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Mod geometric prints, punchy primary colors, and crisp lines make a happy collection for spring. Make your trip to the office a little brighter in these new designs from the February 2014 issue of Burda Style magazine.

Make a beautiful entrance and exit in this adorable dress. The front has a simple V neck and pleats, and the back buttons up from the waist for a vintage effect. It looks darling in tiny prints like ditsy florals.

A Pleated A Line Skirt looks so fresh in crisp bright white. Highlight your waist with a wide belt and finish the look with a fitted top for polished style.

Slim cut mid rise Cigarette Pants are ready for spring in a kicky geometric print. Cotton satin gives a crisp look to these pants to pull your outfit together. All you need is a soft tee like this asymmetrical jersey top.

A body skimming shift dress goes mod with graphic stripes. The three quarter sleeves and square neckline can go from office meetings to spring cocktails on the patio. Wear with flats for a gamine look.

You’ll know it’s spring when you can show off those legs in a tiny Mini Skirt! Wear it with a structured top like this statement jacket. An hourglass shape is exaggerated with pockets and wide sloping shoulders.

Tuck this top into a skirt for a streamlined look that shows just a peek of skin. A keyhole offers just a hint of cleavage, but the knotted neckline draws the eye up and gives a little coverage. Three quarter sleeves and a wide round neckline make this a weekend top for all seasons.

A Peter Pan collar and mod print have a sixties look in this A Line Jacket. The short design is made for slim spring pants and dark wash skinny jeans.

Trade in those sweaters for fresh and light spring fabrics. It’s almost time for tiny prints and gamine little dresses!

Happy sewing!


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    Feb 6, 2014, 11.44 PMby Christy Packard

    Now this is a COLLECTION….I love these; every single one….especially the shirts and “cigarette” pants….awesome job Burda, awesome indeed!!!!!

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    Feb 6, 2014, 01.21 AMby Catie Darby

    I love the majority of these!!

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    Feb 5, 2014, 06.36 PMby nouvellegamine

    The pleated A-Line skirt, Knotted Top, Cigarette Pants, are all nice. The little statement jacket is pretty cute. I was on the fence about the A-Line jacket, but I’ve been pinning some images from S/S fashion shows and this silhouette keeps popping up. I think it might be growing on me ;)

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    Feb 5, 2014, 04.51 AMby Barbara Hewitt

    I love the collection, with coordinated fabrics—a wardrobe with ten pieces. Hemlines can always be lenghtened.

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    Feb 5, 2014, 02.50 AMby purplefan

    Yes both jackets have high pockets, though their placement looks ok on the swingy/box style pattern. The more seamed style needs a more subtle pocket.

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    Feb 5, 2014, 01.01 AMby calatrava92

    I love these!!! The knotted top is very interesting and adds something new. The hourglass jacket is fabulous for work and going out. I like that it is fitted and ranglan and the extra cuts make it edgy like a channel jacket with edge. I absolutely love the aline skirt, been into that as of lately and with the knotted top it’s perfect. I also love the A-line jacket, the higher pockets look great making the figure more elongeted. The mini is super cute but not much of a work skirt but a great way to transition that jacket into evening! Good Job!!! Can’t wait to get the issue!

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    Feb 4, 2014, 11.28 PMby RivkaS7

    Whoever made up this collection I have a message for. Sweetheart, I don’t know where you work but if you showed up in my town wearing something like that you would not be taken seriously at all. Who are these outfits for? The 17 year old receptionist?? Show me what you would put on an older woman with a few pounds, a few years experience and an advanced degree. THEN you can call it modern business.

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      Feb 5, 2014, 01.58 AMby loribee

      I’m 44 and would wear most of these outfits. Not everyone’s taste—I get it, but it suits this professional woman just fine.

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    Feb 4, 2014, 08.34 PMby Jen Cameron

    I love these! I’m putting all of these on my project list.

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    Feb 4, 2014, 04.19 PMby Jennifer Schee

    Can’t wait for the Feb issue of Burda Style! Has anyone seen it in stores yet? Love the first dress!

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      Feb 5, 2014, 12.05 AMby andjelinaosap

      I have bought it like 10 days ago in my town, it came early. It has so many nice models, very good issue! Enjoy!

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    Feb 4, 2014, 03.35 PMby tbrathwaite

    All of these outfits are beautiful. I can’t wait to try them out. I especially love the knotted neckline top. I’m SEW excited!!!

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    Feb 4, 2014, 03.13 PMby hennybenny

    If I wore that mini skirt to work, I’m pretty sure I’d be reprimanded.

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    Feb 4, 2014, 01.35 AMby purplegoat

    Yay – lots of work friendly patterns here – will try and make every single piece (except for the knotted jersey top…). Thanks Burda!

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    Feb 3, 2014, 08.41 PMby purplefan

    The dress fabric print is very welcome to the eyes. I like the structured jacket style, but would move the pockets lower or change them to welt pockets (never can have enough pockets).

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      Feb 4, 2014, 01.34 AMby purplegoat

      Both jackets seem to have very high placed pockets don’t they?

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