When it comes to building a wardrobe that looks polished, put-together and, let’s be honest, really expensive, you’d probably be surprised at how often I turn to the high street. If you know what to look for (and where to look), it can be easy to trick people into thinking you’re a lot richer than you are, trust me. A few of my top rules? Stick to tonal neutrals, good-quality fabrics and fluid shapes. All boxes which are ticked by this impeccable new wool jacket I just found from H&M.
Hear me out: I know H&M basics can sometimes look cheap, mainly because of the amount of polyester used by the fast fashion brand in its everyday buys. But there are some exceptions (usually found in the brand’s Premium Collection) that come along once in a while that truly deserve our attention, and usually sell out very fast.
Like this tie-waist jacket, which is 100% wool (no sneaky fabric mixes here). It’s got a beautiful fluid feel to it with a wrap design and chic tie belt at the waist giving a relaxed but luxurious vibe, with a curved collar and deep pockets. The shorter length even makes it perfect for wearing all the way into spring. The creamy colour is the cherry on top; pair it with a tonal cream or camel knit and tailored trousers for a smarter “old money” vibe, or simply add jeans and some leather loafers with your most expensive (or expensive-looking) handbag in tow, for an everyday look that any good “Birkin Mom” would approve of. Yep, that’s a thing now.
Of course I just added it to my basket, and you can keep scrolling to join me in shopping this incredibly chic H&M wool jacket before it inevitably sells out and becomes an instant regret. I’ve also rounded up some more rich-looking H&M buys below. You’re welcome!