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10 Wardrobe Essentials to Get You Through the Holiday Season

10 Wardrobe Essentials to Get You Through the Holiday Season

We are only a few weeks away from the jampacked lineup of holiday parties—which means you have some outfit planning to do. From Thanksgiving to casual office parties and even formal soirees, there’s a lot to be dressing for this season. But don’t stress, dear reader, because we rounded up the 10 essentials to keep you fashionable, fabulous, and feeling confident throughout. Click through to shop our top-rated picks, all from the classiest of brands, Ann Taylor, and enjoy 40% off everything while you do—because saving on self-purchases is essential when faced with that holiday gift list.


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November 9, 2017

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Ann Taylor Ponte Leggings

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THE PONTE LEGGING: The workhorse of any winter wardrobe is always worth updating. Grab these top-rated ponte leggings today.

STYLE WITH: Pair these leggings with a black bootie, red shoe, or taupe over the knee boot and luxurious sweater for your company holiday party or casual get-together with friends.


Ann Taylor Stephania Suede D'Orsay Pumps

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THE RED SHOE: Not only is red the color of the holiday season, it was the must-have color of the Fall / Winter '17 runway shows. Show your holiday spirit and your flair for fashion when you sport these shoes. 

STYLE WITH: These shoes are meant to be seen. Ankle-skimming denim or a midi-skirt will show them off nicely.


Ann Taylor Off The Shoulder Bell Sleeve Sweater

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THE WINTER WHITE SWEATER: We love nothing more than a gorgeous white sweater on a cold winter day.

STYLE WITH: Lighten up your winter look when you pair this sweater with skinny jeans or leggings and booties.


Ann Taylor Camp Shirt

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THE RED BLOUSE: Stock up on this best-selling, top-rated blouse while you can. Loved for its shoulder ruching detail and tunic-like length, this blouse is an easy pick for any holiday event.

USERS SAID: "I've already worn this so much, and gotten so many compliments! Can be tucked into a skirt or pants for work, or thrown over leggings or jeans for a fun night out. I'm ordering every color!"


Ann Taylor Ainsley Suede Heeled Booties

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THE TRACK SOLE BOOTIE: We first saw this trend a year ago... and love that it is sticking around! Track sole boots and booties offer style, comfort, and traction.

WHERE TO WEAR: Thanksgiving dinner—this gorgeous bootie travels well due to the easy slip-on-and-off design (hello, airport security) and comfortable fit.


Ann Taylor Funnel Neck Coat With Faux Fur Cuffs

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THE STATEMENT COAT: We love making a fabulous entrance. Do so when you sport this little coat that will make any LBD pop.

LOVED FOR: The fashion-forward faux fur accents are removable, making this coat ultra-versatile.


Ann Taylor Ankle Pant with Ruffle Cuff

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THE RUFFLE CUFF PANT: Ankle length pants are all the rage this year. Ann Taylor took it one more step and added an adorable ruffle, making their best-selling pants more festive for the holiday season.

STYLE WITH: We love pairing these party-perfect pants with a matching red blouse and black suede heels. Tone the colorful look down when you go with a black blouse instead. 


Ann Taylor Pleated Flutter Dress

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THE BURGUNDY DRESS: Burgundy is one of the season’s hottest colors. The fact that you get this on-trend color in a beautiful, flattering dress is a win-win.

USERS SAID: "I now own this dress in two colors. It is super versatile, does not wrinkle, and is very comfortable"


Ann Taylor Shawl Collar Wrap Coat

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THE WRAP COAT: For those really cold evenings when a longer coat is necessary, we recommend going with a gorgeous wrap coat. This timeless piece will make a great addition to your wardrobe for years to come.

USERS SAID: "Classic coat. I feel this coat will do the job of getting from the parking garage to the theater or party with warmth. The lining is beautiful, the material of the coat itself is lovely."


Ann Taylor metallic Pleated Skirt

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THE METALLIC SKIRT: Pleated, metallic skirts are one of the season’s top trends. Lucky for us, they also work perfectly for any holiday party.

STYLE WITH: We love this skirt paired back to a black suede or velvet heel and fitted top.

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