H&M's new Conscious Exclusive collection is easy on the eyes, yes -- but more importantly, it's easy on Mother Nature.
The third annual CEC to be released by the Swedish fast fashion mega-brand showcases "the breadth of possibilities with sustainable materials," without sacrificing the on-trend styles that keep the lines at H&M's cash wraps perma-long.
Designed in collaboration with sustainable fashion think tank Ever Manifesto, the new limited-edition line -- made from high quality materials like organic leather from Sweden and mulberry tree-cultivated silk (they're getting real specific, y'all) -- is loaded with details evoking flamenco and bohemian vibes. A palette of nude, cream and navy keeps the collection fresh for spring, while the over-the-top embroidery and embellishments lend a global market feel.
Though some of the items border on being costumey (see: the beautiful but not exactly wearable matador bolero jacket -- unless maybe you're Madonna), other pieces, -- like the girly pink silk bib dress and floral navy midi-dress with '50s silhouette -- are perfectly lovely. The accessories are especially gorgeous, with a matching set of scrupulously detailed open-toed block heels and handbag appearing far fancier than their actual $149 and $69.95 price tags and a pair of backless oxfords that would look terrific in my closet.
Click through to see the full Conscious Exclusive collection, available in select H&M stores and online April 10, along with pricing and lookbook images.