Winter Kate Fall 2011 Tries Tame Boho & Short Skirts

Nicole Richie’s newest installment of the Winter Kate line hints that she’s maturing away from her Almost Famous flower-power-groupie aesthetics and settling into structure, paneling, and contour. A floor-length floral dress and a trapeze drape here and there keep the bohemian spirit alive, but the base of the collection favors key, soft-tailored pieces. Hemlines are high and flirty, balanced by roomy sleeves and silky wraps. The color palette stays neutral, save for pops of red and navy that ignite against muted tones. This versatile collection is begging to be worn for summer festival outings, and then right back into the office.