I've flipped through a Land's End catalogue and browsed the brand's swim wear and luggage online, but I'd never taken an up-close-and-personal look at the brand (sold in Sears). So I was pleasantly surprised by Land's End's recent spring/summer 2011 preview in New York City, which showcased classic American style with a few twists.
For women, the collection offers plenty of swimsuits in a variety of colors, and forgiving, figure-flattering options. From my personal fave -- the tankini -- to bikinis, one-piece suits, and swim dresses, Land's End has a bevy of fun styles with all-over and tummy-control.
Additionally, the spring/summer line includes versatile pieces like high-waisted sailor pants, striped tunics and sweaters, wearable wedge sandals, and an army green jacket (second photo) I've got on my shopping wish list. Basic tees in fitted, shaped, and relaxed silhouettes are also a staple.
Land's End also has clothing for men and kids, and the latest addition is the home collection available for order online and via catalogue. Highlights include bedding with whimsical and nautical prints, organic cotton towels, fabric headboards, and storage ottomans. As a parting gift, I received a monogramed tote and a classic blue and white striped blanket (pictured above).