Fashion Week is over. By now those who need to know, have an idea of what the must-haves for Fall 2013 will be (lots of leather, luxe fabrics, ankle boots, socks if you’re young enough to get away with the knee/ankle sock look, and lots of subdued colors). Luckily, Fall is still a long way off in real time! It’s time to put our minds towards Spring/Summer, 2013, full of color, whimsy, and cool clothing you’ll want to own. Whether you like to shop online, or you like to peruse the racks in person, two of my favorite (but wear-able) lines, Ann Taylor LOFT and Lands End, are offering a really amazing, affordable, literally drool worthy array of clothing and accessories for women of all ages, sizes and personalities. Here’s the Advice Sisters first look at Spring/Summer from these two popular companies:
LANDS END: Why we love it: Easy shopping online or by catalogue, and great customer service:
Lands End has really boosted the fashion trend quotient in their catalogues and online. And there’s something to appeal to every shape, size and style type. The thing I like best about Lands Ends, besides the items they sell, is their absolutely excellent customer service. If you ever have a problem either ordering or with something you’ve purchased, their knowledgeable, friendly and efficient customer service people “make it right” without a fight!
Well known for bathing suits to fit (and suit) every size and shape, with one piece and swim separates that appeal to everyone, Lands End also offers a rainbow of beach-related items, including these colorful towels for a sizzingly Summer!
This is just a small sample of the incredible range of swimwear Lands End offers. Which will end up in your suitcase for your next vacation at the beach?!
Lands End is offering consumers a really wide range of on-trend and classic pieces for women, men, juniors and kids, that will appeal to virtually every person of every body type and personality. They even have an expanded “plus” line that offers many of the same or similar pieces in the regular line, but made specifically for the curvier woman. Lands End also offers an array of dresses in the season’s must-have colors, such as peach and orange. Lands End also now offers shoes (good quality leather and other materials) and jewelry at reasonable prices. Whether you want a long dress or a short one, you’ll find something to suit your taste at Lands End for Spring 2013.
And no discussion of lands end at any time of year would be complete without mentioning the wide array of canvas voat totes that helped make the company, famous. The rugged totes come in a variety of sizes, colors and accent colors, and you can personalize them for a little bit extra. Those of us who love these totes find a gazillion uses for them, and we wouldn’t live without them!
ANN TAYLOR LOFT: Why we love it: Shopping either in-store or online, with trends that are easy to love, fun to wear and won’t break your budget.
At Ann Taylor LOFT, the trends were easy to spot and will be fun to wear: dressy tees, crochet & lace, neon and bright colors, boho beads and accessories, and mixed media prints. What’s great about LOFT is that the fashions are forward-looking, but well crafted. You can’t miss if you add some of these to your Spring and Summer wardrobe:
Make any day a happy, sunny one, wearing a mix of bright colors, and some bright “boho” beads. Add any of the accessories below to make any every fun and fashionable!
Accessories at Ann Taylor loft were not just plentiful, but really, really pretty. I was mentally “shopping” the collection as we toured the room on a cold day that seemed far removed from Spring. But when these accessories items arrive in the store, jump on them! I predict a quick sell-out of the jelly sandals, beads, handbags, etc.
Who says dressing for the office has to be dull? It won’t be, if you make a “mixed media” outfit ready from Ann Taylor LOFT. Try this a dress with a beaded belt, or layer on some jewelry. If your wear pants, black pants and slouchy tank top are the perfect canvas for a few bright accessories. Add a sweater or jacket, and you’re ready for work. Remove your jacket or sweater, and it’s time to go out to dinner, or be well dressed for a hot date!
The Spring/Summer items start arriving in March through August 2013. Visit your favorite Ann Taylor LOFT store, or http://www.loft.com