These 15 Stylish H&M Pieces Dropped Just in Time for Back-to-School Shopping

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I technically graduated from college over three years ago, but if you think that's stopped me from participating in a little back-to-school shopping, you'd be straight-up wrong. Only instead of looking for pieces to wear out on the quad (or to a lecture on cultural anthropology), I now use this time to buy practical pieces I'll start working into my summer wardrobe and definitely wear well into fall. So whether you're heading back to campus in a few short weeks (in which case I'm very jealous) or you simply want to refresh your wardrobe before fall, you'd be crazy not to stock up on these 15 finds from the always-on-trend, always-affordable H&M.

I love the subtle schoolgirl vibes of this pink plaid dress. I'll wear it with a long-sleeve knit underneath as soon as the temp drops.

This plain white tee is 100% cooler than your other plain white tees thanks to the twist-front detail.

I'll be wearing this denim miniskirt with either a) more denim or b) a cropped hoodie.

This floral minidress is the perfect styling canvas. Wear it with slides and a straw hat now, and ankle boots and a cropped denim jacket later.

I'm always here for a throwback tee—and an excuse to quote Ross Geller.

Speaking of Friends, I'm pretty sure Rachel Green wore this circa Season 2 with a long-sleeve bodysuit, and it was as good then as it is now.

This adorable top looks best paired with vintage "mom" jeans.

Meet this year's plaid blazer, featuring modern tailoring and—most importantly—pockets.

This cozy jacket in an unexpected pinky-peach is a cool alternative to a denim jacket or blazer.

Don't think I wouldn't wear it with the matching skirt.

I'm in complete support of a full plaid look.

A denim jacket is a must-have layering piece for cold classrooms and conference rooms alike.

A laptop-approved backpack is always a back-to-school essential.

Trousers feel instantly cooler when worn with sleek white sneakers.