If you were waiting until tomorrow to score a piece from Milly’s collaboration with Kohl's DesigNation, you're in luck. The retailer dropped the collection early on kohls.com, which means the label's bright and sunny Capri-inspired capsule is up for grabs RIGHT NOW. You can expect a sweet slice of la dolce vita thanks to designer Michelle Smith, who delivers the island's vibe of jet-set glamour, sparkling Mediterranean and an endless Italian glow in her 61-piece collection of $100-or-less women’s ready-to-wear, accessories, and children’s clothing.
“There’s a relaxed elegance to the island—from the amazing architecture to the delicious food, the enjoyment of life is definitely in the air,” said Smith, who vacationed there with her husband and daughter last year to get inspiration. In turn, she churned out sundresses bedecked with cabana stripes and photorealistic prints of Capri’s iconic bougainvillea, nautical pieces fit for a day at sea and, of course, the isle’s namesake cropped pants. “I wanted everything to look effortlessly chic, or as the Italians say, 'sprezzatura,’" says Smith. To that, we say “bravo.”
Check out a few of our favorite pieces from the collection, below.
Striped Organza Midi Skirt (above), $70; kohls.com
"This is one of my favorite fabrics in the collection," says Smith. "It’s a sheer silk jacquard, which is a big trend for spring." And the skirt's style is meant to work for everyone. "A lot of the skirts focus on a true waist, which is the narrowest part of your torso," Smith explains.
Striped Fit & Flare Dress, $84; kohls.com
Scuba Crop Top, $40; kohls.com
Striped Pleated Shirt Dress, $70; kohls.com
Floral Charmeuse Crop Top, $40, and Pleated Soft Pants, $54; kohls.com
this 1971 photograph of a barefoot Jackie O in mind. “The pattern works with everything, so you can mix and match with the other pieces.”
Umbrella Midi Scuba Skirt, $50; kohls.com