The Trendiest Pieces at H&M Right Now and the Basics to Wear Them With

Allyson Payer

Pictured above: H&M A-Line Dress ($30)

As you know, H&M is a great place to find trends that you don't want to spend a lot of money on. As you also know, it's also a great place to shop for basics that look more expensive than they actually are. And while a diverse wardrobe is wonderful, if you want the ease of shopping for an entire outfit (or seasonal wardrobe even) all at one place, you could certainly get away with it at H&M.

So where to even start? I find it easiest to build an outfit around a particular trend, adding on whatever basics best complement it. Easy to do at H&M. And currently, it has tons and tons of on-trend pieces for summer, from tiered dresses to sweatshorts to tangerine orange. Keep scrolling to shop the trends and the H&M basics that best suit them.

The Trend: Toile Puff-Sleeve Top

H&M Crêped Blouse (£13)

This pretty printed top works so well with high-waisted shorts and flats.

The Basics

H&M Linen-Blend Shorts High Waist (£15)

H&M Ballet Flats (£18)

The Trend: Tiered Dress

H&M Puff-Sleeved Dress (£20)

A babydoll dress makes a statement on its own, so keep the rest of your look minimal.

The Basics

H&M Leather Sandals (£39)

H&M Sunglasses (£7)

The Trend: Orange Pleated Pants

H&M Dress Pants (£19)

These bold trousers work well with any neutral colour.

The Basics

H&M+ 2-Pack Tank Tops (£9)

H&M Mules (£19)

The Trend: Sweatshorts

H&M Sweatshirt Shorts (£9)

Sweatshorts are a basic and a trend. I love dressing them up with an oversize button-down.

The Basics

H&M Cotton Shirt (£18)

H&M Slides (£18)

The Trend: Orange Dress

H&M Crinkled Dress (£13)

This unbelievably affordable midi dress is an outfit itself. 

The Basics

H&M Oversized Denim Jacket (£35)

H&M Sneakers (£18)

The Trend: One-Shoulder Top

H&M Sports Bra Low Support (£13)

This sporty cropped top works beautifully with tailored pieces that dress it up a bit.

The Basics

H&M Linen-Blend Trousers (£20)

H&M Slingbacks (£13)

The Trend: Pleated Shorts

H&M Linen-Blend Shorts (£25)

Fuchsia pleated suit shorts are as trendy as shorts get at the moment. I'd pair mine with a ribbed tank this summer.

The Basics

H&M Rib-Knit Top (£13)

H&M Slides (£13)

The Trend: Crochet Bodysuit

H&M Crocheted Lace Bodysuit (£18)

Crochet is a major trend for summer, and I'm tempted to buy this pretty bodysuit in every colour.

The Basics

H&M Denim Paper Bag Shorts (£20)

H&M Sandals (£25)

The Trend: Oversize Button-Down

H&M Oversized Poplin Shirt (£35)

Celebs are wearing this easy outfit trend (an oversize button-down and bike shorts), and so can you.

The Basics

H&M Ribbed Cycling Shorts (£10)

H&M Ballet Flats (£13)

The Trend: Long Shorts

H&M Wide-Leg Bermuda Shorts (£20)

Long shorts are better than short shorts. Here's how it's done.

The Basics

H&M Ruffle-Trimmed Ribbed Top (£13)

H&M Slip-On Shoes (£18)

Next up, the biggest S/S 20 fashion trends you need to know. 

This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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