I have a style confession: when I graduated college more than a decade ago, I immediately went to a few shops because they felt adult and professional. Ann Taylor was one of them. And, then somehow along the way it just wasn’t for me. It felt too classic corporate, a little bit older and the shapes weren’t exactly fitting me. I started walking by it in the mall, and did so for about a decade (being honest). But… a year to 18 months ago I’ve become increasingly impressed, starting to shop it online and in-store. It’s been clear they are making a concerted effort to appeal to the real women — professional yet social, many also running a household, and definitely on the go — and I’ve been increasingly veering back in. I have some purchases I adore, and have definitely gotten big compliments on, too.
The Fall collection is excellent, and I’m excited that as part of a two-part series, TAGG will share two outfits, featuring pieces with infinite style potential. It was so rough narrowing down because there is so much there right now! I’ve learned that investing in high quality pieces like these that transition from work to preschool pick-up to weekend wear is critical. These totally fit the bill (and they’re so cute, to boot!).
PS: Have you heard about the major changes with Ann Taylor’s shoe line? The store now partners with Vince Camuto to produce the looks, and let me tell you, this is a good thing. The shoes are not only super stylish (these and these are both next on my hit list), but they’re seriously comfortable. This classic heel is worth investing in more than one color.
photo credit: Libby Volgyes of Libby Vision