Sophomore has a come a long way since Chrissie Miller launched the brand with a single, quippy T-shirt. You can still see its roots, though. For several years now, Miller has been working with designer Madeleine von Froomer, and together they've grown Sophomore into a full wardrobe of essentially casual clothes. But there's something about even the dressiest pieces in this season's collection, such as the newly introduced washed silks, that expresses the insouciant attitude of that original tee. Simply put, these are clothes meant to be worn the way a T-shirt is, i.e., without thinking about it.

The washed silks make a nice addition, particularly when tie-dyed or used as solid silk jumpsuits and spaghetti-strap swing dresses. Those pieces capture the ease at the heart of the brand and point the way forward as Miller and von Froomer expand beyond their stock in trade of jersey separates. As for those jersey items, they're in good supply here, and Sophomore's raglans and skin-baring tanks should continue to do steady sales. The new, subtly A-line jersey maxi dress looks like a summertime hit as well.

Aside from the silk jumpsuit, this collection is entirely composed of dresses and tops, a product mix that makes it feel somewhat incomplete. That said, Miller and von Froomer may have simply made a judgment call—probably the right one—that the best way to wear their tops is with cutoffs and jeans.