Photo:Courtesy of H&M
If there's one brand I count myself a huge fan of, it's Brock Collection. The California-based brand co-founded and designed by Laura Vassar and Kristopher Brock is a romantic, sophisticated take on Americana fashion, and I simply can't get enough of its beautiful pieces. So when I heard that the design duo teamed up with H&M for a collaboration, I knew I needed to try it out for myself.
Unlike many collaborations that can be a departure from a brand's core DNA, Brock Collection x H&M looks like it could have been plucked straight from the runway. The capsule is stocked with signature Brock Collection designs, including structured bustier tops with gathered peplums, floral dresses with scallop-edged shoulder straps, and tailored straight-leg jeans in the perfect vintage wash. The main difference is the more accessible price points under $60, which guarantees that the pieces will sell out immediately. Ahead, see five items I test-drove from Brock Collection x H&M that I would add to my summer wardrobe right away.
The Structured Floral Dress
Now that the world is reopening, I've been on the hunt for "reemergence" looks to wear out on date nights and upcoming events, and this dress is exactly what I've been looking for. I can already imagine so many places to wear it.
I practically live in jeans and tops, so I instantly eyed these pieces from the collection. The corset top is finished with gathered underwire cups and a flared peplum in the prettiest shade of pearly cream. The jeans are a take on Brock Collection's classic cropped, straight-leg silhouette that is a fashion-insider staple. I paired the look with the brand's ruched, pointed flats—an elegant take on easy flats that you'll definitely want to snap up.
The Flowy Floral Dress
Since Brock Collection is a master of florals, I tried another printed dress—this time in a looser silhouette. The bodice has a pretty pleated treatment and tie-top shoulder straps, and the bottom has a throwback bubble hem.
If you're in the market for a flowy summer dress, this is the style to add to your cart. There is also a top version that I would style with jeans.