The Only H&M Pieces You Need to Know About This July

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?" 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.

H&M's polka dots have been seen on the Belle & Bunty girls.

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

Freddie Harrel in an H&M kaftan and belt bag.

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. 

So good with tan sandals on holiday, but you could also dress this up for a wedding.

Everything we've ever wanted in one blouse.

And then it has matching trousers. Blown away!

Handy for all kinds of summer days.

Up close this has a really satisfying waffly texture.

Ribbed jerseys are where it's at rn.

You could pretend these were far more expensive.

Check out the rope halter detailing on this.

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

Wide-legs are making a big comeback—pair with strappy heels.

This has the shorts included—how cute!

Sometimes the simplest sandals are the best.

So much volume in this for a teeny tiny swishy dress.

Summer jackets come in more useful than you might think…

Following the success of similar sellout boilersuits, H&M has introduced yet another great version.

I'm eyeing this one up for my own summer-in-the-city closet.

These come in three different colours and they're a wise investment in any.

Okay, so it's kind of silly but that's what the hot weather is for.

So you may as well have the matching flippy skirt.

'90s-style bodysuits are a great staple to own now.

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.