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Tanger Printed Top
Joie
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Joie’s small floral print is fresh and flattering, both in the size of the print and the relaxed-fitting silhouette it’s on. The flowy top has an air of bohemian chic that is great with white pants or shorts, as the cotton/silk fabric can easily be dressed up for dinner or down for a casual brunch. It is a bit sheer, so wear a cami underneath which really helps clarify the print. We love this pretty shade of pink, so fresh for the season, and it also comes in an equally special blue through the ‘shop it’ button. If your size is sold out there already, try Nordstrom for the pink, Neiman Marcus for the blue.
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04/21/2015

Signs of Spring in Every New Pattern: Floral, Gingham, & Stripes

From sweet to bold, pattern is everywhere this season. In florals, ginghams, and stripes, they are the ideal way to pop some of our basics for the warm weather. While romantic florals in fluid silhouettes are still important, intense and oversized blossoms look fresh and organic. Either way, there’s not a wallflower among them. On the graphic side of things, gingham is fresh and feminine. These ginghams aren’t about picnic blankets, they are full of lady-like charm in sophisticated silhouettes, like drapey blouses and slim trousers. Instead of the traditional red, opt for playing with bold candy colors or neutral navys and blacks. And, of course, stripes have never gone away. They always look fresh and modern, in crisp color contrasts and variegations of all sorts, perfect for a casual day outdoors or an easy compliment to solids for work.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see more of our favorites for work, after 5, and casual dressing. 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.
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Vince - Striped Open-Front Cardigan
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Vince - Striped Open-Front Cardigan
Striped Open-Front Cardigan
Vince
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Vince never disappoints, especially when it comes to sweaters. They are investments that stand up to the test of time, both in their styling and their quality. The heathering of white in the cotton-blended fabric gives gorgeous interest to the blue and grey colorblock stripes. But it’s the kimono-style wider sleeves that make this one such a stunner, pairing effortlessly with the open and easy style that completes any outfit – over a simple tee and jeans or crisp white trousers and a simple silk top for the office or a social outing. And in just 2 sizes, XS/S or M/L, the decision-making process around this one just keeps getting easier.
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Three Dots - Belted Maxi Dress
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Three Dots - Belted Maxi Dress
Belted Maxi Dress
Three Dots
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Three Dots is all about soft and casual knitwear. Their quality is first class, as is their timeless styling. This simple stripe maxi dress is the perfect shade of olive that plays into the military inspirations for the season and is a great alternative for those of us who don’t play with bold color. The self-tie sash is actually wider than it appears here, which is even more flattering to cinch this simple, straight side-slit dress. We also love replacing it with a medium brown belt to play up the olive/navy color combination. The split neckline doesn’t dip too low and the sleeveless style is very bra-friendly, whether you wear an XS or XL. Petite ladies, this is very simple to shorten – your local tailor can do it with no fuss.
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Trina Turk - Martinique Dress
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Trina Turk - Martinique Dress
Martinique Dress
Trina Turk
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Trina Turk’s contemporary styling, but easier modern fit is always a winning combination, and the line’s use of color and pattern never disappoints – especially in the warmer weather months. XS-XL will all benefit from this dress’s use of chevron stripes. By getting narrower at the waist, and then flipping to more black at the bottom, it creates the perfect slimming illusion. The cotton has a sweater knit feel to it that has a nice weight to keep things smooth, while still being comfortable for the season. It also comes in a coral/white combination, but this turquoise combination works back to black effortlessly, so it won us over. While it is a shorter skirt, we find it hits mid-thigh to a few inches above the knee on most ladies, so it can be worn in more creative offices, and of course, works for a night out or a day event (like a shower or brunch party).
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Club Monaco - Emili Silk Dress
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Club Monaco - Emili Silk Dress
Emili Silk Dress
Club Monaco
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If you think you’re not a floral kind of gal, you’ll love Club Monaco’s interpretation. The floral is so abstract, it takes on a muted quality and the deep navy rickrack trim provides a nice solid accent to ground it all. It comes with a slip-dress lining to wear under the easier fit of the drawstring-waisted silk dress, while the ¾-sleeve is flattering and ready for the office or a night out. Nude pumps, or navy flats looks great, but don’t be afraid to pop it with a solid color, either – this burnt orange is the perfect contrast.
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Nic + Zoe - Blue Streaks Faux Wrap Sheath Dress
Nic + Zoe is known for their well-done prints and easier fit in a price that always just right. From XS-XL, this sheath dress is utterly flattering, with its faux wrap styling that creates an hourglass silhouette while strategically camouflaging any bumps with ruching across the center and a comfortable, stretchy lining. And, of course, the abstract stripe pattern brings in all the pretty shades of blue that we are coveting this season. You can dress it up with metallic strappy heels as shown for a night-out look, but the conservative silhouette is also work-ready with a pair of nude heels.
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Sandra Ingrish - Split Neck Sleeveless Tunic
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Sandra Ingrish - Split Neck Sleeveless Tunic
Split Neck Sleeveless Tunic
Sandra Ingrish
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Tribal prints are another trend of the season, and Sandra Ingrish brings all the fun color and graphic nature to a modern-fitting tunic that skims the body and can work under a blazer or easy cardigan in the office, as easily as it does on its own. From XS to XL, the sleeveless style and split neck is flattering without being revealing, and the color combination looks good with white, navy, and any shade of tan. It can easily be worn casually with jeans, too, for a more casual feel. While the picture shows how the fluid rayon fabric hangs beautifully if worn untucked, you can wear it tucked in, as well.
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Theory - Izelle S. Barnet Check Cropped Pants
Gingham is the “it” print of the season, and we love the modern update it brings to even the most classic of silhouettes. This slim-fitting Theory pants are a timeless basic, yet they look totally fresh and new in the black and white gingham pattern that is completely work appropriate and really does go with everything. If you are concerned that a printed bottom may draw unnecessary attention, fear not. Because the check pattern is even and small, it is quite slimming, Of course, a solid top in a pop of color looks great since the pattern is neutral, but we like it best with a solid black or white top and blazer. With denim being used in stylish new ways this season, these contemporary-fitting pants look great with a chambray shirt or blazer, too.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/equipment-reese-floral-print-silk-shirt/3924150
Equipment - Reese Floral Print Silk Shirt
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Equipment - Reese Floral Print Silk Shirt
Reese Floral Print Silk Shirt
Equipment
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A pop of pattern in a professional silhouette, like this silk Equipment blouse, is one of our favorite ways to update you work gear for the season. Adding this beautiful floral blouse to a navy or pencil skirt or suit will instantly update a timeless piece in your wardrobe, and make it look fresh and new. Whether you are love yellow as featured, sophisticated navy, feminine pink, or a white ground you will not go wrong. Each one is more beautiful than the next and the silk fabric is true luxury. The modern fit looks great on everyone, whether you wear it under a blazer or on its own. Equipment blouses will stand the test of time.
 

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