Flare Sleeves, Flare Trousers

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Outfit c/o Ann Taylor // high-waist flare trousers 00p, quilted pumps (also in navy) sz 5, geo lace fluted sleeve blouse xxsp, stretch camisole in navy xxs

Happy Thursday ~ I’m partnering with Ann Taylor to show some new arrival styles for Fall! From fashion week I was happy to see bell sleeves are here to stay (at least through Spring), as I’m loving every variation of the style from gently fluted sleeves to more dramatically draped ones. The resurgence of those along with flared bottoms are reminders of how cyclical fashion is…I’m pretty sure I’ve seen renditions of both styles in my mom’s wardrobe from decades ago!
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Both separates in this outfit are actually machine-washable (do not machine dry) and can easily be mixed-and-matched for both work or weekend looks. I don’t go for trousers often because they’re a little more difficult to fit on me. One feature I look out for is a high-waisted cut, since that tends to run narrower across the waist. These flare trousers (also love the rich, dark tan color) are a new arrival from Ann Taylor and are some of the most flattering pants I own. The material feels nice and is of a sturdy weight, and the silhouette makes legs appear long and lean!
ann taylor nude pink pointed work pumps
Like with most pants, there is still a small waist gap on me (not as evident in these photos due to a thicker shirt being tucked in) that I’ll have my tailor take in, however these are a notably closer fit on me than AT’s other trousers. These come with the classic pant details like angled front pockets, two back pockets, a reinforced waistband, and a front zipper, hook and button closure. They are not lined, but the fabric feels comfortable against the skin and doesn’t show underwear lines.
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This blouse was a fun find from Ann Taylor as it looks a little more fashion-forward. See another photo of it on me worn tucked into a mini skirt! Please note the top is just a lace outer, so you’d need to wear something underneath like this navy camisole I have on. Up close, the blouse has nice detail to it like two different textures within the geo lace, and a thin navy piping in between the bells and the rest of the sleeves. For a more feminine and airy top also with flared sleeves, check out this pindot fluted blouse (see on me) that’s also on sale.

Measurements of pants in sz 00p: 12.75″ across waist, 17″ across hips, 9.5″ rise, 30″ inseam.
Measurements of top in sz xxsp: 13″ across shoulders, 21″ sleeve length, 22.5″ total length.
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Leaving you guys with two other classic Fall pieces fully in stock and worthy of checking out during this sale: twill camel duster and Mila pointed pumps (true to size and good quality). If you’re looking for an elegant belted camel jacket, I saw this twill jacket in-person, and the 97% cotton / 3% spandex material felt nicer and thicker than what I expected for a “duster.” It’s not Northeast winter coat-weight, but should be warm for layering over blouses and sweaters in the Fall. Thank you to Ann Taylor for partnering on this post!


38 thoughts on “Flare Sleeves, Flare Trousers

  • Jubetanya LeSar September 16, 2016 at 1:15 am

    Love it!! Going to order as I'm reading !!!

  • Daria Lukianchuk September 16, 2016 at 2:17 am

    I like this blouse. adore this outfit. and amazed how great it looks with nude pumps.

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  • Neeltje | Thoughts in Style September 16, 2016 at 3:46 am

    I love how you styled this! Lovely outfit. X

  • Mei Liang September 16, 2016 at 3:55 am

    Hi Jean! I see that you're having such a blast at NYFW. Can't believe you hung out with Chrissy Teigen, really awesome! I really like this outfit, it's time for me to dig out my bell sleeves from the closet.

    Pieces of Mei

  • FlareAForte September 16, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Loving the flare trousers, I love how it gives a feminine touch to the traditional male trouser x

  • peppermintdolly.com September 16, 2016 at 5:43 am

    Great look, really loving that shirt, it's very cool!


  • Aria Di Bari September 16, 2016 at 6:51 am

    This is such a stunning top, I love how you paired it with these pants!


  • Anonymous September 16, 2016 at 6:59 am

    this look is so chic and sophisticated! Love it from head to toes!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

  • Shuuluka Johanna September 16, 2016 at 7:31 am

    This outfit speaks to my heart 😍😍😍😍

  • Gauri September 16, 2016 at 7:57 am

    Such a beautiful classic look!


  • Rachel September 16, 2016 at 8:21 am

    You look amazing! Love the top!


  • The Short (dis)Order Cook September 16, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I keep seeing these bell sleeves everywhere and I have to wonder how functional they are. Can you easily sit at a computer and type all day? Is it hard to keep them clean? I'm worried they would get in the way of everyday movement. Would love to hear what it's like to live a day in this type of blouse.

  • Katelyn September 16, 2016 at 9:42 am

    I live the pink quilted shoes. Are they comfortable and easy to walk in?

  • Jessi September 16, 2016 at 10:01 am

    So chic! I love this. Those pants are so flattering!


  • Alexa Johnson September 16, 2016 at 10:06 am

    Love this! It's the perfect work look!


  • Tess Felber_Sequins are the New Black September 16, 2016 at 10:28 am

    This outfit is absolutely stunning and beyond chic! I want to go out and buy that top now!! Happy Friday 🙂
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

  • Julie Hiller September 16, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I can't decide which detail I like better: the bell sleeves or the leather on those pumps. They're both so gorgeous!

    Lifestyle by Joules

  • Jessica | Petite Style Script Blog September 16, 2016 at 11:44 am

    Hi Jean! Thank you for the reminder about this Ann Taylor sale! Your outfit is so cute; I'm not a bell sleeve type of person so the top is not for me but the detailing is still great.

    I also purchased the Quilted Pumps! I just got them in the mail in size 5 and 5.5 and although 5 was too tight and 5.5 was a little large overall when I opened the box they did not SPARK JOY for me and therefore they are going back. My motto is KonMari Philosophy so I truly need to love an item to keep it. They still are a classic style and the 2 colors-navy and blush pink-can be great staples in a wardrobe.

    Have a great weekend!
    ~Jessica | http://www.petitestylescript.com/

  • Polly September 16, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    I really like the details of your top! These sophisticated outfits make me miss working at an office sometimes!


  • Cee Saenz September 16, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    love this look! especially the top…

  • Emily September 16, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Love how you styled this look. This top is now on my must-have list!!


  • Karen September 16, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    Gorgeous!!! I bought the whole outfit from Ann Taylor haha. We will see if they will look good on me 🙂

  • Ev September 16, 2016 at 2:53 pm
  • mybeautrip September 16, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    Great style! This outfit is so chic!


  • Sharan Kaur September 16, 2016 at 3:48 pm

    Such a fun and cute outfit!


  • Jean September 16, 2016 at 4:59 pm

    These are smaller flares so I don't have any trouble with them in everyday movement except when washing my hands at a sink or cooking (they can tend to 'sweep' the counter). I usually change before cooking anyways, and for washing hands I just tuck the bell sleeves into the wrist opening before using a restroom.

  • Jean September 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I found them easy to walk in with no breaking in needed! The height is ~ mid so not too tall. They are a pointed toe silhouette though, which I know some ladies with wider feet may have fit issues with.

  • Jean September 16, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    Seeing Chrissy at the salon was unexpected and definitely a treat! : )

  • affecionada September 16, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    This top is so chic! You wear it well, Jean. x

    Jen | affecionada

  • Julia Mazzucato September 16, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    I love this top! You look so pretty!
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

  • Jo @ CutandChicVintage September 16, 2016 at 9:06 pm

    Gorgeous outfit! I love that top!

    Jo x

  • Enerel Tumen September 17, 2016 at 4:53 am

    Hi Jean can you please do a brand review on Massimo Dutti. They seem like a great brand for ur style

  • Enerel Tumen September 17, 2016 at 4:55 am

    Hi Jean,

    Can u please do a brand review on Massimo Dutti

  • Pamela Gonzalez September 17, 2016 at 9:24 am

    Girl, you look amazing in those trousers! ♥


  • Joanna September 19, 2016 at 3:32 pm

    AT website says those pants aren't available for the promo code 🙁
    Is this others' experience as well?

  • Eva September 24, 2016 at 12:09 pm

    Gorgeous look! The pants look amazing on you.
    Big fan over here
    xxx, Eva


  • Unknown October 14, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Love the outfit! Would love to order it, but the Ann Taylor website doesn't show a 00P size for these trousers. Was anyone able to get the trousers in this size?

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