Shopping for basics is admittedly not the most exciting thing in the world, but they're some of the most important wardrobe purchases you can make. And since you wear them so often, you also are likely to need to replace them more often than other items in your wardrobe, which means that you might not want to spend a lot of money on them either. Enter H&M.
You may first think of H&M as a source for trend-led pieces, but we're here to tell you that the brand also stocks amazing basics. We love the selection of denim, T-shirts, blazers and tanks, in particular, but there's something to fulfill any and every wardrobe need. It's typically easier to find expensive-looking basics than it is trend pieces, as solids neutral colors and simple silhouettes tend to be less expensive to produce. You certainly get your money's worth with luxury basics, but when you see how expensive-looking some of H&M's basics are, you might as well save your precious cash.
Keep scrolling to shop 26 expensive-looking H&M basics that have also racked up incredible reviews.
H&M Fitted Twill Trousers (£20)
These elastic-waist trousers will make you look pulled-together without trying.
80 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Cotton Shirt (£18)
Oversize button-downs are a great way to freshen up your stay-at-home wardrobe for warmer weather.
24 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Straight-Cut Jacket (£35)
Most blazers that look like this cost hundreds.
35 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Straight High Ankle Jeans (£25)
Proof that H&M makes really good jeans for the price point.
19 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Ribbed Tank Top (£9)
We suggest tucking these into the aforementioned tank top.
18 reviews, 5 stars
H&M+ Linen Shirt (£25)
Might we suggest also wearing this comfy linen shirt as a swimsuit cover-up?
7 reviews, 5 stars
H&M Fine-Knit Cardigan (£9)
This classic cardigan has a crazy number of reviews.
560 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Ribbed Cotton T-Shirt (£6)
Ribbing makes everything look more expensive.
120 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Linen Joggers (£25)
These trousers are such a hit that we wrote a whole story about them.
86 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Cotton T-Shirt (£9)
Given how much we plan on wearing oversize tees this summer, we might buy more than one of these.
81 reviews, 5 stars
H&M Linen Tank Top (£10)
If you already have enough neutrals, this also comes in pretty bright colours.
111 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Puff-Sleeved Top (£10)
Who says plain white tees have to be 100% plain?
119 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M+ 2-Pack Jersey Leggings (£15)
No one will ever guess that these leggings were only £7.50 each.
7 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Sweatshorts (£9)
Sweatshorts are one of the biggest trends to emerge over the past month, and this pair is perfect.
33 reviews, 5 stars
H&M Short Denim Jacket (£25)
The frayed hem lends some coolness to a basic denim jacket.
97 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Smock-Detail Dress (£30)
This breezy LBD is perfect for throwing on when you don't feel like getting dressed.
16 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Long-Sleeved Jersey Top (£9)
A comfy alternative when it's too hot for a sweatshirt.
83 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Cropped Hoodie (£25)
It's not surprising that this is nearly sold out.
41 reviews, 5 stars
H&M Crocheted Lace Bodysuit (£18)
Crochet is a trend, but this pretty bodysuit qualifies as a basic.
52 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Cotton Tank Top (£4)
Buying this in bulk is highly recommended.
66 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M 3/4-Length Leggings (£9)
When it comes to leggings, oftentimes, the simpler the better.
26 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Linen T-Shirt (£10)
The perfect T-shirt for a hot summer day.
46 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Fine-Knit Sweater (£9)
Feels like you're wearing a T-shirt but looks like you're wearing a nice top.
378 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Linen Shorts (£25)
These are pretty much as chic as shorts get.
9 reviews, 5 stars
H&M Seamless Microfiber Bra Top (£13)
An easy, affordable way to dip a toe into the bra-top trend.
11 reviews, 4.5 stars
H&M Boat-Neck Top (£9)
An excellent version of a classic striped tee.
4 reviews, 5 stars
Next up, see our guide to the key trends for spring summer 2020.
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