way I can.

British culture has impacted many parts of the world in many facets for quite some time now. From music, to fashion, to beauty, to TV shows -- and let's not forget the wedding to end all weddings last April -- and now the Olympics. Everyone seems to want to dive into the English culture deeper and deeper. People certainly seem to be infatuated with British-based trends and brands these days.

And, with that, some of my personal favorite items.

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Whatever your plans are for watching the Summer Olympics, make sure to do it in style. And if nothing else, I recommend checking out these fabulous British brands and products.

Read more fashion and styling posts from Julie Bortnick on her fashion + lifestyle blog, from prosecco to plaid.