Today, we’re looking at Spring 2014 ready-to-wear by Michael Kors.
Michael Kors consistently produces collections that women want to wear. Crisp separates, flattering dresses, iconic handbags: in short, these are pieces real women go out and buy.
His Spring 2014 collection was no exception. He showed All-American sportswear commonly seen on a specific set of work hard, play hard, East coast types. For those of us that choose pink over taupe and denim over cashmere, there’s something aspirational about these grown-up looks. Just use a clean palette of white, chocolate, green, and slate to create these pieces for yourself.
The dresses in this collection had beautiful movement, even when they weren’t slit up the thigh. Shown with undone hair, oversized clutches, and natural makeup, the models could have been working ladies leaving the office for the day. Even the models’ walks in this show were quick and snappy, as if they had a very important business meeting or dinner date to attend.
Kors also showed crisp pencil skirts. Judging from the Spring shows, leg slits are back in a big way. The Slit Skirt is right on trend for next season! We’ve seen members Patzel and Alaney pairing pencil skirts with bustiers, and you could certainly try out this flirtier take on the skirt suit with a matching Bustier Top. Kors showed several variations of this look.
There were also gorgeous, relaxed trousers. These wide leg pants in ultra-lightweight materials moved more like a breezy skirt. Try the Button Tab Trousers in a fine linen or lightweight dress fabric for a similar effect. A sweeping tie neck blouse looked modern and casual with the ties undone. Try lengthening the long collar of the plus size Long Sleeve Blouse, or whipping up the Leopard Print Blouse in bright white.
What do you think of the new Michael Kors woman? Do you like these sophisticated looks, or prefer something brighter?
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