Winter can be really hard to dress for. Your first priority is usually warmth, and for me, comfort comes a close second, with style coming after that. Add in some dark, uninspiring mornings, and my go-to outfits can easily just become a combination of the cosiest items I lay my hands on when I first open my wardrobe. I presume I’m not alone in this winter outfit rut, so after recently browsing through H&M’s impressive new-in section, I thought it might be helpful to assemble some ready-made, affordable (but still chic) H&M winter outfits to inspire us all.
Whether you’ve got festive events on the brain already, cold-weather workwear woes, or your cosy weekend-wear is feeling like it needs a refresh, the seven outfit formulas below should have you covered. As always when shopping H&M, I’ve focused on the most classic styles that you’ll be able to add to your regular rotation with ease. A lot of the pieces also come from H&M’s Premium Selection, which, although sometimes a little pricier, is my expert hack for finding the most expensive-looking H&M buys that will last you way more than just a few wears.
As we know with H&M, the good stuff goes very quickly. So keep scrolling now to see and shop these seven key H&M winter outfits. And you can thank me later.
Despite the statement silver trousers, there’s nothing garish about this evening look. It can easily be taken from dinners and drinks now into the festive period parties later. Plus, all of the separate pieces can be dressed down or re-styled for office or weekend days.
A fail-safe formula for winter days is throwing together your favourite knit, coat, jeans and boots. When the temperature drops, all I want to be is cosy, but I can easily start to feel lazy recycling my tracksuit for the third time that week. This is the perfect alternative, with small tweaks like a pair of comfy loose jeans and a pair of boots instead of trainers. The chic camel coat and the minimalistic bag, make a comfy outfit still look pulled-together.
If in doubt, choose to wear one colour top to toe for an outfit that will always look thought-out, polished and incredibly chic. This is one of my top tips for looking expensive while still shopping the high street. This works with most colours, especially winter neutrals like beige, cream, burgundy or black, but grey is the colour that we saw layered up the most on the A/W 2023 catwalks. This tonal trick is perfect for making your day to day workwear look intentional and professionally styled—just match your tailored trousers to your roll neck et Voilà!
Wearing your favourite pair of leggings in winter doesn’t have to mean feeling like you’re being lazy or dressing too casual. Black leggings can look really refined when paired with an elevated knit, smart coat and knee high boots—but the comfort factor remains!
The best thing about wearing a dress, apart from maybe that it’s an all-in-one outfit that requires little styling on busy mornings, is that most of the time they work really well going from day to night. The run up to the festive period seems to be when our diaries get most full, so throwing on this chic, draped dress with some heeled boots and a smart wool coat will see you through the work day and onto dressy dinners in the evening—all while looking flawlessly polished.
A smart casual outfit like this is appropriate for so many different occasions. The jeans keep it relaxed and easy, but the darker denim still feels polished. The jumper and shearling collar of this beautiful jacket mean the whole look feels cosy, but the leather accents add a level of luxury. Finish it off with a roomy tote which means you can go from running errands to work meetings and coffee catch ups on the go.
If you want to look like you’ve hired a stylist to kit you out in a full designer wardrobe (while still shopping entirely at H&M) this winter, it pays to think about texture when putting together your outfits. Pair tough leather with this fluffy knit, add some high-shine accessories and an ever-so-soft wool coat for a look that echos the catwalks at Prada, Miu Miu and new Gucci.
This post was previously published and has since been updated.