My favorite silhouette for spring is a loose, flared bottom. There’s something inherently effortless about a wide-leg pant that will relax even the starchiest of outfits. And for anyone new to this genre of pant, adding even a pair to your closet will open up new pairing possibilities.
Just in time for the “Friends of Ann Event” (use code FRIENDS40 for 40% off everything), I’ve partnered with Ann Taylor to share some new arrivals that have quickly become workhorses for me. In particular, I want to highlight the Wide Leg Marina Pant, which I now own in both colors (see the white on me here).
(I was overzealous and went up two full sizes because I like dramatically wide pant legs. For those who prefer moderately-wide pant legs, your normal size will do.)
I have worn the Marina Pant to work with silk blouses and tweed jackets, but can see it transitioned easily for weekend wear paired with a simple tee or a chambray top. I hope to share some casual looks featuring wide-leg pants in the coming months.
Another new closet favorite that is now on sale is the Tie Neck Ruffle Blouse, also seen in this post. I like that the ruffles are soft and understated, which lends the top versatility; I can see it worn easily with ripped jeans or tulle skirts on the weekend. The style runs true to size, but I ordered up a size so I can wear it in the winter with two thermals layered underneath.
|c/o Ann Taylor Tie Neck Ruffle Blouse (XSP), Wide Leg Marina Pant (2P; waist taken in), Ruffle Tweed Long Jacket (SP) || Michael Kors Runway Watch || C. Wonder Belt (past season) || Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps|
A few more picks for the F&F sale:
Button Cuff Wrap Dress A timeless piece (with five-star reviews) that is super flattering. Wear with a slip underneath if you are someone who marches or takes long strides. The “Rich Red Velvet” is as vibrant and cheerful as its color name would suggest. I hope to feature this dress later this month. Fits true to size (in petite the dress is knee length on 5’2 me), but the material has quite a bit of stretch to it so you can size down if you are an in-between size.
Cotton Sateen Button Front Pencil Skirt I probably would’ve picked this up without hesitation were it not for the fact that I already own multiple trench skirts. One of those pieces that goes with everything. Runs half a size large at the waist. The material is machine washable but somewhat wrinkle-prone.
Cotton Sateen Tie Front Sheath Dress This is on my list of dresses to try. I like the pale pink (color name: “pearl blush”) color and the dainty tie-front detail.
Mila Leopard Print Haircalf Pumps I now own the Mila Pump (see on me here) in half a dozen colorways so won’t bore you with more praise. (I have slightly-wide feet and these pointed toe shoes do not pinch my feet the way some pointy toe shoes do.) I normally wear a 6.5/7 in pumps, and took these in size 6.5, which is my normal size at Ann Taylor. For spring, it’s also available with suede uppers in three colors.
Odette Bow Pumps If you are looking to add some color to your wardrobe, I highly recommend these. I own these shoes in “Cool Berry,” a vibrant fuchsia that brightens any outfit instantly. Runs TTS for Ann Taylor.
Some additional sale picks (now an extra 40% off): (Super surprised to see the flirty Sequin Flare Skirt on final sale–just $11.93 after 40% off–and still available in most sizes.)