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Cammie Checked Mohair & Viscose-Blend Sweater Coat
Rag & Bone
Sold by: Saks Fifth Avenue

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We thought we should kick off this week’s topic, with a real scene stealer, courtesy of Rag & Bone’s newest collection. While this designer is known for amazing contemporary design, this sweater coat is done in a relaxed fit and the styling will work on most women – even those that may not normally wear Rag & Bone. No matter your style, this works effortlessly into your wardrobe, whether you dress classically or with a more modern edge. We know it might be early to think about a fall coat, but when it looks this good, who needs to wait?



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08/19/2014

Plaid, Houndstooth & Windowpanes, Oh My! Meaning, Oh My, are We Excited

When menswear inspiration is prevalent, menswear inspired fabrics like plaid, windowpanes, and houndstooth become important options in our wardrobes, too. And they are done in several ways. We find them softened in feminine silhouettes, like a pencil skirt or a ruffled blouse. But we also see them in more androgynous shapes, like a mens trouser silhouette or a slouchy sweater. And we love them all. We love prints that aren’t precious, that can create a refined look that will work for all aspects of your life – now and through the fall season. This week, we’re going to show you how plaids and the like do just that.

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J. Crew - Campbell Capri Plaid Pants
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J. Crew - Campbell Capri Plaid Pants
Campbell Capri Plaid Pants
J. Crew
Sold by: J. Crew

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A classic menswear inspired plaid, in a lady-like slim, slightly cropped silhouette is a must have for fall. You'll get plenty of use out of these pants, with heels or flats, with shirts and blazers or sweaters. And in a large array of sizes and lengths from J. Crew, it's a fit that works for everyone.
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Rag & Bone - Ora Check Pencil Skirt
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Rag & Bone - Ora Check Pencil Skirt
Ora Check Pencil Skirt
Rag & Bone
Sold by: Nordstrom

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This contemporary Rag & Bone skirt is going to be a classic in your wardrobe that you’ll reach for year after year. The gorgeous dark green buffalo plaid is offset by a feminine pencil silhouette and delicate black grosgrain trim down the back – making it easy to pair back to black.
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J. Crew - Gingham Utility Shirt
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J. Crew - Gingham Utility Shirt
Gingham Utility Shirt
J. Crew
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This J. Crew gingham button-down shirt comes in a understated navy and fun yellow, but it’s this deep forest green that we are obsessed with. It takes a timeless menswear-inspired pattern and gives it such a fresh look that will look great with your favorite jeans or a pair of charcoal trousers – even a navy pencil skirt. It has just a touch of linen to the cotton to give it a rich texture. And it comes in Petite and Tall too, so it will fit most everyone. (Once you click through the "shop it" version, you can see the navy color on a model, too.)
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Velvet - Adrianna Plaid Button-Up Shirt
There are a lot of plaid shirts out there this season, and we’ll be showing you several of our favorites. This one from Velvet made the cut, for it’s shorter length. It’s certainly not cropped, but it’s short enough that you don’t need to tuck it in. It falls just around the hip (depending on your height), which looks perfectly relaxed with your favorite jeans. It’s a double faced cotton, which is seasonless – the colors look great with any denim from white to dark blue. Plus, you get a nice contrast when you roll up the sleeves of this contemporary style.
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Trina Turk - Cyrus Cardigan
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Trina Turk - Cyrus Cardigan
Cyrus Cardigan
Trina Turk
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The color combination of this oversized merino wool cardigan from Trina Turk is pure sophistication. The box design creates a plaid-like pattern, but it’s not complicated. While it can certainly be worn with similarly colored patterns, as shown, we like it with our favorite jeans and an easy white tee.


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Burberry - Check Cotton Smock Shirt
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Burberry - Check Cotton Smock Shirt
Check Cotton Smock Shirt
Burberry
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We’re pretty sure someone would call the Fashion Police if we didn’t include a Burberry plaid. So, to avoid that, we thought we’d share one of our favorites for the new season. The deeper colors are beautifully fall, but can easily be worn now on a cooler day (out here in Chicago, we’ve been having a lot of those). We love this deep red, which looks great on so many skin tones, and works effortlessly with black, but you can also click through and see the classic trench tan color option. This contemporary fitting shirt has a half placket (only buttons half-way down), making it easy to tuck in – no little open spaces by the waist of your pants or skirt.
http://www.theory.com/bringam-apparent-top/E0702527,default,pd.html
Theory - Bringam Top
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Theory - Bringam Top
Bringam Top
Theory
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This Theory sleeveless silk blouse is perfect for this transitional weather. Wear it on it’s own with any black bottom for now, and add a blazer in the fall for a sophisticated work look or an evening out. It has a slightly longer hemline in the back, so you can leave it untucked. But it’s still long enough in front that you can tuck this top in, as well.
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Equipment - Blake Shirt
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Equipment - Blake Shirt
Blake Shirt
Equipment
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The houndstooth print on this silk Equipment blouse is the perfect finishing touch to this feminine take on a tuxedo shirt. Of course the relaxed, but contemporary, fit can be worn for work with anything from black trousers to a colored pencil skirt (a jewel tone would be beautiful), but we love it for a night out with sexy, skinny trousers or jeans and your highest heels.
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Autumn Cashmere - Plaid Rib-Trim Cashmere Sweater
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Autumn Cashmere - Plaid Rib-Trim Cashmere Sweater
Plaid Rib-Trim Cashmere Sweater
Autumn Cashmere
Sold by: Bergdorf Goodman

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Autumn Cashmere’s contemporary sweaters are a favorite of ours, and this sweater is seriously high quality – it’s not often that we come across a cashmere sweater in such a gorgeously luxurious weight. It dresses up and down easily, so you will certainly be able to wear it for work with camel or black trousers. If you’re going for a more casual look, try Joie’s super soft trouser-style jeans and a great oxford. This is a plaid that is timeless – you will reach for this sweater for years.
 

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