I Live in Chic Basics—27 New H&M Pieces That Hit Just Right

While statement pieces bring on unbridled joy and excitement, basics serve an even more important role in your wardrobe as the building blocks for all your favorite looks. Shopping for basics is not always the most exciting endeavor, but landing on a few online retail gems makes the process worth it. I recently took a look at H&M's latest arrivals to see if any beautiful staple basics stood out. I selected some pieces that really caught my eye.

Ahead, shop an assortment of tops, jackets, pants, sweaters, and more that will mix and match easily with your existing closet faves. Whether you're looking for a sophisticated LBD for date night or a striped cardigan sweater, there's a simple piece just for you.



The asymmetrical exposed shoulder adds just the right amount of visual interest. 

The ribbed texture and sweetheart neckline make for such a great combo. 

I'm loving this off-the-shoulder take on a striped tee. 

Gathered details are always a great choice.

Pair with black leather pants for a simple look with edge.

All hail this unique and holey knit.

Ballet flats are back, and these are a simple yet chic take on the trend.

Add a vest on top of a T-shirt and jeans for a more interesting look. 

Slingbacks always look so sophisticated.

It's hard to go wrong with a black button-down. 

The ruching and gathered bodice are giving cottagecore. Throw on some sleek black slacks for an easy professional look. 

The quilted-jacket look looks great in such a dark shade. 

A solid everyday pair of jeans that'll go with a range of simple and statement tops.

This will be a great layering piece and a killer half of a Canadian tuxedo.

This oversize cut is ideal for tucking in.

An olive-green cable-knit sweater paired with white tailored slacks is a pretty yet unexpected neutral pairing.

Black dress pants will go the distance in your wardrobe.

These look way more expensive than they are. 

Tan-and-white stripes have such a warm vibe. 

A quintessential striped sweater. 

A wrap dress makes almost anyone seem cool. 

A subtle yet sexy date-night ensemble. 

Finally, a plus-size pleated skirt that will go with any and everything. 

Square necks always look so chic.

This unexpected neutral will easily work with many simple outfits.