When I'm designing a new collection I try to focus on how the new styles will integrate with the old ones. It's just as much about what other items in the collection go together as how they can fit in with things people already own.
I also try to make 4-seasons styles - some items are clearly summer and others winter, but I try to make some middle ground pieces that can serve as either transitional wear or full blown 4-seasons.
Here I'm wearing the M.A. Coat from Sands, with the Selene Nebula Dress from Under The Stars. This coat is perfect for both spring and fall - its canvas shell blocks the wind and the organic cotton voile lining is super soft and absorbent - perfect to wear with a short sleeve.