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Look book: Ann Taylor’s super chic fall accessories

July 29, 2011 | 10:00 am

Ann Taylor has been undergoing quite a design overhaul over the past year, as written about by our Aiza_Laceup_Plateform_(Sept) fashion critic Booth Moore, and by the look of the accessories Pyramid_Stud_Structured_Lady_Bag_(Aug) in the fall collection, something’s definitely Leandra_Platform_Haircalf_Shootie_(Sept)   working.

A pair of black ankle strap platforms with a treacherous looking heel immediately caught my attention, as did a pair of animal print “shooties” that are basically like a smoking slipper with a tall, spiky heel. There’s also some double platform lace-up ankle booties that have a super sleek look and are bound to be mistaken for high end. Nothing about any of the styles reflects an older Ann Anntaylorjewelry   Taylor but certainly speak to the more hip and fashion-forward customer they’ve been working to attract.

Even the fall jewelry is a bit edgier. There’s no trace of pearls or even a baubley cocktail ring, necklaces are more architectural and earrings have an Art Deco appeal.

The collection isn’t void of trend-driven pieces. Besides the leopard print shooties, a few jackets have a similar print and faux fur collars, and details are attached to double-breasted coats and boho-style vests that are bound to be everywhere through fall and winter.

--Melissa Magsaysay


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Top - Lilia Platform Buckle Pump, left; Aiza platform lace-up bootie, right; pyramid stud structured lady bag, below right; Leandra platform haircalf shootie. Jewelry from left: sculptural metal necklace, snake cuff with textured lock, tort and pave chandelier  earrings.

Credit for all: Ann Taylor