Look book: Ann Taylor’s super chic fall accessories
Ann Taylor has been undergoing quite a design overhaul over the past year, as written about by our fashion critic Booth Moore, and by the look of the accessories in the fall collection, something’s definitely 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 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.
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