If you don’t know who Michael Kors is by now then you've been living under a rock for the last 4 years. And with the return of Project Runway, and Spring 09's looks premiering in New York last week, Kors is back in the spotlight in a big way.
Now for those of you who have been living under that rock and the rest of you who automatically assume that designer clothing is out of your budget – think again. Kors' vision for his collections is two parts country club, one part mall – and a few of the lines' price points match that.
All these picks are from the MICHAEL line — hey, we're on a budget – there's a recession in case you didn't know. And with so many fabulous pics that you can wear straight from the office to drinks, why would you want to blow your whole budget on a collection piece when you could get everything you see here for less than one runway dress?
This adorable grey belted sweater dress would look killer with a pair of black booties and opaque black tights this fall. Just $119.59 and it's machine washable (no dry cleaning bills = money saved). One of his Michael strong points as a designer is the ability to create a work-appropriate garment that flatters a girl just where she needs it. Grab this subtle plaid sheath dress with pleated scoop neck and patent leather belt on sale for $119.
Take a walk on the wild side with these quintessentially sophisticated calf hair peep-toe pumps — just $255. No lady in Michael Kors is complete without the perfect handbag. This smart silhouetted black contrast-stitching Brookville Shopper will fit all your work essentials (laptop included) for $348.
The man doesn't just do dresses and accessories — he does separates as well. Go green in a lichen-colored charmeuse blouse with pleated neckline and puffed, banded sleeves for $89.50. A grey skirt is always a great way to throw off your otherwise completely black, corporate wardrobe: grab this pleated wool skirt for $109.50.