Worker V: 2.3 (in Ann Taylor Pre-Fall 2011)
I’ve come to rely on Ann Taylor separates for work for more than a decade, because they are well-made, comfortable, a great value—and for me, there is no tailoring required. Over the years, some of the store’s collections have been better than others, but the upcoming season may well be the best, ever. Ladies, this is not your mom’s Ann Taylor!
I couldn’t believe the chic, modern, gorgeous pieces I saw when I popped into the store a couple weeks ago. It seems like the design team at Ann Taylor is finally getting what young, modern executives are looking for when it comes to building a sturdy but creative work wardrobe.
When I tried these pieces on in the store, I just could not help myself. The top and pants are very Gucci, circa Tom Ford era. The doubleweave fabric of the pants is amazing in person, with a fantastic sheen, and the perfect amount of stretch. They are fitted but generously cut, and so comfortable, even after sitting at my computer in them all day. I actually bought a matching jacket too—will have to show you the suit as soon as the temps get back to lukewarm and not boiling. Ugh.
This outfit is just the beginning of what is looking like an enviable fall selection. And with Demi Moore starring as the face of the new ad campaign, you know it has to be good. That woman is an absolute arbiter of cool. I can’t wait to see more, seriously!
Images via Ann Taylor on Instagram, via Extragram.
Excuse me, Demi. I need that cape thingy in my life…