It’s finally here ladies and, ladies (kidding). Women, men and children all over the states can now finally order H&M from the comfort of their homes; which is wonderful if you only ever get to shop at one when you travel. The obvious best part of all of this is that, if you already know your sizes and favorite styles from H&M, you now don’t have to wait in long cashier lines. At least that’s true for when in New York, London, Paris….Stamford, CT. Yeah I guess every city has this issue, at least when I show up (#noshade).
At midnight tonight (EST), H&M announced via Twitter that their online store front was open for business:
Hennes & Mauritz (H&M) began selling cheap-chic clothes online in Sweden about the same time Google Inc. started crunching its first search results says Bloomberg. 15 years later, H&M’s American fans finally get to catch up and experience the brand in a whole new way. *Crossing fingers for big online end-of-summer sale soon*
My minimalistic style really takes over in the summer, more than usual, and especially when I know I’ll be hopping around the city (to keep cool I suppose). I took a break towards the end of my day here in Washington Square Park with my friend Hayden (who I earlier styled and photographed for an upcoming post).
I try to brighten up these simple looks by adding splashed of color. Here I used a navy and beige color scheme with Gap shorts and a pair of TOMS, and then I added an H&M stripped tee that included coral.
Since this still wasn’t colorful enough for me, I topped off the look with a pair a kelly green, crystal framed wayfarers from American Eagle. Eventually a Coach leather bracelet in cobalt blue was add that came from a preview event earlier that afternoon, and at the end of this post is a closer look of it.
Stamford, CT is technically a city, but even here in downtown you see how it is a mix of both city and suburb. I purposely left out major buildings like the Trump Tower or UBS when selecting the area, but nonetheless, the city is a perfect representation for the look I put together —mixing art flair with prep.
Adam is wearing a Orley silk-cotton blend tee with a coral and navy geometric pattern with ribbed hems. It stands out even more by pairing with basic tones from the beige H&M shorts and tan, suede oxfords from Eastland Shoe. We finalized the look with a pair of gold and tortoise Ray-Ban shades. A moped we found later was a perfect match to the tee as well, which you’ll see below.
Tired of that Outcast Americana tank top that everyone has from their local Urban Outfitters? You know the one I’m talking about. Well in honor of the Fourth of July coming up next week, no better time to check your other options this holiday season. Below, check out ten different variations of the American Flag printed on the summer essential.
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Red, White, & Blue
River Island Tank with Stars & Stripes Print ($27, ASOS)