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Off the Rack: March Fashions at H&M

If you were to visit H&M right now, you'd see all the fresh spring fashions, and let me tell you, they are a breath of fresh air after this long harsh winter many of us have endured. My store had a ton of wearable pieces in two main color stories: First, there were the soft neutral shades ranging from tans and whites to blush tones, muted coral and nude hues. I scooped up a washed-out coral blazer for $34.95 that I think will look sharp with a striped tee and jeans or over a printed dress. The other main trend was a slightly preppy, nautical vibe defined by stripes, khakis, navy, red and green. Love! Accessories included adorable crossbody bags, bracelets you could layer and casual shoes like espadrille wedges and bright flats. Keep reading for more photos, I think you'll be pleasantly surprised!

I loved the ruffle detailing on this classic trench. Everything was perfect except the sleeves were too short on me.

This trench flared out almost like a skirt, making it the perfect compliment to spring dresses. Pretty lining, too. Runs small.

Model Giselle Bundchen wears these exact wedges in the H&M Spring 2011 ad campaign, voila:

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I bought that ruffle trench last fall and LOVE it - I'm 5'3", though, so the sleeves are perfect for me. I get compliments on it every time I wear it. That skirted trench is adorable in black as well, but it doesn't really work on big busts - I had to size up two sizes so it would fit and that made it way too big everywhere else.
#1 ashley (Homepage) on 2011-03-13 11:20 (Reply)
I took a trip to H&M today and saw some cute pieces although the store I went to was a total mess to hunt through!

I was tempted to buy the dress Giselle is wearing!

#2 Stacey (Homepage) on 2011-03-13 17:22 (Reply)
Love this post! I have been raving about Khaki blazers lately, so I linked back to you, and your fab H&M find!
#3 Sarah (Homepage) on 2011-03-14 00:04 (Reply)
that coral blazer is super cute. i know where i'll be going at lunch tomorrow ;-)
#4 amarie on 2011-03-14 02:56 (Reply)
I got the abstract leopard print harem pants during an outing to my H&M yesterday, can't wait to rock those bad boys. They're like zoobas 2.0 - in a good way, I swear.
#5 Brit on 2011-03-14 08:56 (Reply)
@Brit crackin me up. i trust you! ;-)
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-03-14 12:02 (Reply)
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