Summer styles: Michael Kors 2011

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I’ve stressed the importance of not believing in trends many times before. And every time I see a collection I really really love I wish it would be reinvented every season. But the biggest gain is that a good collection will be an endless source of inspiration, just like street style, fashion editorials and cinema style. I was looking forward to the arrival of summer so that I could share some favourite past collections that will always have a place on the style map.

The first stop is Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2011, a collection that looked so effortlessly right. A lot of white, but vivid colours too, because summer is a time to brighten up, t-shirts, light trenches, linen blazers over breezy dresses, long tailored vests, oversize, roughly woven raphia bags, knitted dresses and cardigans, all summer essentials, all beautifully combined to create a fresh and timeless summer wardrobe. I also love the long safari dress Freja Beha is wearing in the top photo (what a classic look!), the tissue-thin turtleneck (the idea of turtleneck for summer is so chic) and the tan accessories, the ideal complement to white.

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A summer look wouldn’t be complete without relaxed hair style and sun-kissed make-up. “The hair is divided into two pieces and tied together like you would with shoe laces”—and side part to allow a chunk of hair to fall in front of one eye for an “effortless, urban” just-walked-off-the-beach style. The beautiful make-up “gives the girls a wind-burnt, flushed effect like they’ve been out in the sun for a bit.” I’ll go for this look this season, without having to worry that I have to stay in the sun to acquire that summery glow.

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Michael Kors Spring/Summer 2011 collection, photos and quotes:

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