Backstage after her show, Kowalska said she loves layering for autumn, but until now has found it trickier for her spring collections. This time, she designed the collection specifically for that purpose.

“It’s the first time we got it right for summer,” she said. “It’s a nice way to layer, and a credible way to layer.”

A Détacher’s spring/summer collection won’t be in stores for several months, but the way Kowalska styled it might apply to your existing wardrobe while the temperatures are still warm. Pay attention to proportions—cropped pants made these looks feel fresh—as well as fabric choices. Mixing sheer layers with more opaque fabrics works well, and think of belts as an extra piece to anchor a look. If you’re still cold, you can always add a sweater.

As for me, I’m going to add a pair of cropped office pants to my desk drawer ASAP. I can’t wait to pull them on under a dress.

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