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Ann Taylor Summer 2011 Preview

Ann Taylor continues its successful youthful collections at the hands of Creative Director Lisa Axelson, they have even tapped All-American cutie, Actress Katie Holmes as the new face for their Spring Campaign.

Katie Holmes replaces Heidi Klum for the classic yet modern and feminine chic of Ann Taylor, and feminine chic is exactly what the Summer 2011 collection is. Ann Taylor continues to give me reasons to love them and when you see what they’re offering for Summer, you’ll love them too (if you don’t already)

This collection, inspired by the artistry, architecture, bold patterns, vivid colors and artisan details of mexico does not disappoint. My favorite pieces from the summer collection, which have deliveries in May, June and July, are the prints. As you can see above, the prints are young, fresh and vibrant. It makes me think of tropical locations I’d very much like to be at this very moment (and until there is not an inch of snow left on the ground). The first photo features a Jungle Floral print dress that would put birds of paradise to shame with its gorgeous colors. I also love the soft gathers around the hip area – very flattering to the hips. The Palm Print Halter in the third halter catches the eye not just because of the print, the square neckline is a nice change from the plunging necklines we saw in everything in 2010.

The collection wasn’t all prints and the prints were definitely not the only things to catch my eye. Ann Taylor featured several gorgeous pieces in soft shades with iridescent accents and artisan details. I love the asymmetrical details of the first look, the exquisite detail of the embroidered mini skirt in the second look and the creamicle-colored color block cascade shell in the third

Now one cannot discuss Ann Taylor without mentioning their amazing accessories. I must say, after collection several necklaces, earring, bracelets over the years and wearing them once (if that much), Ann Taylor made me fall in love with accessories again. I mean, how divine are the necklaces shown below

and as a self-proclaimed shoe addict, I can already picture these beauties in my shoe cubby (actually, I can picture myself wearing them to some fantastic event )

In my last Ann Taylor feature, you may remember reading about the introduction of their Ann Taylor Weddings Collection, well this summer features more from the collection but that’s not the only new addiction to Ann Taylor

For your mini fashionistas, Ann Taylor introduces “Little Ann”

There was only one look featured but I’m sure we’ll be seeing much more very soon. See below for more looks from the Ann Taylor Summer Collection


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