last week, michael kors released his 2015 resort collection. formerly marketed by “upscale” stores and designers to only very affluent customers heading to warm-weather climates for a little vacay in the post-christmas/new year’s weeks, the “resort” collection — also known as the “cruise” collection — is now held by most designers to be the most important collection of the year given the time it occupies the retail floor – almost two-thirds of the year. now marketed to the mainstream (though, especially to those who live year-round in warm climates), resort wear staples are as varied as the destinations of its purchasers — from the slopes to the beaches, and everything in between. but, the timing of the release (smack between the summer and fall collections) offers a glimpse of those items from the fall collections (released in february each year) that have real staying power and gives a hint of what we will see in the summer collections (released in september).
kors’ collection was delightful and provided some summer inspo just as the bloom falls off the seasonal rose, so to speak, and we begin to pick through our closets or the summer sale racks looking for some inspiration. here are some of my favorites to help you land that perfect summer vibe. . .