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Devin Floral Print Blouse
Alice + Olivia
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This blouse sums up a lot of things we absolutely love about the upcoming season. Moody florals on black grounds are the ultimate prints for the season, and Alice + Olivia’s geometric take is simply gorgeous. The bow neckline can be tied high at the neck or lower at your chest (this is especially flattering on a bigger chest), but whichever you choose, this is the new silhouette of blouses for Fall. The billowy, semi-sheer sleeve (the bodice is not sheer) gives a lightness and elegance that finishes this top for pure ladylike perfection. Wear it with black trousers or a pencil skirt and blazer for a more professional look that is ideal for the office or a work dinner. Pair it with dark flared jeans or even leather leggings for a stylish night out. While this is the look of the season, it’s a style that that will look elegant for years.
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08/04/2015

Fresh Prints & Patterns: Instant Wardrobe Updates

Some seasons are about sleek solids, and some are about infusing new fabrics. This Fall is all about fresh new prints and patterns. And with so many rich options to choose from, there is (at least) one for everyone to fall in love with.
On the most feminine side of the spectrum, florals take on a moody and romantic look often on black grounds, using rich colors in small & big blooms. It’s beautifully sophisticated and grown-up that will even draw in ladies who often shy away from traditionally girly prints.
With bohemian and ‘70’s inspiration front-and-center, patterns from abstract geometrics to soft versions of paisleys also take center stage. There are even some touches of celestial prints. In deep hues and smoky tones, traditional stripes get an update with loose waves and broken lines. Fabrics also get infused with jacquards and brocades (meaning the patterns are woven right into the material, instead of printed on, often resulting in a beautifully muted design).
And we would be remiss if we didn’t mention the continued love directed at plaids, animal prints, and color blocking. If you think that covers the spectrum of pattern, well, it does. That’s what this season is about. And as with any new season, designers have found fresh, new ways to make them look modern and updated. This offers a lot of ways to infuse them in to your wardrobes, based on your personal style. You can mix & match patterns for a bolder look that is fun for a night out; or, pop in one pattern, in a blouse or skirt, for a fresh update that is perfectly appropriate for any office environment.

Take a look at a few of our favorites here, and then head over to Fashion Finds, to see more of our top printed picks 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.
https://www.shopbop.com/hummingbird-jersey-zoe-printed-blouse/vp/v=1/1562174390.htm
Free People - Zoe Printed Blouse
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Free People - Zoe Printed Blouse
Zoe Printed Blouse
Free People
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This Free People top makes transitioning into Fall so much more pleasant. The relaxed silhouette has a easy, Summer vibe but the darker floral pattern is ready for Fall. So, go ahead and wear it with shorts on a cool night, for now, and add your jeans and casual boots when the weather starts to change. The top isn't too long, making it easy to wear untucked without looking sloppy - it's the right balance to the easy shape.
http://www.revolveclothing.com/525-america-hooded-plaid-blazer-in-black-combo/dp/525A-WO11/
525 America - Hooded Plaid Blazer
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525 America - Hooded Plaid Blazer
Hooded Plaid Blazer
525 America
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The casually stylish look of layering a hoodie under a wooly plaid blazer for Fall is made easy with this 525 America piece - it does the work for you. The inner hoodie layer is attached, which makes it so much more comfortable than trying to stuff that hoodie smoothly under your jacket yourself. 525 America is known for well-priced pieces and this one does not disappoint. Throw it over your jeans and tee and you have an instantly more polished look when you are running out the door.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/vince-long-sleeve-abstract-block-tee/4017379
Vince - Long Sleeve Abstract Block Tee
The only thing better than the gorgeous texture of this Vince tee, is the white and off-black abstract stripe print. The wider dark panels are smartly placed to ensure more opaque coverage around the chest. And the stripe at the bottom of the sleeves creates a cuff-like appearance, stepping this up from a basic tee. As we’ve come to expect from Vince, the quality is amazing and the look is modern for the season, yet timeless so it’s a printed tee you’ll be able to wear well beyond this season. It looks great with white, but also the darker colors of Fall – whether you choose to wear dark denim, charcoal or black, or even a deep jeweled color (think burgundy or deep purple).
http://www.revolveclothing.com/velvet-by-graham-spencer-dominica-african-print-top-in-black/dp/VELVET-WS2662/
Velvet - Dominica African Print Top
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Velvet - Dominica African Print Top
Dominica African Print Top
Velvet
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This graphic tribal print is bold, and offset beautifully in a fluid fabric and easy peasant blouse silhouette that you can wear any season. It looks great now with white pants, or even jean shorts. And it adds style to dark jeans and black trousers for a great Fall look. The loose fit can be worn untucked (as we’re showing here) or tucked (as you can see on Anthropologie’s website, where you can find additional sizes, XS-XL, if your size is already sold out through the ‘shop it’ button. We’re sending you to Revolve Clothing – they offer free shipping and returns, with great customer service.
http://shop.nordstrom.com/s/niczoe-sunbathe-print-a-line-tunic-dress/4009054
Nic+Zoe - Sunbathe Print A-line Tunic Dress
Stripes, especially in more graphic broken lines, are strong in the upcoming season and Nic+Zoe’s ensures the stripes are always heading in the right directions- the slash across the hips breaks the tunic style at the perfect spot. The easy style, in XS-XL, will become an effortless go-to over skinny jeans, leggings, or black pants.
https://www.shopbop.com/pasclina-dress-joie/vp/v=1/1501268804.htm
Joie - Pasclina Dress
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Joie - Pasclina Dress
Pasclina Dress
Joie
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This soft floral from Joie is the perfect transitional print. The muted colors can be worn now and into Fall with ease. It includes greys and shades of tans, so it will work back to tan, brown, or black shoes with ease. And the new, longer length is not only on trend, but also endlessly practical. It is offset with a wide smocked waistband that shows off your waist and helps suck in your tummy – comfortably. With the slip lining, it skims the body and the modern fit is just as flattering as it in their blouses that we always love. It looks great with an open wedge sandal or bootie now, and boots in the Fall. This print comes in a shorter dress version and even an easy blouse - it’s just that good.
http://www.toryburch.com/crewneck-dress/22152417.html
Tory Burch - Crewneck Dress
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Tory Burch - Crewneck Dress
Crewneck Dress
Tory Burch
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Another play on the romantic florals of the season, Tory Burch pixelates a dark floral to give it an abstract, modern feel that works really well with the simple style of this dress. In a modern-fitting XS-XL, the drop waist hits at just the right spot across the hips that then flares out to perfectly conceal the hips and flatters the behind. It will come to just above the knee on most ladies, so it’s a great length that looks so pretty with black tights and boots once the weather turns cooler. The cotton fabric has a nice weight to it, so you won't get unflattering cling, and it can be worn in early Fall with bare legs. Deeper into the season, layer on a navy or black long cardigan.
http://www.neimanmarcus.com/Diane-von-Furstenberg-Emery-Splatter-Print-Tweed-Jacket-Black-Multicolor/prod182060078/p.prod
Diane von Furstenberg - Emery Splatter-Print Tweed Jacket
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Diane von Furstenberg - Emery Splatter-Print Tweed Jacket
Emery Splatter-Print Tweed Jacket
Diane von Furstenberg
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Oh, this multicolor tweed from Diane von Furstenberg is just drool-worthy. We’ll be featuring another piece in this print in this week’s After 5 Fashion Finds - and there’s not a bad style in the bunch. The jacket is a real standout, though. It’s not easy to find jackets that can easily work back to all the timeless black pieces in your wardrobe – trousers, skirts, sheath dresses, silk blouses – and now, the search is over. There is a print trend of celestial inspirations and the colored boucle sprayed throughout this black tweed makes us think of a night sky full of twinkly lights. This blazer is going to be a go-to, whether you wear it to a Bar Mitzvah, shower, formal dinner or day at the office. It can go from professional to dressy just based on what you wear with it. The contemporary fit goes up to size 14 and has a hook-and-eye closure that can be worn open or closed and still look polished.
 

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