I Went Deep Into the New Arrivals From H&M and Zara—Here's What's Worth It

There are two stores that many of the editors on our team turn to regularly when they're looking to add a few affordable and elevated finds to their wardrobes. Yep, I'm talking about H&M and Zara. Are they go-tos of yours as well? Wonderful. I mean, I get it. Whether you're in the market for a new basic, a trendy staple, or a sleek pair of shoes, these two retailers are just bound to have a few solid options to suit your style.

With all that in mind, I decided to spend the afternoon going deep into the new-arrivals sections at both to see what gems I could find. Not surprisingly, I found a slew of standout pieces that I think could be worth it. I'm referring to everything from beautiful tailoring picks to of-the-moment denim cuts to adorable tees and tanks. Keep scrolling to check out all the picks that I think just might pique your interest.

H&M

An oversize white shirt is a modern staple.

Need new flats? Here you go.

Great on its own or for layering.

Chic as a cover-up or as a night-out dress.

Add your favorite sandals and you're good to go.

Can't go wrong with a cropped tank.

The off-the-shoulder detail is nice.

Distressed shorts don't fail.

Zara

Bandana tops are trending hard.

You could easily dress these sandals up or down.

A playful hat to top off your summer looks.

Elevated flip-flops for the win. 

One more top-notch blazer.

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