MMW: {Mango Does it Again}

Every season it surprises me that Mango doesn’t seem to get the recognition it deserves. It’s the store in the mall that is completely under the radar, overtaken by crazy-filled shoppers in  Zara and H&M. It seems to just get swallowed up by trendier and larger recognized brands like J.Crew and Madewell. But it is certainly not a brand to ignore. They have great basic pieces at such an affordable price point and when they put out lookbooks like this, there’s no denying this line’s got serious style!

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First of all, the whole team is obsessed with this black and white editorial. It’s really difficult to shoot in fashion in black and white. How do you make the clothes pop? But Mango has managed to take something so basic and make it look simply stunning and we want it all! The cropped tailoring of a blazer, the slouchy menswear fit of a trouser and the architectural lines of that blouse are sartorial perfection.

Here are a few of the pieces I’m dying to get my hands on!

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Stocking up on basics is always a good idea. You can never have too many soft sweaters {love this one!} for layering or nicely fitting black pants at the ready. It’s the simplest way to look sophisticated at a moment’s notice.

It also doesn’t hurt to add some interest to classic pieces with some neutral accessories. They might not be that flashy, but they are far from boring!!

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get your shop on: sunnies // cuff // heels // bra // bag // necklace // belt

We’re ob-sessed with this black metal cuff and leather necklace- a nice change from gold jewelry. And have you noticed, backbacks are back?! This gorgeous one would be perfect for traveling. And these color-blocked heels? You’ll never guess how affordable they are- they look like a million bucks!

So, now that we want each and every one of these accessories to pair with Mango’s simple silhouettes, you have to spill: which piece is calling your name for Spring?!

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Monday Work Wear: {Spring Forward Looks}

The times have changed- literally! Gone is that extra hour in the morning that we loved so much {did it take you a full week to recover too?!!}. Also gone are the days that warmer weather required wearing brighter colors. Neutrals made a huge splash in resort collections this year and convinced us that black can be a warm-weather color, and we couldn’t be more excited!

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get your shop on: pants // top // jacket // sunnies // sandals 

We’ve been obsessing over The Line- a new site that has set the bar for a unique shopping experience {you actually make an appointment and shop their NYC store that is completely set up and styled like an actual lived-in apartment!}- and have been dying to share it with you. Their curated pieces are quintessential- timeless and refined. And they have this white and black thing down to a tee.

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get your shop on: bag // sweater // sunnies // shorts // tank // shoes

Who’s ready to really delve into this white and black color palette, even for spring? We know we are. So sorry pastels, but we’re going to pass this year!

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MWW: {Spring’s Simple Silhouette}

Spring is right around the corner which means it’s that time of year: time to refresh your wardrobe for the new season! Luckily for us, a lot of our fall and winter pieces are going to make the cut this year. We’re pretty excited about the move away from overly-cutesy florals and flirty shapes; Spring is welcoming a simpler silhouette this season. We’re calling it “the new basic” {as this fab T Magazine essay validates} and we’re quite happy about it!

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Nude, white, black and grey basics are the starting point for Spring this year, so there is no need to push the pieces you layered up with in winter to the back of the closet. Button ups, wide leg trousers, silk blouses and cinched jogging pants are all game in this transition to warmer weather. That means no rush to short skirts or daisy dukes. Hallelujah!

We’re loving this new Need Supply line as it is full of these well made and well tailored wardrobe staples. Certainly there is still a fun flair to the looks like leather trimmings and silk palazzo style shorts. Our favorite by far is this amazing white tunic-style blouse with the open back! Need that – ASAP!

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The best thing about working with a simple silhouette is getting to play around with accessories. Our advice to keep your look smart and clean is to have fun, but remember to keep your additions paired down. An orangey-camel colored cross over bag is perfect with any white outfit. Cool nail colors like grey and dark green are going to bring some much needed edge to the neutrals. And a simple stacked heel or dainty gold bracelet will make everything subtly sexy!

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These pieces are getting us SO excited for Spring. Fall has always been a favorite season just because of all the luscious layering that can be had, but with all of these drool-worthy basics, it looks like Spring might finally be a season to look forward to, too!

How about you? Are you into the return of this simply-chic style?