In Part 2 of my spring clothes series I am focusing on White House Black Market. WHBM began in 1985 as the White House and ten years later Black Market opened. In 1997 the two stores merged and was acquired by Chico’s FAS in 2003. They are committed to producing real fashion without the designer price tag. They also put a lot of emphasis on their fit – all their collections “undergo a series of rigorous tests to ensure the fabric fits real women’s bodies. Each piece is worn, washed and tweaked to perfection—from seam to hem to hardware—no detail is overlooked.”
I didn’t start shopping at WHBM until I was in my 50’s! I find most of their styles work well for both young and mature women alike. In fact, former First Lady Michelle Obama wore one of their dresses during an appearance on The View!
SPRING CLOTHES – TOPS
Frankly, I’m not terribly impressed with their Spring Collection tops. Usually WHBM has too many fabulous tops! There were a lot of off-the-shoulder tops which I find a pain to wear because strapless bras are very uncomfortable. Although I would consider wearing one for date night with Sir CB.
How cute would one of the floral sweaters be with slacks or a skirt for the office?! A skinny belt and a statement necklace – Springtime chic!
There are so many cold shoulder tops and blouses this season. Most of them are just ‘meh’ but the buttons on the sleeve caught my eye with this one and it comes in 5 colors. Plus it has ruching which is so flattering. On sale – BOGO 50% off!
I’ve been seeing quite a few bell sleeves this year and WHBM has some cute ones! Just watch your sleeves around fire and food…
SPRING CLOTHES – BOTTOMS
WHBM always has a great selection of pants and jeans. They have regular, petite and tall lengths plus a “curvy” fit in sizes 00-16.
Lots of Spring color to love in these pants and skirts! Give your work clothes some pizzazz by swapping out the pants or skirt with one of these. A casual top and flats for running errands on the weekend. A dressy top, some bling, and heels and you’ve got a sassy evening outfit. So many possibilities!!
Pants and skirts are on sale – buy 1 get 1 50% off!!!