If you grew up in the 80’s and 90’s like I did, you probably remember the cool and colorful clothing brand that took America by storm. They were known for their bold sweaters and even bolder ad campaigns, but just like that, they we’re gone from the U.S. in 2015.
Well guess what? United Colors of Benetton is back and is celebrating their return with the first pop-up store in Santa Monica available until 11/24/19!
I have vivid memories of wearing the brand growing up. My sister and I would spend summers at my grandmother’s in San Francisco and I remember shopping at the super cool store for our back to school looks. While I loved everything that I got, one piece stands out in my mind. It was a white cardigan sweater with green piping, and it had a big varsity letter B on it for Benetton. I loved the sweater and the brand, and I think it helped shape my current appreciation for fashion.
I was lucky enough to preview the new fall/winter Benetton collection and I picked four looks that I think represent the brand’s fun and colorful focus and even one that resembles their classic style! Which one is your favorite?
Check Jumpsuit with Bands
If you’re mad for plaid, you need this jumpsuit! Not only does it fit amazingly, but you can style it so many ways! Wear it as it is, add a turtle neck under it for those colder days, or wear a cute sweater over it exposing the bottom of the jumpsuit as pants. Shop it HERE!
Mini Skirt with Belts
I’m a sucker for Buffalo check print especially near the holidays so I was immediately drawn to this skirt! The pleats are so cute and I love the extra touch of the leather belt detail. This is another piece that can be styled so many ways. Do it up casual with a graphic tee, dressed up with a feminine blouse, or wear it to a holiday party with your favorite ugly Christmas sweater! Shop it HERE!
A jumpsuit plus a velvet like fabric equals perfection. Jumpsuits have always been my jam and this one is no exception. The color is STUNNING for winter and I love that you can dress it up or down. Sport it while running errands or dress it up with your favorite accessories for date night! Shop it HERE!
If there’s one thing that Benetton was known for in the 80’s and 90’s, It’s their bright and beautiful sweaters. Colder weather can sometimes be depressing, unless you’re wearing this sweater! It just makes me happy and I love that it’s a more fitted sweater, making it more dressy. Shop it HERE!
Don’t forget to visit the United Colors of Benetton Pop Up Shop at Santa Monica Place until 11/24/19. Click HERE for more info!
Photography by: KSTU Photography