lookbook: h&m

a spring collection that's like a travel agent for your closet.

With the holiday season upon us, we've been busy daydreaming vacations. Morocco, Istanbul, Bali, Bogota…all have been thrown around as bucket list destinations. Of course the reality is that our actual plans are way less farflung--we've got one editor heading to Helsinki, the other Paris, and everyone else is sticking around New York City at the end of the December--so we took solace in H&M's spring '13 lookbook. See, instead of edgy black dresses or wear-all-day blazers, the retailer has captured some of that wanderlust for us.

There's a tromp l'oeil image of Grecian-esque ruins on a dress, a fringed skirt that looked like it was handcrafted in Nepal, and a pineapple tee that reminds us that Hawaii is still pretty awesome. And the truth is, though the pieces won't be in stores until next year, we'll definitely get our hands on them way before we actually plan some around-the-world trip. At least once we do, we'll have something to pack.

We've got more lookbooks! Check out our fave spring '13 pieces from Mango, Opening Ceremony, and Gap.