These Under-$50 H&M Basics Will Definitely Make You Look Rich

H&M expensive-looking basics



All hail H&M. Honestly, as a fashion editor, I look at a lot of new-in products every day across high-street and luxury fashion. And after all these years, the affordable hero still manages to pull it out of the bag with some of my favorite wardrobe pieces each season. The H&M design team just seems to know exactly what I want to wear—which right now is elevated capsule pieces that make me look like I have a much bigger budget than I actually do. And the latest new-in drop serves exactly that purpose. 

It’s full of simple, minimalist wardrobe basics with a stylish twist. Think draped jersey dresses, ribbed tops with modern sweetheart necklines, and expensive-looking suits with just the right amount of slouch that could easily pass as designer, all in a crisp palette of creams, greys, and monochrome shades. Not to mention, all the best pieces come in under $50. 

Of course, if you’re looking for wardrobe staples like these with more longevity and premium fabrics, and you’re in a position to invest more, it’s always worth doing so.  But as we head into this strange trans-seasonal time, if you’re looking for affordable pieces to upgrade your workwear wardrobe or refresh your date-night outfits, I recommend scrolling down to see this edit for a guaranteed confidence boost. My one piece of advice? Don’t hang around on the pieces you fall for. We all know how fast a cult H&M piece can sell out.

Shop Expensive-Looking H&M Basics

Note the subtle ruching on this dress. 

Creme-hued pieces always look luxe. 

Could have sworn this was Khaite. 

Trousers are a perennial favorite. 

A simple black blazer never fails to look posh. 

Ribbed knit tanks will always be a luxe basic in my mind. 

Never underestimate how luxe a pair of slingback heels can look. 

The perfect addition to your work wardrobe. 

You'll wear this with everything. 

Can you tell we love trousers? 

Ballet flats will be big this fall, so this pair is the perfect purchase. 

A crisp oxford shirt will always be a must-have in our books. 

Belts can make any outfit look more expensive. 

Pinstripe pants? Don't mind if we do. 

Chelsea boots are always a great buy. 

The ribbed detail on this dress screams "rich."

Nothing beats a satin blouse. 

It's giving Miu Miu, but for less money. 

Now all you need is a cozy cottage to go with this jumper. 

A great pair of jeans will have you feeling like a million bucks. 

Benton stripes will always be chic. 

Just imagine how comfy these trousers will be on you. 

Designer bags move to the left. 

This post originally appeared on Who What Wear UK.

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