Geometric Print + Jersey Pants

Fashion’s association with frivolity stems in part from its disconnect with practicality. Beyond being just a barrier from harsh weather elements, clothing is often used to signal our gender identity, profession, mood, culture, or tribal identity. And for much of recorded history, fashion has also been used to suppress: corsets, for example, have been one of the most enduring forms…

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Wide-Leg Crop Pant

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…

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Floral Jumpsuit

Amid tepid performances in every retail segment, Urban Outfitters managed to grow its 4Q sales by 5.7%, helped most by an 8% increase in comparable sales at Free People. I can’t say I am particularly surprised by UO’s performance in recent quarters, as I have contributed substantially to its growth in recent months. Les Wexner, chairman/CEO of L Brands (admittedly…

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Obi Tie (+ ASOS Woven Peg Trousers with Obi Tie Review)

These “Woven Peg Trousers with Obi Tie” from ASOS were a last-minute addition to a haphazardly assembled wardrobe for a multi-day work trip; it was crammed somewhat ungracefully into the front pocket of my trusty Osprey Porter 30-Liter Backpack, after I realized I failed to pack any trousers for the week. I had hope that it would prove as wrinkle-resistant…

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Review: Boden The Classic Shirt

Boden is running a really great winter sale right now (with free shipping on orders over $49). I just noticed that that “The Classic Shirt“ is on sale in most colors–the colorway that I am wearing here is 50% off, and dug up this post from a few months ago that I forgot to finish. The size that I am…

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