Spring is almost here (hopefully…) which means it’s time to freshen up your wardrobe. If you’re looking for an easy way to update your warm-weather repertoire, we advise you grab a few white staples to carry you through the season. To make it easy, we’ve hand picked some of our favorite pieces…
Cut from a luxurious Italian square fil coupe, this white MILLY midi skirt will always be a hit, especially when paired with the matching crop top or a conversational graphic tee (think “Sorry for Partying”…) The delicate details in the fabric give this skirt texture, while the length makes it on-trend. Pair it with sandals for a day at the office and throw on heels when you’re ready to head to a rooftop beer garden.
If you’re in need of a versatile and lightweight topper, this cropped sailor blazer can’t be missed. MILLY designer Michelle Smith updates this classic shape in a tencel linen, keeping it weather-appropriate for the season. The cropped shape and slightly loose fit make it perfect for warmer days. For a polished look, pair it with the corresponding Cuffed Stella Shorts - this white-on-white look is feminine and modern.
What’s summer without a staple white dress? Crafted in a luxurious Italian tech stripes fabric, this sleeveless MILLY dress features bold leather binding, giving it the right amount of detail and edge. Plus, precise tailoring shapes the body, with a fitted bodice and flare skirt. We love this styled with killer heels and fun accessories.
Spring cleaning means out with the old and in with the new. If you’re searching for the ultimate handbag to complement your fresh spring picks, this is it. Made of a shiny leather and punctuated with oversized zippers and hardware details, this MILLY tote fits your daily essentials stylishly.
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One great basic goes a long way. We’re shining the spotlight on The MILLY V-Neck flyaway tank a.k.a The Outfit Multiplier. In stretch matte silk with spaghetti straps and distinctive bar detail at front, it’s an elevated essential you can wear so many ways. Make it part of your wardrobe today - in cobalt blue, white, or both!
Sporty kicks are making a comeback, especially when paired with stylish dresses. Case in point: Veronica Ferraro, the Milan-based street style star behind The Fashion Fruit styles the MILLY Coco dress in Italian Orchid print with a bright new pair.
Feel the pull of the ocean, the heat of the sun, the sand beneath your feet…come on in, the water’s fine.
Inspired by a trip to Hawaii, Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY, created this luscious parrot print—it’s like no other. Crafted in luxurious European fabrics and in so many silhouettes, it’s the perfect way to dip your toes into summer, as seen on MILLY model Loulou Robert.
Now that spring break is here, I’m dreaming about my favorite warm weather locations… One exotic hideaway that instantly comes to mind is a hidden gem on the Riviera Nayarit in Mexico - a little surf town called Sayulita (photos courtesy of Claudia Lebenthal, Style of Sport). Discovered in the late 1960s by wandering surfers, this off-the-beaten-path town is quickly becoming a popular spot for its stunning beaches, jungle terrain, snorkeling and fishing, and of course, its surfing.
The ultimate location for anyone looking to live on a surfboard for a few days, it features tame waves for beginners and surging ones for pros. Plus, if you’re down for an eclectic culture fix, you’ll love walking around the town scouting the different shops, filled with bohemian style jewelry, clothing, bags, and swimwear. P.S. You can’t go to Sayulita without heading to Pacha Mama - you’ll fall in love with the gypsy-inspired designs from the stunning Mignot sisters.
Insider info: make sure your trip to Sayulita overlaps with one of the town’s favorite events, the annual Punta Sayulita Classic. This weekend long contest hails some of the top athletes for long board and stand up paddle surfing…
Lea Michele is truly stepping up her fashion game. At last night’s Glee’s 100th episode party, she wasn’t afraid to show her bod styled in true runway fashion. Gotta love a little illusion dress! The bustier strap dress hits stores in June, but in the meantime you can get a similar version of the bustier strap dress straight from the runway here.
With each collection, Michelle Smith, founder and designer of MILLY designs signature prints that act as roadmaps for the ready to wear season. Here, we give you a behind the scenes look at how a print comes to life.
Where it comes from:
Last year, right after the MILLY FW ’13 runway show, Michelle went on vacation with her family to Hawaii and Japan. There, she was inspired by the colors of the surf and the tradition of florals in Japanese culture. Michelle set out to incorporate the beauty of the florals and Eastern influences in this print.
What makes it special:
Cherry blossoms intertwine with saturated reds, yellows and indigos. This print is sure to get you noticed.
How to wear it:
You can ride the floral wave in different ways—which is your style?
No matter your style, it’s the perfect complement to every closet. With a modern silhouette and custom flip lock closure, (not to mention that it comes in blue or black), it’s making its way to the top of everyone’s spring wish list.
Some of fashion’s finest shows us how they style their Bryant small crossbody bags, from Kimberly Pesch of Eat Sleep Wear, Alicia Lund of Cheetah is the New Black, and Liz Cherkasova of Late Afternoon, just to name a few…
If you’re in search of a new bag for spring (who isn’t?) you’ve met your match. Get the blue if you’re in the mood to brighten up your handbag selection, or go for the black if you’re looking for a classic design with a twist. Either way, we know you’ll love it.
Other essentials include a pair of gorgeous Manolo metallic heels that can be worn with everything, bright Butter London nail polish colors (one for your mani, one for your pedi) bangles, a Chanel compact, Dior lip gloss and mascara for touch ups before happy hour. Don’t forget the sunnies!
It’s nearly spring…but not quite! We don’t know about you, but we’re in need of a beauty pick-me-up. While we bide the time, here are our tips, straight from Romy Solemani’s kit backstage at the MILLY SS ‘14 runway show to get you ready for spring.
This season, it’s all about quenched skin, a defined brow and a pop of color on the lip. We’re loving Kevyn Aucoin makeup…see how to get the look, here:
1. Prep a clean face with tinted moisturizer for a sheer glow. We like: The Sensual Skin Tinted balm.
2. Lightly define brows with a pencil and instantly your eyes will shine
3. For lips, try this dual trick: use a lip pencil (we used The Flesh Tone Lip Pencil in Cerise) and dab on The Pure Powder Glow Blush in Fira on top for a sexy matte look that lasts.
It’s safe to say we love spotting people in MILLY outfits - especially when the roster includes J.Lo and Solange Knowles. Over the past few weeks some of our favorite celebrities have been out and about wearing designer Michelle Smith’s signature pieces and we’ve been experiencing serious fashion envy.
If you’re in need of style inspiration for spring, look no further. We’ve put together a few of our favorite celebrity MILLY sightings to make it easy. CLICK THE SLIDESHOW TO SHOP THESE CELEB STATUS OUTFITS.
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