The Scarf Print Was So 2018…Or Was It? Richard Allan x H&M Collection
I have recently fallen in love with the scarf print trend (apparently that happened last year) and I finally found a designer collaboration at H&M that I really like and at a great price point. If I’m being totally honest the only designer collaboration I ever invested in was the Maison Margiela x H&M from 2012. I especially liked the oversized turtleneck dress and I still have the hitched-up skirt. Lately, H&M has been quietly releasing collections with some very innovative designers. Earlier this month they launched a collection with South African designer Palesa Mokubung of Mantsho that sold out of almost all the items within days online and you’re lucky to find pieces at your local H&M.
Just last week, they collaborated with scarf designer Richard Allan. To be honest, I had never heard of him until I received the email that they launched a collection so I decided to check it out. I was actually impressed with the interpretation of his scarf designs to this capsule collection of tunics, dresses, pants and skirts. I immediately fell in love with the 60’s/70’s vibe that I was seeing. Gold and moss green palettes embraced the upcoming fall season with midi-skirts, bold prints and fabrics that will flatter any silhouette. On top of that, the price point is excellent with nothing in the collection exceeding $70 (which in my opinion is the most anyone should pay at H&M…just saying). Below are my favorites from the collection that I will be wearing now and transitioning into my fall wardrobe.
When I saw these two pieces I was immediately was drawn to them because they looked like corporate appropriate Versace, if you know what I mean The print is bold, yet . I even tried this both pieces as being worn together and it actually worked. They also are amazing stand-alone pieces that will easily transition from Fall to Winter. Wear the pleated skirt with a sleeveless silk shirt and strappy sandals or pair with the satin top with slouchy suede boots. The blouse is almost tunic length so worn over leather leggings with booties and a fur vest and a wide brimmed wool fedora (one of my favorite looks, so keep watching my Instagram stories for that look @seetouchtaste)
I’m so happy that I was able to pick up these two pieces so that I could wear them now. They are perfect layering pieces. The a-line dress is what I’m wearing today but it’s roomy enough to layer a cashmere turtleneck, leather jacket with booties for the fall. The airy blouse is just that – airy. It’s really feminine. I’m seeing myself wear this with a black pencil skirt and heels or sandals right now or with jeans and a long blazer for the Fall. The mossy green color is right on trend for the Fall and there’s something about this color that tells me that it will complement the makeup looks that I have planned (yeah, I’m that woman).
This skirt is going definitely be in heavy rotation from now right through to the winter. I don’t think that I’ve ever loved a knit pencil skirt as much as I love this one. The fabric is substantial but light enough to wear right now at the end of summer with a t-shirt and high-top sneakers for a casual look or with tall boots and a cashmeres turtleneck. I can even see this being worn with a fitted blazer and simple black pumps or stiletto booties for a power outfit. The dress is giving me DVF wrap dress vibes and I’m into it. That fur vest that I am planning to wear with the patterned skirt and top would also work with this outfit. An oversized scarf (no pun intended) and riding boots with perhaps the same wide-brimmed wool fedora (clearly I’m into fur vests and wool fedoras).
These are just some of the ideas I have for these pieces. There are countless ways that you can incorporate these pieces into your current fall wardrobe. I hope H&M continues to work with these types of designers to create quality and classic pieces at price points that are accessible to everyone. Are you thinking of getting anything from this collection?