Milly Spring 2012

Michelle Smith continues to appease the Milly girl with a delightful spring collection saturated with color and geometric prints.  Doing what she does best, she kept silhouettes simple and chic with soft A-line dresses, pleated skirts, shift dresses with short hemlines for the Southern Florida gal and colorful jackets, cardigans and handbags.

There was nothing in the collection I didn’t like.  There was something for every shape, color and size in the collection.  Curvy girls can don the long pleated maxi dress with tetris like print or the green and white print A-line dress; long and lean girls would benefit from the mod-squad-esque mini sheath dress or the pencil skirt paired with a short sleeve cardigan.

The accessories in the Milly spring collection were youthful and somewhat quirky.  The designer styled each look with animal brooches, printed hats, and colorful statement necklaces.   She collaborated with Sperry Topsider to create espadrille platforms.  Milly has said that she grew up wearing the preppy boat shoes.

The collection looked fresh yet had a vintage aesthetic.  Get ready to don unconventional sunnies like rounded, cateye, extremely oversized and colorful rimmed.  This collection is definitely meant to make a statement.  With pink lips, minimal makeup and side swept ponytails, Spring is optimistic, fun, fresh and colorful.