For Resort, designer Wayne Lee prefers to go the traditional route. "I always want it to be less serious than Fall, pieces you could really wear on vacation," she said at her studio. To lighten things up, Lee incorporated subtle ruffling and flouncy materials, as well as a Miami-inspired flamingo print. The skort—ripe for a real comeback—plays a major role in the collection, incorporated into a fuchsia minidress as well as flippy skater skirts in several colors. "In New York, at least, I feel like it's so windy and skirts are always blowing up," she said. "It's a way to wear something short and flowy when it's hot, but still feel covered."

Convenience plays a big role in Lee's latest effort—a navy leather bomber is made warm-weather wearable thanks to the perforated treatment, as is a mini wrap skirt paneled in the same material. A white minidress with gentle asymmetrical ruffles truly could work at the beach and the office, because of its forgiving-but-still-structured shape. And even a tube dress—done in her favorite electric blue—is easier to wear because of the thick elastic band holding it up at the top. "I hate when I constantly have to adjust my clothes," said Lee. With pieces as easy as this, her customers won't have that worry.