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Macy B Blouse
Joie
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This Joie blouse sums up everything beautiful about this season’s styles – the colors and floral pattern are spot-on, not bright and perfectly saturated. The silhouette skims the body with a flutter sleeve that flatter every shape arm, whether you go for the weights and yoga or just carry the groceries. The fluid fabric works with Joie’s relaxed, contemporary fit. Wear a nude cami/bra under the gauzy silk fabric. There’s no denying it’s versatility, so pair it with crisp white jeans, a black pencil skirt or linen trousers…you’ll look modern and timeless in this one.
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02/24/2015

Simplifying This Spring’s Trends & Working Them Into Your Wardrobe Gracefully

In the beginning of a season we are always inundated with what’s “in” for the coming months. Most of us, though, are not throwing out our entire closets and buying a new wardrobe for the season. Nor do we want to. Mark Shale is all about looking modern, but timeless. We love fashion, and we love it for all ages. We know it can be hard to look at pictures of very young models, with extremely styled outfits and think that you can actually wear any of it to work or an elegant dinner or brunch with your family. But you can – and should.
We don’t believe most trends (which is not one of our favorite words, as it implies something is a fad, instead of just something fresh) need to be qualified to a certain age group - it’s all about how it’s interpreted to work into your wardrobe. So this week, we’re taking 10 of the new fashion “trends” for the season and we’re breaking them down to the essentials for work, after 5, and casual days. Let’s simplify. What do we need to make our wardrobes look updated for the season, in ways that we can merge into our existing clothes? And in ways that will make us feel confident – not like we’re trying too hard. We believe in quality you can invest in. And that’s what these are.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see more of our Top 10 Essentials to update your work, after 5, and casual wardrobes this season.
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Vince - Boyfriend Trousers
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Vince - Boyfriend Trousers
Boyfriend Trousers
Vince
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We are always careful about bringing too much color in to our pant picks, but when it’s this fabulous color - in Vince’s ideally relaxed fit - it’s an absolute winner. The twill has a bit of stretch to it to add to the casual ease and comfort of these pants. Do you have an arsenal of basic white, grey, navy, and black tops? Any tee, tank, or lightweight sweater is a perfect pairing for these pants. Add your favorite flats, sneakers, or sandals for a fresh casual look.
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AYR - The Denim Clean Shirt
We won’t bore you with our praises of AYR, as we’ve talked about them before, but we will just remind you that it's one of our favorite newer lines. With their “All Year Round” aesthetic, they are a perfect marriage to our timeless and modern style motto. Denim is just as important as ever, and its use beyond jeans continues to look so fresh. The dark wash and covered button placket of this shirt give it a more polished look, and in its easier contemporary fit, it can be dressed up with trousers and blazer or kept casually cool with your favorite jeans. Be sure to give it a wash before wearing it with light colors, as the deep color may crock a bit (which is very common – this is very nice quality).
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Albert Nipon - Metallic Tweed Suit
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Albert Nipon - Metallic Tweed Suit
Metallic Tweed Suit
Albert Nipon
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Ladies, the feminine suit is back. We’ll be talking about it more later in the season, and we couldn’t be more delighted. Albert Nipon has been doing classic suiting for women for years, and in sizes up to 18, the modern fit of this metallic tweed is flattering and appropriate for anything from a work dinner to cocktails to a Bar/Bat Mitzvah. The round trimmed collar and zip-front jacket is an updated silhouette that is chic with the coordinating pencil skirt. There is a lot of value for the price here, and you’ll get use out of it year-round with simple black heels.
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NYDJ - Nora Spotted Jacquard Sheath Dress
White is one of the most important colors of the season. NYDJ’s spotted jacquard fabric works it in with black, a combination that is “spot-on” for spring. The black panels create a slimming illusion that is further accentuated by NYDJ’s Lift Tuck® technology, so it smooths to give you the confidence you deserve. The graphic color combination makes shoe options a breeze – black, nude, or a pop of spring color are all pretty options. You can even add a black blazer for work and then head out to dinner in this outfit.
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Club Monaco - Neandra Blazer
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Club Monaco - Neandra Blazer
Neandra Blazer
Club Monaco
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This blushy pink is the new neutral of the season. It has just enough pink in it to not wash you out, yet it reads so sophisticated…it’s a great update for any work wardrobe. Club Monaco’s clever strap closure and crepe material gives a basic blazer silhouette a feminine finish that is not only office-ready, but beautiful for a work dinner or dressier brunch. Pair it with linen, white, black, or pale grey. The tailored fit works well with wide leg, straight or skinny pants – and a simple shell, t-shirt, or even this Theory blouse to the left, complete the look.
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Theory - Silk Diamond-Print Blouse
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Theory - Silk Diamond-Print Blouse
Silk Diamond-Print Blouse
Theory
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Theory always does work pieces that have an air of both classic and modern design. And this season, they have really outdone themselves. We have found that the contemporary fit has gotten a bit easier than it was a few years ago, so if you haven’t tried the line in a while, now is the time. Start with this absolutely gorgeous silk blouse. It can be hard to find a good print for work, and this one has all the practical beauty you need. The black, tan, and blush tones of the diamond print work back to every work-ready color of the season. It looks great on its own, with your favorite trousers or skirt. Its body-skimming (but not tight) fit also looks great under a blazer.
 

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