I love watching the seasons change, in person and through your style choices here on The Well Dressed Life.
It’s so fun to see new pieces and favorites emerge. Knowing what you loved each month helps me tremendously when planning our seasonal content. And because my top priority is helping you build out a chic and thoughtful wardrobe, knowing what you bought allows me to offer even more outfit options.
So our Readers Favorites series highlight the most loved items for the month and gives you a peek at what your fellow readers are incorporating in their wardrobes.
And every month, I feature you top 5 – 6 favorites.
Reader Favorites: February 2022
This month, there is a nice mix of basics, spring must haves, and color.
And, as luck would have it, many of these are on sale, with wide size ranges.
Tie Neck Puff Sleeve Top, $79.50
For the past few seasons Ann Taylor has been a bit disappointing, but this season might just be their redemption story. After seasons of limited sizes, supply chain issues and confusing sales, they came out of the gate for spring with items ideal for rebuilding your work wardrobe.
And it turns out, I’m not the only one who is sucker for a short sleeve blouse. This one has a very subtle, sheer puff sleeve – wonderful if you are narrow shouldered, and a tie neckline that adds a little extra detail.
Breton Top, $40
The classic Breton is a WDL key piece, and Boden makes one of our favorites. It’s available in various combinations; I like navy or black stripes against ivory, sizes 2 – 22.
If you have a full bust, you may not like the combination of a boat neckline and a horizontal stripe, as it might make you feel wide, and that’s okay! No one can wear every style, so go ahead and skip this as an option if you are uncomfortable.
Jogger Pants, $128
We frequently talk about joggers as a basic. You can find these in every fabric, from casual cotton to silk.
This month we featured the Spanx Jogger Pants, similar to their “Perfect Pants” but in a softer shape. They are great if you are looking for versatile pants that aren’t skinny but still shapely. Dress them up for work or a date night out.
Slim Pants, $80
Ann Taylor has always made a solid trouser. Even back when I was working with 1:1 clients, I could always count on them to have a classic work pant, in a range of sizes at reasonable prices.
So don’t sleep on these slim cut pants. We featured them last week here, in the red.
But the black (above) is the perfect basic for spring. You want them to hit right at your ankle, like on the model above, or a hair longer. If you get these and they are too long, have them hemmed.
Olive colored bottoms have been a popular neutral for the last few years. They are especially nice in early fall, and now, in early spring. So I was so happy to see this Old Navy version on our list, for $25 in regular, tall and petite in XS – 4X.
You can find some inspiration to incorporate them into your wardrobe in this older post here, that’s being updated this week 🙂
Satin Blouse, $30
H&M always has some seriously elegant and equally affordable pieces every season. This simple but beautiful blouse is only $30 and is just the thing to pair with slim lined trousers.
The v-neck is flattering on all body type. When you wear it , you can either let it hang out or half tuck into your waist band.
AND! if it feels a little too long but fits everywhere else, have it hemmed, it’s an easy alteration to make it work for you.
Tassel Loafers, $55 plus an extra 20% off with code: STOCKUP
Finally, Spring is the perfect time of year to add some poppy color to your look, and when you have a wardrobe built on basics, it’s so easy.
I love these Tassel Loafers from J.Crew Factory on sale for under $45. There is a full size range and an array of fun colors, like pink (above), a preppy green, and a classic red, along with your basic black and tan.
Grab a few if it’s in your budget and have fun adding some color to your looks.
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