Animal prints of all kind are a huge trend this fall. Snake, leopard, cheetah, and zebra patterns are everywhere at every price. It’s a look I particularly like, so when I passed the Ann Tayor window on Friday, they called from the window and I decided to do a dressing room diary on the spot.
DRD is when I try on new merchandise so you can see what it looks like on a woman over 25 who wears a size larger than zero.
After talking about switching things up last week, I decided to give wide crops a try. These are the Easy Crop in 8 regular. The fit is terrific and the fabric is a great one to wear now and into the Fall. This is the 8 regular which fits well but feels too long on me. They didn’t have 10 petite in the store so I ordered it. I’m wearing them with this Zebra Print camp shirt in small. I like the softer contrast of black to beige rather than white. It’s a great fitting shirt and runs true to size.
I love wearing a cardigan like a pullover. This Zebra print Cardigan is a true black and white. I tucked it in to show the button detail on these jeans which are cropped. Go figure, these don’t look cropped on me. #petiteadvantages
This tweed top is on their final sale rack and super cute but too large so stayed in the store. I’m wearing it with the Marina crop pant in a regular 8. I love the fit, but they seem too long on me so ordered the petite. This is a very popular pant for Ann Taylor. Its flattering side zip is very slimming and the fabric has great stretch.
These are the Marina pant in 10 petite. I prefer this length and the leg is slightly less flared so a better proportion on me.
This polka dot shell has a nice tie at the waist for some shaping. You can see the detail better in the ivory-colored one below. I’m wearing a medium so it fits true to size. I could not wear the petite version because the belt would be too high on my torso.
This pleated skirt is the most gorgeous shade of green. I’m wearing the regular but would prefer the length of a petite. This length begins to look dowdy on me in this style skirt.
This Zebra print skirt is more my style but is way too long on me. It hits at the widest part of my leg which is the worst place to stop so I ordered the petite. It is soft beige and black which they call doeskin. The shell is a zebra texture in tone on tone black.
This cardigan feels like silk but is a machine washable viscose. I’m wearing a medium in regular which fits well because I like it buttoned closed. The petite sleeves would be a better length on me. The pants are a blue plaid, with a nice stretch and a slim silhouette. I’m wearing an 8 regular which fits perfectly because I like slim pants this length on me.
They call this an open poncho, I call it a Ruana. Whatever you call it, it’s awesome. Soft and lightweight, it works for summer air-conditioning and cool fall temps. It’s one size and available in solid or this print which is perfect over so many other colors.
And on the subject of a hot mess… this combo. The wide cropped pants and longer jacket are a ticket to stumpy looking on me. I love the soft neutral color scheme but could never wear this. I asked if this jacket came in petite and was told no. It does, so the lesson here is to check online yourself.
This is still too long on me but a better proportion with my full-length jeans
If you’re thinking of adding some zebra to your wardrobe, today is a good time to do it. Ann Taylor is giving 40% off their entire new collection with the code SOGOOD. I love sales on pre-season clothes and this is a good one. It ends today.
Do you like neutrals and zebra print?
Thanks for reading and have a stylish day.