This month, I've partnered with Ann Taylor in celebration of pants. Growing up, I attended an all-girls private school, where I spent most of my days wearing a kilt. So, for me, the ability to switch into a pair of pants in the evenings or on the weekends gave me a sense of empowerment and made me feel inspired. Many years and many pants later, I like to think that I still have the same appreciation for slipping into a pair of ripped, light-wash denim or a white, wide-legged trouser on my own accord.
In light of National Women's History Month, Ann Taylor launched the "Pants Are Power" campaign, celebrating the evolution of pants not only in fashion, but as a symbol of equality for women. With the brand's commitment of over 60 years to make a woman feel powerful in her wardrobe, the new campaign video (also seen below) looks back at the 1940s when women could still be arrested for wearing pants in public and moves forwards to the present day when women can wear them whenever, wherever.
In celebration of Ann Taylor's spring pant collection, which utilizes the past to build sister solidarity in the future, I opted for the brand's pearl-trimmed girlfriend jeans, which I paired with an Ann Taylor piped linen blazer, my staple Club Monaco white tee and navy suede Stuart Weitzman heels.
Watch the "Pants Are Power" campaign video below.