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For Spring 2014, the black and white trend is bold and never boring. Not only can you incorporate your wardrobe basics, but you can build off them by adding prints and colours as the season progresses. Here are three different ways to wear this trend this spring:

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1. Go from Head to Toe

Wearing black and white from head to toe looks sharp. If you want a monochromatic look, differentiate between garments by playing with textures. Or, add one piece in the contrasting colour to create some visual interest.

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2. Add a Pop of Colour 

Whether it’s your shoes or your cardi, adding a brightly hued item will change the whole look. Not only will your outfit highlight the bright colour, but it makes the black and white combo more defined.

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3. Play with Prints 

This season, stripes and polka dots can be mixed and matched for a playful look full of personality. Whatever your comfort level, playing with prints is easy when mixing patterns in black and white.

 

We got lots of black and white styles in stores for spring.  How do you plan on wearing this trend?

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3 Tips to Transition to Spring

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While it’s too early to wear spring fashion from head to toe, we can’t help but want to put on something lighter and brighter. With the official start of the season over a month away, here are three tips on how to start transitioning your wardrobe over to spring:

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  1. Brighter Colours: Start by incorporating more vivid colours into your outfits. Here we paired the Plum Kimono Cardigan with some dark denim for a pop of colour. For later in spring, we paired it with some white boyfriend jeans to brighten it up.
  2. Lighter Layers: Lighten up your layers with some spring fabrics. To wear the Kimono  now, we layered it over a thick cotton top but you could even layer it over a longer sleeve shirt if the weather is cooler.  Later, wear it over a simple ribbed tank like we've shown below.
  3. Updated Accessories:  Update your accessories to satisfy the spring trends you’re coveting. In small doses, we can fully embrace the coming season. Now, we signaled the shift to spring with a fringed pendant necklace. For later in spring, some fine layered charm necklaces complete a breezy look.

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Mavi Denim Trends for Spring 2014

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There isn’t much in fashion as dependable as denim.  An icon in fashion history, denim is in everyone’s closet for good reason-it’s classic but updates every season.

For Spring 2014, we are moving towards lighter washes and true blue jeans. Distressed, faded, frayed and ripped jeans are highly styled and fun. Even though denim is looking rougher than in seasons past, it doesn’t mean that we are reverting to more casual styles. The look for the season is a hybrid between polished and edgy, sporty and refined. But because denim is always up to your own interpretation of style, how will you be wearing it?

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The light wash on Mavi’s cropped denim jacket works well with this season’s shortened, fitted style. It’s the perfect companion over printed rayon dresses.

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The Mavi's Samantha jean jacket is available in three different washes: a faded black called Slate $98 (as shown above), Bleach Random $98 (for those craving a lighter wash) and Dark R. Vintage $108 (for a classic dark denim).  

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Mavi’s denim vest was introduced into our closets last spring/summer, but this year they are set to surge. The denim vest adds some edge when contrasted with short pretty dresses.

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We’ve seen the layered look on street style blogs but Mavi’s contrast sleeve denim jacket with detachable hood doesn’t have any awkward bulk.

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Mavi's Emma boyfriend jeans aren’t just reserved for casual weekend looks. Style them with heels and a red lip to polish up their rough-and-tumble look.

Need some more inspiration? Check our our Denim Obsessed Pinterest board.

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Attention-Getting Jewellery

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What does your jewellery say about you?  When the right piece inspires the outfit, you base your whole look around one statement piece; or you add those finishing touches to pull the outfit together. Because jewellery is the show pieces of your outfit, the pieces you choose and how you wear them are an expression of your personal style.

Jewellery attracts attention because it creates focal points on your outfit. People’s eyes gravitate to the sparkle and then the piece speaks to your personal style. For example, we can tell that a woman is classic and feminine by her string of pearls or her rhinestone necklace. Or, we might find her bold and creative because of her colourful statement necklace or stacks of bracelets. When she wears her sterling silver jewellery with the semi-precious stones, we see her side that is earthy and elegant. By selecting the jewellery for your outfits, you are choosing what people will notice.

How you wear your jewels adds as much of your personal style as the pieces you choose. Because jewellery is less of an investment than clothing, we can afford to experiment with new styles or ways of wearing them. Even a casual tee and your distressed denim are worthy of being dressed up with a rhinestone necklace. If the audience changes, remember the risk is low. Take the piece off and slip it into your purse. 

Express your style with jewellery--it’s more than an afterthought.

 

From now until December 24th, buy one piece of jewellery and get the second piece (of equal or lesser value) for 50% off!

Also Mavi printed jeans for 50% off! 

More details on the styles here.

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When you want to keep your jewellery understated, add these fine and delicate pieces. Charm necklaces, studs, skinny bracelets and rings are feminine finishing touches.

 

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Make a statement with these bold and colouful jewels. These are the definition of a conversation starter. All you need is a simple backdrop to create a stunning look.

 

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Experiment by layering your necklaces and stacking your bracelets and rings. Don't be afraid to mix and match.  The way you coordinate different pieces together also expresses your personal style.

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Dress for the Occasion

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You have the invitation. The date is marked on your calendar. So what are you going to wear?

Whether you’re going to an office Christmas party or your friend’s annual holiday bash, holiday dressing is as fun as the party you’re invited to. 

Dress up and get a little more glamorous! It's our chance to do so. If your style is more sophisticated, transform classic wardrobe pieces into holiday attire by adding one of this season's sparkly statement necklaces. If you are the life of the party, get dramatic in a sheer draping blouse over some skinny black jeans. Once you've added some glitzy jewellery, all you need is some heels that you can dance in.

This holiday season, dress for the occasion. It’s time to have fun.

 

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For your friend’s holiday bash, fun is the only order of business. Go a little more risqué with a Plum sheer blouse with cut-away shoulders ($69), black skinny yoga ankle jeans ($110) and sexy black heels.

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This Plum mesh top with gathered neckline ($65) is feminine with a pencil skirt ($79). But add a sexy pair of boots, a statement necklace and a metallic clutch, and you’re ready for a party. 

 

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The statement necklace and sparkly black clutch add holiday glamour to these separates.

The Plum teal 3/4 sleeve blouse is now $59 (originally $75) and the Tobias peplum skirt is $94.

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How many women wear dresses where you work? I bet you can name them right away. Dresses make an immediate impression.

When you wear a dress, it looks like you put a ton of effort into your outfit but it really doesn’t take much at all. We feel pulled-together and polished right away.  It takes seconds to put a dress on and seconds to make this impression.

Because of this, dresses are the ultimate wardrobe solution for women with busy lives. The dress speaks volumes about your personality and taste, whether you like a creative colourful dress or a classic LBD.  Then, if you need to go out after work, just bring some heels and some statement jewels and your look is transformed.

It’s easy to impress with a dress.

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Get fancy with this Simone flocked ponte dress with back detail

The jewelled clutch and embellished belt glitz it up for holiday parties.

$129

 

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This colourful Simone dress with peplum makes quite an impression. It's flattering too.

$129 now $95

 

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An updated LBD (like this Simone sheath dress with zipper detail) is so versatile and will be a go-to for last minute invitations.

$129

 

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