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May 27, 2015

The Anatomy of an After 5 Outfit: Ladies’ Warm Weather Addition

The weather’s seriously warming up, days are getting longer, and we all are ready to get out in the evenings. Whether you like a more classic look or something with a little more trend, modern and stylish core pieces will create the basis for great warm weather looks for the season ahead. So, today is all about the anatomy of an after 5 outfit. With the warm weather outside, and the air-conditioned restaurants and venues you’ll be headed to inside, some key pieces will create the looks you need – especially in important black and white. They are important trend colors this season and always timeless.
Let us know what you think in the comments below. Check back tomorrow (Thursday) for the anatomy of 2 casual outfits. Whatever the occasion, we’ve got you covered.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eileen-fisher-jersey-bateau-neck-fit-flare-dress-regular-petite-online-only/3980212
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/eileen-fisher-jersey-bateau-neck-fit-flare-dress-regular-petite-online-only/3980212
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Eileen Fisher - Jersey Bateau Neck Fit & Flare Dress
Jersey Bateau Neck Fit & Flare Dress
Eileen Fisher
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The Dress (The Core Piece of the Outfit). The LBD (Little Black Dress) never goes out of style, and this Eileen Fisher version has some modern details that will become your summer go-to for dinner or cocktails. The fit-and-flare shape is the perfect silhouette for the lovely jersey fabric. It has beautiful drape, with seams that bring the dress in at the smallest part of your torso and then swings out into a flattering a-line skirt. The bateau neckline dips into a v-neckline in the back that is still bra-friendly. It’s just the kind of detail that allows this style to dress up with ease. We’re featuring the black for its never-ending versatility, but this dress comes in a beautiful jeweled blue if you prefer color. The easy fit in XXS-XL fits everyone – thank goodness, because everyone can benefit from having this dress at the ready in their closets.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/nordstrom-digital-print-scarf/3902492 Nordstrom - Digital Print Scarf
Nordstrom - Digital Print Scarf
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Nordstrom - Digital Print Scarf
Digital Print Scarf
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The Cool Breeze Layer. The simplicity of the featured black dress in this outfit is timeless on its own, but adding a floral scarf gives it a little modern character and ladylike flourish. And of course, from a practical perspective, it’s great to have if the air conditioning kicks in or the temperature drops. The graphic appeal of the black and white print is sophisticated and an easy way to bring in the floral trend. Through the ‘shop it’ button, you’ll see 2 great color versions of this floral scarf – the purple combo looks great with the jeweled blue version of the featured dress, playing up the summery color palette.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/via-spiga-vamerie-ankle-strap-sandal-women/3851932 Via Spiga - Vamerie Ankle Strap Sandal
Via Spiga - Vamerie Ankle Strap Sandal
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Via Spiga - Vamerie Ankle Strap Sandal
Vamerie Ankle Strap Sandal
Via Spiga
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The Shoes. Via Spiga’s ankle strap sandal has accents of pale grey and powdery nude against the black leather, which provide a great way to lighten up the core item of this outfit – the dress- to make it even more summery. It plays up the pale shades in the floral scarf, too. Besides being chic, the heel is actually a very wearable 3 ½” heel so you can show off your legs and walk.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/alexis-bittar-lucite-skinny-tapered-bangle/2926427 Alexis Bittar - Lucite® Skinny Tapered Bangle
Alexis Bittar - Lucite® Skinny Tapered Bangle
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Alexis Bittar - Lucite® Skinny Tapered Bangle
Lucite® Skinny Tapered Bangle
Alexis Bittar
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The Stylish Accessory. You’ve just got to click through to see the additional gorgeous colors of this Alexis Bittar Lucite bracelet. Mix and match to your hearts content. For this look, we love the rose opalescent (shown) mixed with the black and warm grey. It’s the little details that create endless versatility when creating an outfit around a timeless LBD.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/skagen-anne-marie-foldover-clutch/3820435 Skagen - Anne-Marie Foldover Clutch
Skagen - Anne-Marie Foldover Clutch
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Skagen - Anne-Marie Foldover Clutch
Anne-Marie Foldover Clutch
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The Finishing Touch Accessory. This Skagen leather clutch comes in black leather (also through the ‘shop it’ button), but we suggest going with the neutral stone color to play up the pale accents in this outfit, giving it a great summer feel. This bag has a modern feel in its somewhat larger size that will hold all your essentials with ease. And its clean foldover styling will always look current. Through the ‘shop it’ button, you’ll see the additional back view that shows a couple ways to carry this versatile clutch. There are 2 little tabs for the removable strap that comes with it, to be worn crossbody or on your shoulder. And there is a thicker strap, giving you a super stylish and functional way to carry this bag by just slipping your hand through it.
http://www.shopbop.com/surplice-pullover-tank-lanston/vp/v=1/845524441946827.htm Lanston - Surplice Pullover Top
Lanston - Surplice Pullover Top
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Lanston - Surplice Pullover Top
Surplice Pullover Top
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The Top (The Core Piece of the Outfit). Don’t be shy, this top is ridiculously flattering – and not just on ladies that look like this model. It is worth playing with to get it just right for your figure. And that’s seriously easy to do because the drapey shape and wrap style looks great on slim and curvy girls alike. You can wear this top with a cami underneath or not. Without an underpinning, Lanston has designed this contemporary top with enough fabric to amply crossover, so you can simply pin (or have a tailor add a snap or hook for a few dollars) the neckline just above where your bra would be visible to take optimal advantage of the stylish neckline and still get some coverage. If you choose to wear a cami, this one has a v-neckline so it will sit a bit lower and work with the open neckline for maximum effect and modest coverage. The soft jersey is easy and versatile in a beautifully saturated black.
http://www.shopbop.com/fleetwood-high-rise-flare-jeans/vp/v=1/1574745707.htm Citizens of Humanity - Fleetwood High Rise Flare Jeans
Citizens of Humanity - Fleetwood High Rise Flare Jeans
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Citizens of Humanity - Fleetwood High Rise Flare Jeans
Fleetwood High Rise Flare Jeans
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The Bottom. Black and white is an important color story this season, and always a color combination that’s right for summer. These white Citizens of Humanity flare jeans are so sexy with the black top we’re featuring in this outfit. White jeans can be tricky, so it’s important to pick a pair who’s fabric isn’t sheer – or with too much stretch – to avoid unflattering cling. These deliver. The easier contemporary fit and higher rise tuck in any muffin top, and the flared leg plays up the ‘70’s inspiration of the drapey top with elegant style.
http://www.shopbop.com/station-leather-necklace-house-harlow/vp/v=1/845524441904604.htm House of Harlow 1960 - Station Leather Necklace
House of Harlow 1960 - Station Leather Necklace
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House of Harlow 1960 - Station Leather Necklace
Station Leather Necklace
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The Stylish Accessory. The clean lines and materials of this House of Harlow 1960 necklace fills up the neckline of the featured top in this outfit beautifully. The black accents are actually made of leather, giving it subtle touch of edgy toughness. Whether you go with the black (shown) or the white, the graphic statement will surely turn heads when you walk in to the room.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/jeffrey-campbell-rodillo-hi-wedge-sandal-women/3927091 Jeffrey Campbell - Rodillo-Hi Wedge Sandal
Jeffrey Campbell - Rodillo-Hi Wedge Sandal
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Jeffrey Campbell - Rodillo-Hi Wedge Sandal
Rodillo-Hi Wedge Sandal
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The Shoes. A flared leg looks great with a wedge, and this Jeffrey Campbell wedge is just right with this outfit. The edgy cutout details give them a lighter feel that, combined with the pale color of the stacked wedge, work really well with the black and white combination of this outfit (and the clutch). We love these with any pair of jeans, and they make a stylish statement with skirts, too. The wedge makes them comfortable to walk in, which is always a nice perk, isn’t it? And they come in white, if you want to go for more of a statement.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-cutout-leather-clutch/3999206 Vince - Cutout Leather Clutch
Vince - Cutout Leather Clutch
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Vince - Cutout Leather Clutch
Cutout Leather Clutch
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The Finishing Touch Accessory. Vince’s new handbag line represents the clean lines and modern edge that we love about the clothes. And this black and white clutch is no exception. From the front, it is a simple black clutch. But the added white strap across the back gives it a graphic feel that lightens up the clutch for the season. Of course, the stark combination of black and white has become a year round look, so you’ll get plenty of use out of this bag, not just with this outfit. Slip your hand under the band for an easy and comfortable way to carry this oversized clutch that will hold all your essentials for a night out.
 

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