29 Expensive-Looking H&M Basics That Get the Editor 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 might not want to spend a lot of money on them either. Enter H&M.

You may first think of H&M as a source for trend-led pieces, but we're here to tell you that the brand also stocks amazing basics. We love the selection of denim, T-shirts, blazers and tanks, in particular, but there's something to fulfill any and every wardrobe need. It's typically easier to find expensive-looking basics than trend pieces, as solid neutral colours and simple silhouettes tend to be less expensive to produce. You certainly get your money's worth with luxury basics, but when you see how expensive-looking some of H&M's basics are, you might as well save your precious cash.

Keep scrolling to shop 29 expensive-looking H&M basics that get the editor stamp of approval.


Everyone needs a good pair of black tailored trousers. 

The silk fabric is a nice touch. 

Knit-dresses are comfy and chic. 

You'll appreciate this purchase come autumn. 

Just as good with jeans as with dresses. 

These will make any outfit look elevated. 

A basic coat that's anything but boring. 

You'll rely on this vest all year. 

The buttons add interest to this basic top. 

The ultimate trench, and so affordable. 

From the premium section, you know these black wide-leg trousers will last. 

H&M's most popular classic jeans. 

A beige trouser is a great light alternative to jeans. 

This will fit everything in for the office or travel. 

A light layer for sunny days and beyond. 

A shirt dress is so versatile. 

Cosy for lounging in the house or running errands. 

You'll be able to wear this with so many outfits. 

Everyone needs a perfect biker jacket in their arsenal. 

Quilted coats have become a wardrobe basic. 

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

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