Reformation x Spring & Clifton Resort 2012

Round about February of every year, I officially grow tired of my winter duds. Luckily, we haven’t had any real snow in NYC this year, but how many ways can you wear your favorite chambray shirt from Zara or your failproof black leather heeled combat boots? Even a fashion girl like myself runs out of ideas and what better way to get a surge of inspiration than with a new piece?

Reformation is giving us all a wealth of ideas with the brand’s Resort 2012 collaboration with Spring & Clifton. It started in Montauk, where designers Michelle Zacks (Spring & Clifton) and Yael Aflalo (Reformation) got inspired to design a collection together for the Resort season. Michelle was drawn to an amazing baja jacket at the area’s local surf shop because of its texture, pattern and colors and that influence can be seen in the limited-edition of 10 pieces, featuring combinations of baja/leather and reworked knits and tees.

“I would say that our collective teenage years spent in Southern California played a role in the look of the collab. References include surf and skate culture, music, art, and downtown NYC meets SoCal.” – Michelle Zacks

My favorite piece? The Big Sur Shorts (shown above – $205). Not sure if they will accommodate my curves, but their greatness cannot be denied. For a party with sky-high wedges or casual weekends with studded gladiators, they are great for the warm months to come.

Reformation x Spring & Clifton’s Resort 2012 collection retails for $85 – $300. Visit www.thereformation.com to purchase and for more information.

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