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Sneak Peek: Ann Taylor Summer 2012

I am so ready for summer with this crazy NY weather! I got a peek at Ann Taylor’s Summer 2012 Collection and it only made me yearn for flip flops and sun dresses even more. I LOVE all the color!! It’s literally a rebirth of all things fun, this season. Here are some trends that I’m loving.

Orange: This summer’s orange is a warm gentle-on-the-eyes orange. Best worn in flowing, simple silhouettes, this color looks great on all skin tones. Pair it with chunky neutral jewelry for a daytime look or luxurious shots of delicate gold for an elegant dinner date.

Chunky Vintage-Inspired Jewelry: I love that jewelry is still having it’s moment this summer at Ann Taylor. Statement necklaces and bracelets can take that simple white dress up a few notches and add major interest.

Turquoise and Blue: Yes, it’s the colors of the ocean. We’re being literal here. Ann Taylor does a simple sheath with a shirt hem in blue and it just works. This color is elegant and cool, like a breeze. Just looking at it makes me more calm.

Venise Lace: This thick lace screams decadence. It sets this tank apart from the sea of summer tanks.

Colored Snakeskin: I LOVE this one! Snakeskin is so chic and color makes it look younger and more vibrant. I love the matching shoes and handbags at Ann Taylor. I’m always torn about matching too much but I just may have to make an exception, here. If you’re not ready to commit to it, try it in a skinny belt.

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Are you excited for summer shopping?


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Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.


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