This Is What You Can Still Buy From H&M x Balmain
I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the H&M x Balmain collaboration is nearly sold out in stores and online. So, which H&M x Balmain items are still available? As of Thursday afternoon, you can still snag the black and white ribbed bandeaus on the H&M website. So, if you're dying to get your hands on a piece of this highly-coveted collection, these bandeaus might be the answer to your prayers.
By far the most basic item in the whole collection, these tops are super simple and feature a gold zipper up the back, which means you can wear them with so many different things. Sure, it's not Kylie Jenner's embellished mini dress, but you'll get infinitely more use out of these tops. And, as every fashionista knows, it's better to be a part of the #HMBALMAINATION than to miss out on it completely.
While it may seem simple, a basic bandeau can add pizzazz and personality to plenty of different ensembles. Here are seven different ways you can style the H&M x Balmain ribbed bandeau. It's more versatile than you might think, and you'll definitely get more out of it than a buzzy item that you can only wear on specific occasions.
White Ribbed Bandeau Top, $24.99, hm.com; Black Ribbed Bandeau Top, $24.99, hm.com
These bandeaus would make excellent additions to any wardrobe. Plus, they're wide enough to cover the ladies. Here are some items you could easily pair this bandeau with to make it look stunning and drop-dead-gorgeous.
1. With A Pair Of Wide Leg Pants
Wide Leg Trousers, $27.90, forever21.com
One key for styling a teeny, tiny crop top is to play with proportion. Paired with a bandeau, these trousers look sleek and modern.
2. Under A Sheer Shirt
Plus Size Metallic Knitted Jumper Khaki, $68, missguidedus.com
Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to store away your bandeaus. In fact, they make perfect undergarments for your favorite sheer clothes. Pair the #HMBALMAINATION bandeau underneath a semi-sheer sweater, blouse, or T-shirt to cover up but still reveal some skin. Since the bandeau is simple, it won't take away too much from what you're wearing on top.
3. With A High-Waisted Midi Skirt
ASOS CURVE Maxi Skirt With Wrap, $35.83, asos.com
Imagine this beautiful draped skirt paired with that ripped bandeau, and topped with a bomber jacket and tell me you don't love the idea of that outfit. Of course you do! It's chic, it's sexy, and it's just covered-up enough to rock while the temperatures are still mild.
4. With A Bomber Jacket
Member's Only Satin Bomber Jacket, $108, urbanoutfitters.com
A bomber jacket is a no-brainer for the colder weather because it basically looks good with anything and everything — even a bandeau. Pop on your favorite high-waisted jeans and the H&M x Balmain bandeau. Then, pull on this jacket and you're good to go!
5. With Culottes
H&M + Culottes, $34.99, hm.com
Get your shopping done all in one place and pair that bandeau with some H&M culottes. Yes, you can pair a trend with a trend and still look chic. Feel free to add a sweater or jacket over top to make it weather-appropriate.
6. With A Blazer
Tiana Single Button Jacket, $169, bebe.com
This tip is straight from Kendall Jenner's style book. You can always pair this bandeau with a sleek blazer to give it a feminine, alluring look. This is the perfect outfit to transition from work to play.
7. With A Tank Top
Georgette Layering Tank Top, $34.50, torrid.com
Throw on the bandeau underneath a tank top to ensure you get some extra coverage if you feel like forgoing the traditional bra.
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