Designer Spotlight: Michael Stars

March 24, 2012 | Heather

Founded on the principle that style should be comfortable, Michael Cohen began his brand with his signature unisex tee. After meeting his wife, the duo created the Michael Stars label we know and love today: ultra comfortable tees, luxe cashmere sweaters, and easy-breezy layering pieces. Their spring collection mixes colors like tangerine, navy and kelly green with crisp¬† white to create styles that are as fresh as they are fun. These pieces stay true to the brand’s founding principle with styles that work effortlessly into your wardrobe.

1. Michael Stars Linen Cropped Moto Jacket ($178)
Linen with a twist. We’ve never seen this classic summer fabric so edgy! White linen is cut into a cropped jacket and outfitted with moto detailing like zippers, pockets, and a collarless cut. Style over your summer pieces after the sun goes down.

2. Michael Stars Linen Pant ($108)
Beach-going basic. Michael Stars does this summer staple justice with partially sheer fabric, front slit pockets and a drawstring waist. Just add bikini.

3. Michael Stars Alba Color Blocked Maxi Dress ($168)
Taking colorblocks to the next season, this sultry summer maxi dress layers nautical navy over a gorgeous green. Show off your favorite summer sandals with its asymmetrical hem.

4. Michael Stars Blurry Stripe Tank ($62)
All the colors of a summer sunset, all the possibilities of a lazy summer day. The perfect complement to white denim, this tank is a throw-on-and-go with its easy fit and warm colors.

5. Michael Stars Tailor Made Straw Fedora ($37)
Flirt on or off the beach with this fun fedora. We loved the straw fedora so much last year, we’re bringing it back for another go around. Two-toned straw is complemented by a sweet little grosgrain ribbon. Add a tank, bikini, and cutoffs for beach-bumming.

6. Michael Stars Split Neck Drawstring Dress ($78)
Tangy tangerine complements any summer tan. Layer this tunic length dress over your bikini or pair with armfuls of jewelry and wedges for cocktails. Split neckline with string ties.