Nicole Miller For JCPenney Complete Lookbook

I have a thing for Nicole Miller, and the lady behind it all. However, her spring ’12 collection for JCPenney is now giving me even more to love and much less to pay. The New York designer delivers the chic wearability we’ve come to expect from her line, as well as some styling inspiration, all priced under $100. With looks that might as well be part of a textbook entry on “How to Mix Prints,” the newest lookbook also brings the return of chunky platforms, asymmetrical necklines, and bright boho prints. Love It All!!

The collection reads like a sartorial mix tape for whatever mood we’re in, with beyond enough options — flirty animal-print dresses, off-the-shoulder blouses, and tailored black bottoms, to name a few. Celebrity-in-hiding sunnies, cool printed and solid handbags, and color-blocked heels finish off the looks and add a certain edginess to the easy collection.