This highly anticipated capsule collection offers charming options for the boudoir and the beach.
The blogosphere was all abuzz over the long weekend about the newly released photos from Marni’s much-anticipated collection for H&M. Marni has always appealed to a certain type of woman: a brainy, unassuming trendsetter with a slightly off-kilter sense of humor and style. And so designer Consuelo Castiglioni has built an entire lifestyle brand around this manic muse, outfitting her from beach to boudoir – oftentimes all at once as showcased in the exuberantly styled lookbook.
The H&M collection, which hits stores March 8 (expect very long lines), is perfectly timed for spring/summer, mixing resortwear with demure cardigans, graphic tees and kooky accessories. Marni’s signature geos show up on a charming ruffle-trimmed maillot and looser, African-inspired forms on beach-ready sari skirts and halters. For those who covet her legwear, there are several affordable options in this collection, from striped leggings (as seen in the S/S 10 collection) to knee socks that combine just the right amount of girlish whimsy and ladylike polish. We particularly have our eye on the piped pajama-esque shirt and shorts. From a day at the office to just around the house, the silky set presents so many opportunities – a styling challenge the Marni gal will definitely relish in with every piece in this collection. We’ll definitely be seeing you at the nearest H&M on March 8th.