Come next spring, if you’re looking for that quintessential cute, darling, sweet summer look that reminds your grandparents of summer evenings sipping lemonade on the front porch, you need look no further than Rebecca Minkoff’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Not that the line is old-fashioned or dowdy by any stretch of the imagination. Quite the contrary. The looks are sufficiently new, contemporary, and well styled. However, there is an undeniable sweetness to this collection that is endearing.

Let’s start with the hats; big, floppy, sun hats that are extra long in the back. While they may look young and a touch sporty on the models in the pictures, I can pretty much promise that if you pick one up for your mother to wear while she’s out in the garden she will almost certainly be appreciative. There aren’t many times one can share their wardrobe choices with their elders, so be sure to take advantage of this one.

Then, we must talk about those cute little sun dresses, especially the ones in pastel color blocks, not to mention all the darling two-piece ensembles. Do these not just have summer written all over them or what ? The dusty tone of the pastels is right on trend with everything else we’ve been seeing so far this season, and the white/blue stripes are as timeless as baseball and grandmother’s dentures. All the silhouettes are loose and comfortable, so no one is likely to complain that you’re dressed to flirty. Yet, there are plenty of touches of lace and bare shoulders to guarantee you’ll get the attention of whomever it is you want to sit next to at the bonfire.

Oh, and did I mention the overalls? Okay, some people love them, others hate them. I guess it rather depends where one grew up and any negative connotations that might be associated with such things. Paired as they are here with a lace shirt and open-toed booties, they look more cosmopolitan than they do country, but I suppose one could take them either way.

Finally, the big surprise of the show was the last five pieces for which Rebecca handed out 3D glasses. The print on these pieces is special and, in the right light with the 3D glasses, very special and wonderful things can happen. Now, will anyone actually buy these novelty pieces? My guess is that young women in their teens will flock to them just because they’re unique. Whether they’ll be sold with a pack of 3D glasses for one’s friends I’ve not heard. I suppose anything is possible.

Rebecca Minkoff gives us a very fun and very appropriate collection for next summer. Take your mom and grandma shopping with you when you go. Buy floppy hats together. These opportunities don’t happen often.

Photo Credit: Valerio Mezzanotti

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