24 Expensive-Looking H&M Basics That Get Our Editors' Stamp of Approval

Shopping for basics is admittedly not the most exciting thing in the world, but they're some of the most important wardrobe purchases you can make. And since you wear them so often, you'll probably need to replace them more often than other items in your wardrobe, which means that you need them to be affordable. Enter H&M.

You may first think of H&M as a source for trend-led pieces, but I'm happy to tell you that the brand also stocks amazing basics. We love the selection of denim, T-shirts, blazers and jumpers, in particular, and I've lost count of the amount of times I've nipped in on my lunch break to grab a plain white T-shirt or a grey sweatshirt. There really is something to fulfil any and every wardrobe need. What's more, I find the best H&M basics all look more expensive than the brand's trend-led pieces anyway, as solid neutral colours and simple silhouettes tend to look chicer and be less expensive to produce. You certainly get your money's worth with luxury basics, but when you see how good some of H&M's basics are, you might consider saving your well-earned cash.

Keep scrolling to shop the 24 most expensive-looking H&M basics that get this editor's stamp of approval. It'll be the easiest choice you make today. 


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

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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.