Never have I ever been more excited to see the beginning of spring! The sun is shining on my face, everything is in bloom again, and heavier winter fashions are taking a backseat to gorgeous pops of color and light-weight wardrobe staples. Here are my top 5 must-have pieces from H&M that need to find their way to your closet for the spring season and beyond.
For me, basics are a must. The older I get, the more I realize that you really only need a few statement pieces or trendy looks for a new season. The rest of your wardrobe should consist of basics like this neutral double-breasted blazer, a closet favorite that can easily be dressed up or down. H&M blazers tend to be oversized, so I did a medium (it was plenty roomy). Style this staple with denim, sweats, leggings, faux-leather bottoms, joggers….and now you see why it’s truly a must-have for spring!
By now, I’m sure you’ve heard the debate as to whether or not skinny jeans are outdated. In my humble opinion, skinny jeans will ALWAYS have a place in a well-rounded wardrobe. That being said, straight-cut cropped jeans like this black pair are the “it” jeans of spring. They have more versatility than any other style of jeans, mostly because you can pair them with so many different types of shoes. Heels dress them up, chunky tennies dress them down. H&M jeans tend to be more rigid, so I always size up. Another must have!
Sweater vests were a huge part of 60’s and 70’s fashion. One thing you can always bank on with fashion is that most things make a comeback down the road long after they go out of style. This year, the sweater vest is the comeback kid. Paired with an oversized white shirt (great option here) or even by itself, this vest is a trendy option that isn’t super spendy.
The buy of the season at H&M is this gem right here, a gorgeous satin-like blouse. While it comes in several color options, this neutral beige shade can stand on its own with a great pair of jeans or could just as easily be layered for an elegant pairing. What size you choose will depend on the fit you prefer. I went with a medium. At only $17.99, you will not find a better buy at H&M this spring!
Ahhhh, white jeans. Who hasn’t been traumatized by a pair of white jeans before? I know I have been! But this pair of cropped straight jeans in a gorgeous, barely off-white hue will become your new best friend for spring. Again, sizing up in H&M denim is usually a good idea. I’ve already worn them multiple times this year, both with a monochromatic look and with a high-contrast top. I wouldn’t steer you wrong, I promise. These pass the test to be in your closet.
A few honorable mentions…
I have a few more pieces that should probably make the cut for your closet. Square-toed mules are hot, hot, hot right now. I love this option! Also, H&M stands at the head of the class for affordable sweats that are still trendy. I love the white option for this set (top here-size up, bottoms here-size down). And I’m going to be throw in one more pair of jeans that I consider a great pair for the season, these full-length straight leg lovelies. They are very narrow through the hip, so size accordingly.
Leave a comment below, and tell me what your spring must-haves are. And if Target is more your jam, find some of my favorites here!