My Friend Had $50 to Spend on Clothes, so I Suggested These Items in My H&M Cart


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On a recent Zoom catch-up, one of my friends expressed interest in adding a new piece or two into her wardrobe to freshen up her offering. The key point is that she didn’t want to spend more than $50 tops. I told her to check out H&M given that the mega-retailer stocks a wide range of cool yet affordable pieces—everything from classic basics to trendy accessories to forward ready-to-wear pieces.

In fact, I actually already had a cart full of H&M items because I pulled out some standouts to recommend in another story I was working on. Basically, I thought an of-the-moment tank, a puff-sleeve blouse, and white jeans would work best for her—and collectively all hit below that $50 budget when added up. Keep scrolling to uncover said items, along with more chic H&M items that could be of interest to you as well.

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Bobby Schuessler
Market Director

Bobby Schuessler is a fashion editor with over a decade of editorial experience covering shopping, style, and beauty. He's spent over seven years at Who What Wear, currently leading the market team to deliver highly covetable and convertible content. He creates data-driven shopping guides featuring top retialers like Nordstrom, Shopbop, and Net-a-Porter and is at the forefront of Who What Wear's shopping tentpole strategies, including Amazon Prime Day. He also works on branded content initiatives and appears on camera in video and shopping livestream franchises. He has also worked across a variety of other media brands and fashion retailers like Refinery29, PureWow, Men's Health, and Gilt covering commerce, trend reporting, women's and men's fashion, home, and lifestyle.