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http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-belted-easy-jacket/3851224
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Belted Easy Jacket
Vince
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Perfectly neutral and versatile, this easy belted sweater jacket from Vince can work immediately into your wardrobe and doesn’t need to leave the rotation…well…ever. It’s ideal now, as a blazer replacement over a crisp white button down or silky blouse with a neutral trouser. It looks great over a simple sheath dress with tights and boots, too. Since it’s wool it will help keep you warm. But it’s not too heavy, so you’ll still love putting it on with linen trousers and sleeveless top for a professional look or with jeans and a casual tank top on a cool evening, come spring. Like all Vince, it’s an easy fit – if you’re between sizes, size down. Additional sizes (if not available through the ‘shop it’ button, can be found at Shopbop)
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01/20/2015

How To: Make Spring Style Work for You Now & Later

It’s still cold out, and in most parts of the country - including our hometown of Chicago – we’ve still got a lot of chilly days ahead of us. With the holidays now firmly behind us, January can just be downright depressing. Yet in most retail stores, spring is pretty much here. Cheery colors, florals, and lighter fabrics are everywhere. So, if this is the time of year when we need something to look forward to, let’s figure out how to put some of that good spring cheer inside the stores to use. This week we’re picking some key “transitional” pieces and showing you how to wear them now, when it’s still cold out, and how to wear them later, when the sun starts to warm us and the days begin getting longer.

Take a look at a few of our favorite pieces here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see our top transitional picks for work, after 5, and casual dressing – as well as the coordinating pieces you need to make them for you now and later.

If you like something, just click on the “Shop It” button to buy it from our suggested retailer. And let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media.
http://www.shopbop.com/mixed-woven-logo-scarf-tory/vp/v=1/1560081003.htm
Tory Burch - Mixed Woven Logo Scarf
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Tory Burch - Mixed Woven Logo Scarf
Mixed Woven Logo Scarf
Tory Burch
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We are absolutely inspired by the perfect shade of minty green in this Tory Burch scarf. It represents the best of spring and can easily be incorporated into any neutral look now to give your outfit –and face – some fresh life. The logo graphic is very subtle and not noticeable once you’ve wrapped it around your neck or shoulders. Besides the lovely geranium coral that is also offered through the ‘shop it’ button, Tory Burch did a dusty blue that will knock your socks off.
http://www.revolveclothing.com/bailey-44-retreat-top-in-even-stripe/dp/BAIL-WS1346/
Bailey 44 - Retreat Underlay Top
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Bailey 44 - Retreat Underlay Top
Retreat Underlay Top
Bailey 44
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The faux layering of this Bailey 44 top makes life so much easier – and more stylish. The combination of navy and white stripes in the linen tee (horizontal and bold) and attached woven shirttail hem (vertical and narrow) is a subtle statement that can take you from a casual Friday at work to dinner. The linen fabrication and ¾ sleeve effortlessly transition to spring. And the preppy style looks great with loafers or oxfords and your favorite tailored pants, khaki’s, or jeans.
http://www.dvf.com/t72-silk-jersey-wrap-dress/D788801D14.html
Diane von Furstenberg - T72 Silk Jersey Wrap Dress
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Diane von Furstenberg - T72 Silk Jersey Wrap Dress
T72 Silk Jersey Wrap Dress
Diane von Furstenberg
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This is the perfect time of year to invest in a new wrap dress. DVF’s iconic prints are timeless, so seasonality is rarely an issue. The marbled stripe on this collared silk jersey style uses black, white, navy, brown, and pops of yellow – colors and fabric that can be worn year round. For now, go with black tights and pumps or booties. Bare legs and peep toe heels will work in most offices come spring. As with most DVF wrap dresses, we recommend going up a size (especially if you are between sizes) for better coverage in the chest. You can also add a bodysuit underneath, which helps smooth, while preventing any unwanted exposure.
http://www.shopbop.com/boyfriend-cardigan-three-dots/vp/v=1/1593383318.htm
Three Dots - Boyfriend Cardigan
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Three Dots - Boyfriend Cardigan
Boyfriend Cardigan
Three Dots
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A crisp nautical combination of navy and white is always a great transitional color story. Three Dots knits are some of the softest out there, and the quality can’t be beat. This longer, boyfriend-style cardigan is basically a heavy t-shirt weight, so you can wear it now with your favorite jeans, a tank, and even add a scarf for a pop of color. In a few months, it will be a polished finish to your white top and jeans.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Georg-Roth-Los-Angeles-Long-Sleeve-Floral-Print-Blouse-/prod175900623_cat13770760__/p.prod
Georg Roth Los Angeles - Long-Sleeve Floral-Print Blouse
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Georg Roth Los Angeles - Long-Sleeve Floral-Print Blouse
Long-Sleeve Floral-Print Blouse
Georg Roth Los Angeles
Sold by: Neiman Marcus

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When we dress conservatively for work, we know how hard it can be to sometimes breath a little life into a basic suit. At Mark Shale, we’ve always had a few favorite shirt brands to help do this, and now we’re adding Georg Roth Los Angeles to our roster. Floral continues to be important this spring, and the prints become bigger and bolder. This cotton/silk blouse’s watercolor pattern is simply beautiful and right on the money. Every detail including the contrast stitched cuff is accounted for. The fit of this line is on the classic/modern side (ex. XL is equivalent to 16-18), so it’s easier and comfortable for a full day at the office. Pair this with a classic black suit for now & a beautiful khaki or white come spring.
http://velvet-tees.com/women/velvet-dresses/monet-chambray-shirt-dress.html
Velvet - Monet Chambray Shirt Dress
With the importance of denim continuing through spring, chambray – denim’s softer and lighter best friend – gets a much-deserved boost. And when Velvet uses it to create this great-fitting dress, we can start wearing it now. Until it warms up, we love it over leather leggings with booties or high boots. Black ponte pants or dark wash skinny jeggings work really well, too. It is, however, long enough on most everyone to forgo leg wear. So when it finally stops snowing, just add your favorite flats, sandals or stylish sneakers. It’s Velvet’s typical contemporary fit, but the style is loose fitting with an elasticized waist (that’s not too tight). XS- XL we can, and should, all be wearing this one.
 

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