19 Anti-Trend Fall Items From H&M That Have My 59-Year-Old Mom and I Smitten


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Historically, my mom and I have hardly agreed on my fashion choices. Risqué hemlines, bold trends, skinny jeans, platform shoes—all of these things, at some point, have lived in my closet and been a significant part of my wardrobe rotation. My mother disapproved of each of them. You see, her style's always erred on the timeless side, whereas I have had a tendency to try lots of different things until something sticks. But as I've grown older and gotten acquainted with my personal style, my tastes have begun to align with hers, skewing more classic and anti-trend rather than loud and daring.

Nowadays, when I find chic items throughout the work day and send them to my mom to get her thoughts, we agree on them far more than we disagree on them. Case in point: I texted her this morning with a link to H&M's new fall drop full of classic, minimal, and wearable pieces for the upcoming season, and we both immediately started picking out items that we wanted. Out of all the ones that are still in stock (yes, the collection just launched, and yes, it's already selling out), we shared affection for 99% of them, something I never would have expected could happen a decade ago.

See why, despite our 32-year age gap, my mom and I are both completely smitten with H&M's fall arrivals below.

This post was published at an earlier date and has since been updated.

Senior Fashion Editor

Eliza Huber is a New York City–based fashion editor who specializes in trend reporting, brand discovery, and celebrity style. She joined Who What Wear in 2021 after almost four years on the fashion editorial team at Refinery29, the job she took after graduating with a marketing degree from the University of Iowa. She has since launched two monthly columns, Let's Get a Room and Ways to Wear; profiled the likes of Dakota Fanning, Diane Kruger, Katie Holmes, and Sabrina Carpenter for WWW's monthly cover features; and reported on everything from the relationship between Formula One and fashion to the top trends from fashion month, season after season. Eliza now lives on the Upper West Side and spends her free time researching F1 fashion imagery for her side Instagram accounts @thepinnacleoffashion and @f1paddockfits, running in Central Park, and scouring eBay for '90s Prada and '80s Yves Saint Laurent.