I am all about finding a bargain, but I will splurge when necessary. Splurging on White House | Black Market’s latest collection is absolutely necessary. Even with my employee discount, WHBM is extremely pricey, so I try to use discretion with my purchases. This season, however, it is taking every bit of my willpower not to blow entire paychecks in the store.
It’s easy for people to forget WHBM as a preppy brand because colors, whether they be summer pastels or autumn earth tones, are very much a part of preppy style, and WHBM specializes in white and black clothing, with one pop color per season.
While WHBM is different in respects to its limited color options, the majority of its pieces are very similar to those of J. Crew, but with less of a preppy focal point than other brands like it. There is more versatility in WHBM than other brands; my coworkers and I have very different styles but we’re all in love with the clothes because they can be worn different ways to accommodate different tastes.
If you’ve never shopped at WHBM, I’d recommend visiting a store before buying online because the clothes run a bit large.
Here are some of my favorite new(er) items.
(I bought this gorgeous dress yesterday!)
It’s important to note that a lot of these clothes look much better in the store than they do on the models. If you visit the site, the short haired brunette woman on the home page does the clothes much more justice than the faceless models.