H&M x BALMAIN
H&M x BALMAIN
Well I guess that this one inevitable.. 😉
The highly anticipated colab between the dominating highstreet chain H&M and the extravagant and pompous parisian couture house Balmain finally arrived in the name of H&M x Balmain. Of course we don’t all have the time to camp outside the bigger H&M stores to get a hold on just an item or two, but fortunately I had the morning off, so ‘I got on the online so I could internet.’ (If any HIMYM fans out there 😉 )
‘It’s H&M, not Balmain’, is probably the most said sentence on instagram, facebook etc. And of course it is not Balmain. However it is an opportunity to buy in to the value proposition that Balmain offers, at a much lower price! As a fashionista, I’m dazed by the extravagancy of Balmain, but as a student I can’t afford it. So from this colab, I’m actually able to assimilate Olivier Rousteing’s Balmain extravagancy.
For this look, I’ve got the H&M x BALMAIN Blazer with shawl collar. When it comes to this blazer, one can only be dazed by glamour. It has military gold decorations and lots of buttons. On the sleeves are metal decorations in shape of a lion head (atleast, that is what it is supposed to be). It is H&M, yes, which means that there have been a lot of compromises. Wether it is in the decorations or in choice of materials, I can only say that compromises have been made. But in general it is very very neat item, at a very very affordable price.
When I styled this look, I tried to keep it rather minimalistic, as the blazer is very pompous. Still I tried to work with the rather militant look, which is why I choose the black boots. I paired them with black jeans (Of course a pair of blackies!) aand a white tee – just to create some contrast within the look. When it came to accessories I choose a dress belt to keep in style with the very formal look of the blazer, my black Skagen dress watch and last but not least, my Brand Paris bracelets, which adds abit of extravagance as well.
Blazer – Go nuts on E-bay… 😉
Tee – H&M
Jeans – Tiger of Sweden
Belt – Gucci
Boots – Clarks
Bracelets – Brand Paris
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