Pale blue is one of my all time favorite colors (I couldn’t resist wearing it at our baby shower which unintentionally confused our guests ; ), so I was happy to see it get its moment in Ann Taylor’s spring collection! It pairs easily with neutrals but also with bright colors, like yellow or a deeper blue if you want to do a monochromatic look. I would say the true color of the “cool peri” hue is in between how it looks in the outdoor vs. indoor photos in this post. This is an outfit that is business casual work appropriate, but can also be worn to dressier events like a bridal or baby shower. The lace top is also an easy way to dress up a pair of jeans and sandals on the weekends!
Not pictured, but I tried on this tiered dress in the same “cool peri” color as my skirt. The dress is lightweight and flowy in a flattering A-line silhouette, with a comfortable elasticized waistband and fabric that seemed wrinkle-resistant (no steaming needed out of the package). My usual size was a little loose on me at the waist but would not require any alterations – I would just add a waist belt to cinch that area in. There is also a flutter sheath dress in the same color as well with great reviews! That one is in their doubleweave fabric, which is a little more thick and substantial with stretch.
This is described online as a jersey knit top, but I liked that it’s actually a little thicker in-person like a ponte fabric. The medium weight material makes it more ideal for wearing untucked, but it does also work tucked in if you “blouson” the fabric out out a bit over the waistline! The yoke top portion is partially see through, but you can still wear a regular skin-toned bra underneath.
This is a gently flaring, seamed skirt made of a lightweight crepe fabric with good movement and drape. The waist measures 13″ across on a 00 petite which is true to size for Ann Taylor bottoms. I had it taken in 2″ from the back seams to sit higher up on my waist, so perhaps try a size down if you also prefer your skirts to be high waisted!
Thank you to Ann Taylor for partnering on this post.