The Only 22 Pieces You Need to See From H&M This August

As a fashion editor, I spend hours upon hours online shopping (for professional purposes, of course), so I know all the new-in sections like the back of my hand. The one high-street store I'm most impressed with right now? H&M, as the new collection is packed with expensive-looking, "Where did you get that?"–inspiring pieces. You may have once thought you can only head to the more expensive Conscious collection for more premium picks, but there are mainline pieces that look just as luxe. My trick to finding the best buys is to shop in the trend section of the site, which has all the items that will inevitably become Instagram famous.

Jessica in a ribbed H&M vest and Mango skirt.

The site is filled with hidden gems that'll hold a forever place in your wardrobe, along with some high-summer buys to invest in now. The influencers are snapping up statement dresses, and we've found shoes, bags, co-ords (and more) to create a cool seasonal capsule just for you. These are the hero buys that look way more premium than their price tags. Keep scrolling to shop our editor-approved pieces.

Karina styles the sellout yellow shirtdress with classic scrappy white heels.

Nicole embraces the tonal trend with beige trousers and a brown shirt.

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The colour of this blouse is so pretty. 

Yes, you can wear white jeans after Labor Day.

You can pretend these are far more expensive.

Tuck this into straight-leg jeans. 

Summer jackets come in more useful than you might think…

A match made in heaven with beige trousers. 

A frilled blouse will look just as good now as it will in three months' time.

Wide-leg jeans are making a big comeback—pair with strappy heels for maximum impact.

A versatile piece for your next hot holiday.

A universally flattering spin on the slip skirt.

Handy for all kinds of summer days.

The kind of artsy, minimal blouse that looks cool with so many other items.

Nineties-style bodysuits are a great staple.

Sequins aren't just for nighttime…

Throw this over your summer dresses when the weather starts to cool.

Make your summer mini look modern with long sleeves and black hue. 

Up next, these are the spring/summer trends you need to know now.

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

Opening Image: @nicoleocran