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Kalnchoe Stripe Cotton Blouse
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Why is it a Find? Joie’s stylish mixed stripe is a clean and classic way to do pattern for every lady. The cotton’s mix of blue and white has that easy beachy feel, in a relaxed silhouette that is appropriate in any setting.
Wear it with: Since we’re all about prints this week, you can see how cute it looks when paired with a different print in similar colors. But your favorite broken-in jeans or simple white cotton or linen trousers create a timelessly chic look.
Fit Tip: Joie’s modern fit is easy and relaxed in this collarless button down (the buttons are hidden for a really clean look). In XXS-L, if you are between sizes, you can size down. Otherwise, go with your typical size.
Alternatives: Velvet's gauzy striped button-down includes a pop of red if you want to add a little more color.
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Style Guide: Prints & Patterns of the Season

One of the things that bring the most fun and interest to our wardrobe basics are those pops of pattern. The can instantly update any basic and bring your outfit into the current season with stylish ease. This season, there’s a lot of variety, so there’s something for every lady. From soft and feminine to bold and edgy, let’s break them down.

Garden Variety: Florals are often our springtime friend, and they run the gamut this season. The dark and moody florals from this past Fall/Winter continue with bold flower colors on dark grounds. And, of course, the pretty soft colors of the season play into this pattern story perfectly, using pastels and whites for a truly romantic feel. The flowers themselves are represented in both realistic and abstract forms – you can even find some updated tropical Hawaiian prints - so this is a pattern you can wear whether you like to play up your girly side or your edgy one. Shop our Floral Finds.>>

Stripes of Every Kind: With nautical inspirations so prevelant this season, stripes certainly take front and center. And they’re not just those crisp breton stripes - the even, often navy, horizontal stripes inspired by the French navy seaman’s uniforms of the 1800’s. Stripes in all colors and alignments can be found in tops, dresses, and bottoms. Softer versions, using paint and brush strokes are also really pretty ways to incorporate stripes into your warm weather look. Shop our Stripe Finds.>>

Check It Out: Gingham, as fresh as a Summer picnic, won’t make you feel like the blanket you’re sitting on. Skip the red, and go for the blues, pinks and tonal whites, instead. Scale is also updated, with oversized ginghams and micro versions that blend with plaids to give it an urban vibe just right for every modern lady. In addition to it’s play with gingham, plaid isn’t going anywhere and stands on its own in renewed color combinations that look so smart with all the bold and pastel colors of the season. Shop our Check Finds.>>

Pattern Twists: From graphic geometric designs to the more abstract, there are just so many ways to do pattern this season, this category sums up the rest. On the more linear side of things, tribal prints –especially using the woodblock printing process for an authentic, almost vintage/washed look – have a desert-like feel. If you really want to be inspired by the outdoors, you can add a sprinkling of stars from the night sky to your look. On the other side of the spectrum, beautiful swirls of color are mixed in watercolor, marbling, and tie dye prints. These are not your hippy-dippy tie dye of the ‘70’s. This season, they feel truly chic in really feminine styles, like a summery dress, or even mixed with other patterns. Shop our Pattern Twist Finds.>>

This week’s Fashion Finds, “Spring’s 4 Must-Have Pattern Stories”, showcases the Pattern Finds of the season that will add that Springy pep to your closet. Let us know what you think through the comments section below and on social media.
Diane von Furstenberg - Camila Snake Leaves Silk Blouse
Diane von Furstenberg - Camila Snake Leaves Silk Blouse
Camila Snake Leaves Silk Blouse
Diane von Furstenberg
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