UO's Latest Collab Will Bring You Back to Your Childhood, Starting With a Single Headband
When I was 11, I'd fall asleep counting the sweet blue and yellow flowers on the wallpaper in the room I shared with my sister. Our beds were covered in comforters with the same print, and in our closets, you'd find matching outfits, also dotted in the ditsy florals — oh, and bucket hats to go with those. It was 1996 and Laura Ashley was everything. More than two decades later, you might assume that I'd aged out of the look, but here I am flipping through the latest Urban Outfitters and Laura Ashley collaboration with the same excitement as my seventh-grade self, because the beloved brand from our childhood is back and even better.
The drop features a dreamy toile print on day dresses and swimsuits — and even wallpaper and sheets (so cut to me redecorating). It's both nostalgic and all grown up, thanks to romantic necklines, puffed sleeves, and subtle skin-baring crop tops and swimwear. Though the real kicker might just be a single fabric-covered headband that's trendy and pretty, and will instantly remind you of your favorite outfit in middle school. So pore over the next few slides for a trip down memory lane that you'll love even more, because unlike your ordinary blast from the past, this is also a contemporary collection begging to be a part of your wardrobe right now. Read on for the complete lookbook (it's truly gorgeous!), then shop your favorite pieces.