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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?

We can’t wait to see your projects inspired by New York Fashion Week. Tag them with NYFW, and we’ll pull them into a gallery!


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    Sep 14, 2013, 04.09 PMby conejitoasesino

    yeah, I’m def down with this collection. I’m not a pastel kinda gal. and I LOVE the loose pant! Now if only they were available in larger sixes and for a lower price. Well, a girl can dream!

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    Sep 12, 2013, 08.40 PMby Elina Krasteva

    Unfortunately, a bad surprise. Seems like something we have all seen. However they are wearable, but much more appropriate for autumn.

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    Sep 12, 2013, 03.24 PMby nrobson

    purrrdy stuff

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    Sep 12, 2013, 03.02 PMby Denise Wild

    I’m not sure how I feel about such muted tones for spring. I prefer the vibrant colours of seasons past. But I think I could get used to this. Beautiful cuts and designs! It’s just the colours seem so sombre when seen all together…

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    Sep 12, 2013, 10.23 AMby Sewing Your Style

    OMG! I love them all! A Michael Kors classic once again!

    But let’s not be fooled. It’s more about the great choice of fabrics than the patterns isn’t it? ;)


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    Sep 12, 2013, 05.17 AMby marrrija

    Now, this is something I’d like to wear.. At the first look – the blue skirt and he brown leopard shirt; they seem strange, but as I look at it more closely, they go fabulously together.

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    Sep 12, 2013, 03.37 AMby purplegoat

    Hey where are your Burda “recreate” pattern suggestions like previous posts? I’ve been enjoying the inspiration directly tied to your patterns.

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    Sep 12, 2013, 12.29 AMby tika1210

    Michael Kor’s is a good example of what American Designers do best and that’s sportswear. It isn’t edgy but it is a good classical look and it is grown up which is very nice.

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    Sep 11, 2013, 11.30 PMby nouvellegamine

    I love these. They’re actually wearable. The colors are some of my favorites as well.

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