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It’s amazing the things you can find at your local mall if you look hard enough. Or, as what happened in the case, smacked me square in the face. On an outing with a friend recently, we decided to peruse on of our favourite stores, H&M. No sooner had we walked in then I saw them…
I turned to my friend as her face registered the same thought. In less than 12 parsecs, my friend and I went tearing around the store to build a certain smuggler’s outfit with what pieces we could find. Although I have pieces at home I could use, we were having entirely too much fun confusing the poor employees and amusing ourselves with our geekbounding luck. I felt a looser button up silk blouse would be best to match the dressy style of the pants. Alas, they were sold out. But we did manage to find a safari-esque button-up collared top in clearance. Paired with a mens’ vest (as there were no womens’ vests to be found), my own boots, belt, and a smug smile and VOILA! A femme scruffy looking nerfherder appeared!
Better yet, the pants are quite comfy. I wasn’t sure what the make of the bunched elastic waist at the back (my upper lip may have curled slightly into what one might call a sneer), but then I put the pants on. Oh. OHH. It made the sleek-looking waistband fit like a glove, but a comfortable one. The pants themselves have cropped leg hems but those become a non-issue when tucked into knee-high boots. Now would be a great time to snatch up these pants for a geekbounding Han Solo, especially with the film coming out in May.
Here’s a few shirt options from H&M:
Linen Shirt – $24.99 (the same as I’m wearing in the above picture)
Polyester Blouse -$17.99
Satin Blouse – $24.99
Long-sleeve Button Blouse – $24.99
Fitted V-neck Shirt – $19.99
Creped Blouse – $29.99
V-Neck Blouse – $24.99
But that’s not all! Oh no, in the outerwear section we found a great everyday navy winter coat, perfect for a geekbounding Echo Base Han Solo. Pair it with some tan pants (of which there were NONE in the store for me to try on for pictures) and ta-dah!
This particular one I couldn’t find on the website, but should still be in stores. For you crafty sorts, here’s some other options that would work (though the fur trim on the collar would need to be switched out for lighter brown fur).