Sorry to the Basics in My Closet—These 26 H&M Finds Might Replace You

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Do you ever start shopping and realize that you don't just want one or two items but suddenly crave an entire wardrobe overhaul? Because, same. On a recent visit to peruse the new arrivals section on H&M's site, I came across so many strong pieces from the retailer that I started envisioning a whole new wardrobe with these chic updates. The retailer's selection is always a pretty strong one, but on this particular occasion, it was the wardrobe basics that really caught my eye and made me consider replacing the very versions in my own closet.

These aren't just your plain T-shirts or basic leggings. No, the new H&M items I'm about to showcase here each have something special about them that sets them apart from the basics you could find anywhere else. Think black jeans with a trendy bootcut fit, fitted turtlenecks in eye-catching prints, and even elevated-looking sweatpants that are all delightfully affordable. As the kids say, yes, I'm "simping" over these cool H&M finds and I think you will, too. Scroll down to shop all my picks.

The crinkled texture makes this turtleneck look so expensive.

Suddenly, my basic black jeans aren't doing it for me.

Tell me this cardigan couldn't pass for a designer version.

Not sure why I don't already own a shacket, but I'm going to take this as my cue.

This says "I'm not like other knits, I'm a cool knit".

I actually have these and can confirm that they're comfortable and chic.

Because a cropped cardigan is basically a wardrobe staple at this point.

Pedal pushers are here and they're happening.

An oversized button-down shirt is the ultimate cool basic.

The lug sole really brings these up a notch.

For wearing with the above loafers, obviously.

The kind of low-effort, high-reward item I'll be glad I purchased.

There's something so cool about a boxy tee.

Goodbye skinny leather pants, your replacement has just arrived.

Fact: you'll wear this chunky knit on repeat throughout the winter.

The #1 denim trend of the moment.

Ribbed pajamas > any other pajamas.

This shade of cream looks so elevated.

Just add sporty sneakers.

Not me simping over anything in this color.

The chicest you'll ever look while lounging.

Ribbed clothing is elite in every way.

The layering possibilities are virtually endless here.

The perfect length for wearing with leggings.

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