ANKLE TIE FLATS — a fall necessity

Introducing our ankle tie flats, handmade by our partnering coop in Marrakesh!

They come with both black and brown ties, so your can wear them with everything!

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Shop our flats HERE!

FOLDOVER CLUTCHES || 3 ways to style

Our Moroccan leather fold over clutches are one of our favorite everyday pieces! Super easy to transition, you can take them everywhere from your morning meeting, to lunch with your BFF, to a night on the town…. The opportunities with these little bags are endless!  (Not to mention, they make perfect gifts for all the women in your life!) We asked our stylist, Savvy Souk, to help us with some looks and here is what she came up with!

LOOK 1

The ‘Little Olive’ Leather Fold Over Clutch is great for the girl-on-the-go! Accessorize with jeans, a fab Fall jacket or blazer, and some knee-high leather boots! We especially love how the sweet shade of light pink looks with the contrasting dark olive. This look is so classic and simple, every woman should already have these pieces already in their closet!

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LOOK 2

The ‘Mauve Maude’ Leather Fold Over Clutch looks so stylish with a chunky ivory sweater and some matching pumps! This look is so cozy, it’s great for an evening out  with the girls, or even just a relaxing Saturday with your beau. Don’t you love?

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LOOK 3

This bold and colorful outfit is a great example on how to style a Fold Over Clutch on a casual day of fun! Heading downtown to go shopping or going out for coffee with a friend? Pair a bright sweater with a comfy pair of flats (we love ‘Attack of the Green Python’ Flats!) and a statement necklace (like our ‘Nantu Waterfall’ Necklace), and then grab your favorite Maven Clutch and you’re ready to go!

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Show us how you style your Fold Over Clutch! #stylewithmaven

A special thanks to Souk for styling with our clutches! We love the looks you came up with!

-Heather

STREET STYLE || Fall Maven Looks

Transitioning into our Fall wardrobe is filled with mixed emotions. You are pulling out your scarves and tights for the first time in months, and it feels sooo good to see them again!  However, you are also saying goodbye to all you sundresses. Maven is based in Chicago, so we are just starting to get the colder weather.  The streets are suddenly consumed with the latest Fall trends; sweaters, boots, fall color trends, and long sleeves!  We wanted to put together a few basic looks that are so easy to duplicate. All accessorized with Maven of course!

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This first look I just love!  All you need is a basic shift dress, add a blazer and a pair of tights and your set! She looks so chic! We added a little color pop with our Kilim Boots and pulled it all together with a neutral colored foldover clutch!

This is the perfect outfit for drinks out downtown with friends. Or even to work!
STREET STYLE  ||  This is the perfect outfit for drinks out downtown with friends… Or even to work!
MAVEN COLLECTION BLUE BERBER BOOTS   ||  SHOP HERE
MAVEN COLLECTION BLUE BERBER KILIM BOOTS || SHOP HERE
MAVEN COLLECTION FOLD OVER SEAWEED CLUTCH   ||   SHOP HERE
MAVEN COLLECTION FOLD OVER SEAWEED CLUTCH || SHOP HERE

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This look is a little edgier, which we love! Who says you can’t extend the length of shorts weather? Just add a pair of opaque tights! We stuck with black and cream with this look and just added color in her glasses and boots. I think she rocks it!

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STREET STYLE || Perfect outfit to wear on a Saturday shopping with friends, working at a coffee shop, or even to a brunch date!
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MAVEN COLLECTION ‘SLOUCHY SHOPPER’ BAG || SHOP HERE
MAVEN COLLECTION KILIM BOOTS   || Handmade in Morocco
MAVEN COLLECTION KILIM BOOTS || Handmade in Morocco
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MAVEN COLLECTION ‘EVENING OUT’ SCARF || SHOP HERE

Hope you found a little Fall styling inspiration!

-Laura

Fall Trends || What to expect

This Fall is all about outerwear, hats, leopard print, emerald green, layers, peplum, and leather!  With fashion week starting, here are just a few trends that we are bound to see!
Think oversize parkas, leather jackets, trench coats and fur.  Don’t be afraid to have a bold jacket (any color/length) and pair it with a simple outfit to make a bold statement.

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Caps of all kinds will be around for the Fall.  Check the local hat stores in your area if you are unsure of what kind of hat would fit you and your style best.  One of my favorite hat stores in Chicago is Goorin Hats.

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Go back into your closet and get ready to keep wearing your leopard print clothing and accessories.  Besides the black and brown color palette, you will also be seeing a variety of colors this Fall.
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The top color for 2013 will still be on top for the Fall season.  Emerald isn’t just a city this season.  Anything from bags, heels, jackets, dresses and hats will be out and about.

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After living in San Francisco I have grown to love the concept of layering, which is what I love most about the Fall season.  Have fun layering your favorite pieces but don’t go too crazy when layering different colors and patterns.

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Peplum tops and peplum dresses can make anyone have a curvy figure!  Make sure you find the right one for you.
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Leather, leather and more leather! Need I say more?
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Hope you feel inspired about fashioning your fall wardrobe!
– Sarah, Maven Stylist
 
 

Maven in Morocco – Our Latest Giveaway!!!

This season, we have SO many one-of-a-kind goodies from Morocco! Our flats, bags, wedding blankets, and rag rugs are just a few of these special items, all of which are handmade with love by the country’s artisans. New colors and styles just launched today on mavencollection.com!

In other news, we are so excited to announce that we have a featured giveaway on D E S I G N L O V E F E S T today!

We are giving away a $550 gift certificate to use toward our merchandise! (You may have seen one of our Moroccan Blankets on Bri’s Instagram feed last week, maybe you’ll want one of those!!). If you love Maven, you definitely won’t want to miss this! After you enter to win, don’t forget to share with your friends so they have a chance, too!

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Our Animal-Print Flats, available in zebra, python, small leopard, and large leopard prints. (Photo Credit: Hannah Eloge Photography)

 

One of my favorites, 'Oh So Studdly' Bowler Bag!
One of my favorites, ‘Oh So Studdly’ Bowler Bag! (Photo Credit: Hannah Eloge Photography)

 

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Our gorgeous fold-over clutches, available in a variety of colors and textures. (Photo Credit: Hannah Eloge Photography)

 

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Made of natural wool, cotton and silver sequins, our wedding blankets can be easily used as wall hangings, rugs, or draped on a bed or couch. (Photo Credit: Hannah Eloge Photography)

 

These boots are being made for out fall line! WE or OH so excited about these beauties:)
These boots are being made for out fall line! We are so excited about these beauties!  (Photo Credit: Hannah Eloge Photography)

 

As always, don’t forget to show us how you style your Maven! #stylewithmaven

-Heather