The newest designer collaboration hit H&M a few weeks ago and my finger was poised on my mouse … unfortunately, I never got through to the website on the day the Marni collection debuted because of the heavy traffic it was experiencing and – because I didn’t camp outside my H&M since 3:30 a.m. the preceding day (yes, some women slept outside H&M in the name of fashion), the collection sold out and I was left with nothing.
Still, I refuse to go on eBay and am certain that in time, many pieces will be returned (they have already) by buyers who overindulged their Marni obsession and/or cross my fingers that some items will be restocked.
In the meantime, check out my late picks of the still-very-worthy designer swag from high street favourite, H&M:
I just adore this sleek jacket (£69.99). Perfect worn with layers to keep off the chill during these months and later, to be worn alone when spring/summer officially hits. Navy is very on trend at the moment and the cutting/tailoring is definitely designer quality. Something about the collar also lends itself to the Mad Men-esque era.
This transparent tote is perfect for carrying all your essentials – for work or the beach. Since when could you think of a similar item of equal versatility? Thought not. I can easily imagine myself toting books, papers and sun cream. It’s also a small fraction of usual Marni prices at £29.99.
OMG. These heels. Absolutely perfect with a long, swishy maxi dress, no? If you’re really brave, then you can do with street fashionistas behind Fashion Week were spotted doing and wear these with a daring pair of short socks and/or colourful tights. If there’s one piece from the collection that I can’t live without, then these would certainly be it.
Remember how I recently blogged about black leather being spotted everywhere on the runways of Fashion Week? Well, et voila, readers, because here it is: in Marni form. I’d push the sleeves up on this one and pair it with the Pink Pussy Tie Blouse from Sophia Jennah, letting the bow playfully peek out and dangle over the front of the jacket – a perfect mix of toughness and femininity.
This was the belt I had so wished I’d gotten my hands on before it sold out. Featured in red as well, it was only £9.99 and would have been perfect for the cinched-in waist trend that was also ubiquitous on the catwalks during Fashion Week. I love the simplicity of the design and yet how well it works with the patterned jackets and dresses that are iconic of the Marni design.
So if you missed out like me, then it’s not too late – there are still a few items available for sale from the H&M website and you can also always check your local shop to see if the stock has been replenished. Or, if you’re desperate, then there’s always eBay …
Until the next time, xoxo