Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Ann Taylor, but written by your usual friendly blogger Kat.
Oooh: Ann Taylor is having its sale of the season, with 50% off almost everything, and even new arrivals are included. I’m loving all the fall colors and textures I’m seeing, like this absolutely stunning lace vine print shell (pictured at top), which comes down to $49(!) in the sale. In addition to all of the great on-trend, season-specific pieces, some of my favorites are some of the simpler, more basic pieces that add polish and sophistication to every working woman’s wardrobe. Some of my favorites, below:
|No matter how casual or conservative your office, elevated basics like this have a place in every polished professional’s wardrobe. This machine washable pleat top is as easy to wear as a long-sleeve tee, but has a bit more style with the pleated side, as well as the keyhole detail in the back. I love this aubergine color, but it also comes in black and white; in the 50% off sale it comes down to $24.50 from $49.50. (This dropped waist shell is similar and under $20!) Pictured: Crepe Side Pleat Top|
|Ooh: another basic where Ann Taylor hits it out of the park. This mixed media pleat blouse is easy to wear with skirts, trousers, ankle pants — beneath blazers and cardigans or by itself — with all sorts of necklaces (long, short, delicate, statement). I love the pleated sleeves, the fact that it’s machine washable, and the fact that it comes in black and winter white for $29.75 (down from $59.50. Mixed Media Pleat Sleeve Top|
|This vine print (color: “Molten Lava”) is one of their new “of the moment” prints, and even though orange isn’t usually my thing, I must say I love the print, as well as the other details about the blouse — the slight bell sleeves, the covered placket, the shirred shoulder seams and back yoke — gorgeous. It’s available in regular and petite sizes XXS-XXL, is machine washable, and at full price is $69.50 — in the sale it comes down to $34.75. (The print comes in other versions — love this topper, lace peplum shell (pictured at top), and this sweater — and if you like the shape of the pictured blouse but NOT the print, it also comes in solid versions.) Pictured: Vine V-Neck Blouse|
|I always love a good merino wool sweater for warmth and durability — and because they’re generally thinner than cotton or cashmere sweaters, I often find them easier for layering beneath blazers. (This one is hand washable, also.) This cowl neck sweater looks like a great workhorse to keep in your closet for years to come — it’s available in five colors, regular and petite sizes, and comes down to $39.75 in the sale ($79.50 full price). Merino Wool Cowl Neck Sweater|
|Ann Taylor, of course, has a ton of great sheath dresses right now — it’s hard to choose which one I like the best. (Other favorites: this faux wrap dress, this tropical wool dress, this flounce dress, and this spotted jacquard sheath dress.) This dark olive sheath dress (it also comes in navy) looks fabulous for work and beyond — the split neck is flattering without adding exposure, and I always like a waist that sits slightly higher, like this one. It’s $139 full price, but comes down to $69.50 in the sale. Doubleweave Split Neck Sheath Dress|
|We all know I love a good strappy pump, and the scalloped edges on these suede Mary Jane pumps really take these to the next level — love. In addition to black, they come in a hunter green and a burgundy, available in sizes 5-11, for $148 full price; with the sale they come to $74, available exclusively online. (If you’re looking for a pointy toe block heel, do check out these metal heel pumps.) Pictured: Alissa Suede Mary Jane Pumps|
Ladies, which are your favorites from the big Ann Taylor sale? Have you gotten any amazing pieces from the brand lately?
Thank you so much to Ann Taylor for sponsoring this post!