Saturday, January 2, 2010

Ann Taylor LOFT Spring 2010

Chiffon petal cardigan

Metallic ruffle trench

Ruched leather jacket

Voile tie front tank with floral v-neck cardigan

I've been meaning to catch up on all the spring previews I've attended, especially since spring is just around the corner. For Ann Taylor LOFT Spring 2010, jewelry is just as big of a statement as the clothes. Belts are also a must, especially scarves worn as belts. There's a lot of layering involved, such as a ruffled button front shirt under a shirtdress or a ruffle pullover under a textured cardigan and anorak, with both looks accessorized with a belt and scarf.

The collection has a neutral palette, mixed in with navy, white, grey and floral and dot prints, infused with feminine accents such as ruffles, chiffon petals, rosettes and appliqué on dresses, cardigan and tanks. Two of my favorite pieces include the chiffon petal cardigan (inexpensive at $59.50), metallic ruffle trench ($128) and ruched leather jacket ($298).

The boyfriend jeans and shorts are still popular for spring, but I really like the look of the rolled up rinse-wash skinny jeans paired with a longer, layered silhouette on top.

With necklaces being a dominating accessory, it's may not be enough to just wear one. You can double up and layer together, such as the teardrop and open link necklaces. With several other necklaces to choose from - briolette, chain, coral stone and gold flower and chain ribbon, they can really make an impact on your completed look.

- Kim Weling

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