MARNI at H&M – Try on Session

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When H&M said it was ok after me asking, I think I was in the changing room before they even finished their sentence.
Look 1

I added a detachable collar with self tie which works over anything right now e.g. Tee shirt and old jeans. Comes in black too.
Look 2:  The short sleeved silk top has a matching pant but I wore it with a patterned coat and crop pant set instead.  I liked the coat lining.   These work together but also separately.

Normally I’m in ankle boots but I turned up in flats which worked better with the clothes. Shoes from ShoeMint.

The pants would be killer with red, black, magenta or white pointy heels.
Look 3:  The cobalt crop jacket has a structured feel to it and the colour is punchy but wearable.  I see it layered over a long floaty skirt or dress too.
If you’re thinking about mixing prints and colours, there’s enough here to pick something(s) that work together or with things you probably have right now.
Lou and I stopped in between taking pictures of the collection to take shots together. He’s wearing the mens collection in this blog post  Note. Shoes/hats/glasses are our own. 

Photos: Hannan Saleh. Post Edit: Karen Blanchard  (my shoes: ShoeMint)

I walk into the showroom last week and spot mens fashion blogger Dapper Lou.  He was with photographer friend Hannan trying on the mens Marni for H&M.  See the mens looks he styled here.

So I took one look at the womens clothes that I was shooting and thought ok what the heck.  It’s a chance to see how the clothes are on.  I’m in.

I’m a sucker for playing with mixing patterns.  As long as you make it your own, you can have fun with anything that’s out there.

Huge thank you to H&M!

ps. For those asking my shoes are from ShoeMint




  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03394947638036945392 Camilla

    I need that little cropped jacket :)

    xo Camilla

    Into The Fold

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10979947225081703757 cca.

      Me too

  • http://www.etsy.com/shop/sadeFinds http://www.etsy.com/shop/sadeFinds

    I’m definitely going to buy everyting with polkadots. Love the men collection too.

    youre the coolest chick! :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14227790770455857624 The Fancy Teacup

    Wow, loved how paired the dots. And those Shoemint shoes resemble the Zara ones from last year, love ’em!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16435547710059427148 Natalie

    Great pieces… Can’t wait til they hit the stores…

    Visit the shiny new blog http://www.offdutychic.com & let me know what you think…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13936229521572368049 Les Tenues de Yuli

    You are So Lovely on this différent looks but I prefere look 2 and this bi color shoes are so cute
    Bisous bisous

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13194582014275698653 Missy Cheeks

    The shoot is fine :=)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13521002652078294685 VANESSA

    I love the jacket and the sweater!!!!!!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/18359692445710227141 Collections

    You look great. I love the way you’ve styled everything.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16252874556816125168 The White List

    Posts like these are the reason why I keep looking out for your new blog posts!!! Love it!!! :-)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      So you like preview posts?

  • http://lavie-amonavis.blogspot.com/ Melissa

    I love the print mixing going on

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12409915770379729245 blondsuperPolka

    “where did you get” your shoes from? xxx

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      ha! from ShoeMint. LInk is above.

      These are next closest I’ve seen to them: http://rstyle.me/g2exawbev

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06800825469832343014 style-xyz

    it look cool, but most of all I love your shoes :)


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01737234645500726737 barefoot duchess

    j’adore the 2nd look!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13504422673125169115 Anka

    Love the cardigan with the collar, I think I will go for the black one!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04279567464751008383 Ines Naouali

    I love the polka dot pants! Will definitely grab those on the 8th! x



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11610245875186181013 modezirkus.

    wow. Love it! looks so great ! can’t wait until I can lay my hands on the collection X)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17306315013107977753 Shandrese/Natalia

    :O i need those flats in my life!

  • Anonymous

    Where did you get those shoes??

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      ShoeMint! Link is above

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06059295938624927208 Olivia

    oh my god you lucky girl! these are all such amazing pieces. i can’t wait for this collection! my favorite is the striped sleeved cardigan
    you look fab as always <3

    xx Olivia

  • http://shefoundstyle.wordpress.com/ shefoundstyle

    Great post! Loved the spontaneity of these looks.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05359487128946293599 SAMANTHA

    this is AMAZING!! I love the prints I cannot waittt !


  • Anonymous

    As I said in a previous post…LOVE IT AND I NEED IT IN MY LIFE!.. Thank you and Dapper Lou for mixing it up.. are you in the pix for two kools?

    Your pics show the detail of quality of the collection,(the other pic online don’t show the detail of the cloth)..again my dear..thank you.

    from a punk rock girl lost in vegas..

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Am I in my two kools blog? No : ) Only my leopard print boots in the header!

    • Anonymous

      I thought you and Dapper Lou should be :)

  • http://anorexicescapades.com/ anorexicescapades.com

    Love everything but he faux collar.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04879798826152967224 denisebosch89

    Love that little cropped jacket!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04879798826152967224 denisebosch89

    Love that little cropped jacket!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15153153614942065821 Nicole

    the blue jacket is the standout piece here, imo.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09387887588088233799 Lips N Stick
  • Viv

    Am I the only one who finds this whole collaboration REALLY disappointing? Not one thing that stands out, all very blah, middle aged, corporate Whistles/Next type wear.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14849059015463462108 Martha

    I adore those trousers and the matching jacket! Very chic! <3

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14032699362775416521 Semicosmic

    Oh man, you and Lou in one post? Heaven! These photos are amazing!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06237339378013084155 Michelle of Chellbellz

    :-( They dont make this line in my size but everything looks so devine and i wish i could get it! You styled it all well and proper!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08532358185597781862 MerelyMarie

    Can I please have those shoes…please?!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05623095025020138653 Karen

      Got em from ShoeMint! These are closest I’ve seen to them: http://rstyle.me/g2exawbev

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08532358185597781862 MerelyMarie

      Thanks :)

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08633229912357209088 Casey Adams
  • http://www.best-luxurywatches.com/ Paul

    Great look,I like it.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/15040602034634691636 Dylana Suarez

    WOW! Everything looks amazing!



  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03652580342472050070 DelbaMé

    Gorgeous set of photos. Awesome pieces they have!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02421360487758924601 Twins

    Love the look number two!! Definitely the best!! xx


  • Anguillagrl

    LUV IT!! The dotted dress is one of my faves…..did u try any of the green exotic print dresses???? And how is the hand on these fabrics????
    Great post!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16472083874334861654 Asia

    It is pretty nice of H&M to let you guys do this. You styled all of these looks wonderfully I am loving it!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11604451289979210420 Plaid & Lace

    So looking forward to this collection, your a very lucky lady


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/06740019477485498393 Bespoke Biddie

    ooooo you got me excited for this all over again


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00336479973745491539 Dancing Sadie

    Where is the detachable collar from? Is it part of the Marni collection?

  • Anonymous

    i thought the shoes are ZARA?

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10570482075129450304 Daria

    you make this collection look better than anyone else i’ve seen so far

  • Anonymous

    U r genius, how u put things together is refreshing…from ur vintage thrift shop gal….until next time, which if it was up to me would be in a NY min lol…but sharing the laptop with sis…so lata :)) xo


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