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’ll probably need to replace them more often than other items in your wardrobe, which means that you need them to be affordable. Enter H&M.
You may first think of H&M as a source for trend-led pieces, but I’m happy to tell you that the brand also stocks amazing basics. We love the selection of denim, T-shirts, blazers and jumpers, in particular, and I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve nipped in on my lunch break to grab a plain white T-shirt or a grey sweatshirt. There really is something to fulfil any and every wardrobe need. What’s more, I find the best H&M basics all look more expensive than the brand’s trend-led pieces anyway, as solid neutral colours and simple silhouettes tend to look chicer and be less expensive to produce. You certainly get your money’s worth with luxury basics, but when you see how good some of H&M’s basics are, you might consider saving your well-earned cash.
Keep scrolling to shop the 24 most expensive-looking H&M basics that get this editor’s stamp of approval. It’ll be the easiest choice you make today.
A trench is a timeless coat style, and this black one is just so good.
Tailored trousers can be dressed up or down for any occassion.
This Nordic-style knitwear is a real classic.
Cream cable-knit? Gorgeous.
Knitted dresses are the practical-yet-stylish must-have.
H&M has made some truly great coats this year.
H&M makes some of the best high-street cashmere knitwear.
This is set to be your cosiest winter jumper.
The practical coat that’s become a street style hit.
So simple, yet so effective.
This could be styled in so many ways.
These are so elegant.
Leather trousers always look incredibly cool, and these are especially good.
A cream knit dress is so “quiet luxury.”
This looks so premium.
A white shirt comes in handy all year round.
Pair this sheer top with tailored trousers for an elegant evening look.
I adore these coated trousers, they’re so versatile!
You can layer this under so many outfits.
This dark grey shade is truly timeless.
Wide jeans in a vintage-inspired blue willl always come in handy.
A list of the best basics wouldn’t be complete without a white tee!
Simple, yet effective.
The horsebit embellishment makes these loafers feel so luxe.
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.