Good news for those grappling for a sense of personal style after months brushing off that groundhog-day feeling in our home offices. Michael Kors has created the perfect easy-chic uniform for spring/summer 2021. His largely monochrome collection—infused with pops of kelly green, sky blue and chocolate—encompasses relaxed suiting, sleek co-ords and immaculate shirting. (Translation: essential components in the chicest of capsule wardrobes). Here, seven ways to channel the minimalist Michael Kors woman next season.
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The Kate Moss waistcoat is back
Noughties Glasto Kate Moss and her waistcoats will be pleased to know the shrug-on tailoring is back. Slip over louche shirting—don’t forget those low-slung belts!—for a bohemian take on workwear next summer.
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Commit to co-ords
Kors’s commitment to kelly-green and custard-yellow co-ords was admirable. From chunky ribbed knits and swishy silk pleated skirts to chunky sandals and rope bags, luxe monotone looks reign supreme for spring/summer 2021. Find your colour and stick to it.
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Carry your cross-bodies low on the hips
In a skater-girl flourish, Kors styled his new-season cross-body bags slung low on the hips. Consider the capacious woven style a lo-fi addition to your work wardrobe—one that your boyfriend will want to borrow.
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Belt-up, but thrice
Belts are the Kors woman’s triple threat accessory this autumn. Clip in and keep all other accessories to a minimum.
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Show how your garden grows
The easiest way to fill your spring/summer 2021 looks with Kors flair? Plant a sprig of foliage in your basket bags and watch your outfits bloom.
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Try the grown-up take on the bralette
By now you’ll have realised it’s futile to resist the bralette as a key trend next season. Kors, however, has managed to make the midriff-exposing bandeau palatable by styling it under pyjama style shirting. No rigorous crunching routines are necessary for this louche take on the ab flash. Praise be.
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Get into the Greek
Summer dresses borrowed their silhouettes and accents from Greece. Take yours to weddings for a holiday vibe that will have guests searching on Skyscanner in secret.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.