The Express x Karla Collection Is Full Of Under-$100 Basics You Need For Summer
It’s been nearly two years since Karla Welch first launched her collaboration with Hanes, which focused on updated versions of the classic white T-shirt. Since then, the celebrity stylist has put her unique touch on brands like Levi’s and Dockers — all while keeping her clients’ names in headlines for stylish looks on and off the red carpet. And just when you thought Welch might be slowing down, the stylist is bringing you a whole new set of basics with the Express x karla collection.
In the first of two collections, Welch — who is known for styling celebrities such as Justin Bieber, Tracee Ellis Ross, Busy Phillips, and more in addition to her fashion collaborations — has designed chic basics that you’ll want to wear throughout the rest of summer as well as any other time of year. And if you’ve been following any of the stylist’s other collaborations, you know this one is going to be just as good as the others.
Available exclusively on the Express website and in select stores, the collection spans all types of styles with pieces like a flirty eyelet dress, a menswear-inspired shirt, tie-dye T-shirts, and latex skirts. And with most of the pieces available for under $100, you’ll want to get these in your closet, stat.
Update your wardrobe with everyday staples like the Short Sleeve Menswear Shirt, which costs $49.90. Wear it with a pair of classic trousers or the $98 High Waisted Eyelet Lace Maxi Skirt for a classic summer ensemble. If you want to go for a more casual look, wear the button-down shirt over the $59.90 Scoop Neck Midi Tank Dress. With a pair of sneakers or espadrille wedges, this outfit will be perfect for a weekend vacation.
Speaking of weekends, this collection has a ton of cool pieces to wear when you’re off the clock. Stock up on the Ribbed Racerback Tank, which you can get in up to six different colors and costs $24.90. Wear it tucked into the $49.90 Wide Leg Twill Bermuda Shorts with a pair of leather sandals as an easy ensemble for Saturday brunch.
Scroll down to see more pieces from the Express x karla collection below.
Also available in white, you can wear this boxy button-down with anything like jeans, a skirt, or a swimsuit.
With a sporty, high-neck silhouette, this racerback tank is a cool alternative to your standard summer tops.
Wear this skirt — which is also available in pink and white — with the collection's blazer to add a polished twist to the piece.
Styled with a camisole and a pair of espadrille wedges, you'll be wearing this pretty skirt for the rest of the season.
Dress up this versatile jumpsuit with a pair of classic heels or pare it down with hiking-style sandals.
Whether you get it in this color or in pink, you won't ever want to take this cotton and polyester sweatshirt off.
With an easy button-down shirt thrown on top, you'll have a chic, warm-weather ensemble in mere minutes.
Made from lyocell, these minimalist shorts will be your go-to bottoms for the hottest summer days.
Wear this underneath a semi-sheer button-down shirt with distressed jeans and a blazer for a cool weekend ensemble. And if you want to stock up, it's available in five other colors.
Channel the '80s and wear this cropped tank with high-rise denim shorts.