I'm a Stylist—Here Are 7 Spring Trends I'm Turning to H&M for This Season

If you’re an avid Who What Wear UK reader, you’ll know how much we rate H&M for expensive-looking, affordable fashion. As editors, of course, we try to encourage shopping from diverse sources—some vintage, some independent and some investment designer pieces as well as high-street—to create a truly versatile collection that lasts. But we all turn to H&M to bolster our wardrobes with trend-led pieces and elevated staples each season as well. As a stylist too, I find it’s the high-street brand I recommend to clients most often when they want a polished look on a budget. 

Janelle wears H&M Jeans

So as spring gets under way (hopefully for real this time), I spent hours doing a deep dive of the brand’s new-in section to see exactly which trends and winning pieces H&M is doing best this season. I came back with seven in particular that really impressed me—whether that was because of the depth of options, the size diversity, the premium quality or the great value. From spring-perfect floral pieces to easy, everyday dresses and slick suiting, keep scrolling and you’ll find the trends I'll be turning to H&M for first on the high street this season. 

1. Spring Suiting

I'm a big fan of suits and how polished they can make you look with ease, so I've kept a keen eye on all the high street's new collections for the perfect styles this season. Hands down, H&M has the best offering with bright wedding guest–ready options as well as neutral everyday iterations—and the best part is you can also wear them as separates to get the most out of new purchases. 

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The slick tie-belt detail makes this look so expensive. Here are the matching trousers too. 

I plan on wearing this to all the weddings in my diary this summer. Find the matching trousers here

Sorry, but HOW chic is this waistcoat suit look? Here are the co-ordinating trousers

This slouchy blazer-and-trousers look is not only extremely expensive-looking, but it's also a classic that will last you for years to come. 

2. Easy Dresses 

Throw-on dresses are spring saviours, and H&M does them really well every year. The latest spring drop hasn't disappointed, and there are so many options to dress up or down. 

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I love that this could be an office or an occasinowear dress. 

So simple yet so chic for weekend wanderings or beach days on holiday. 

This is a timeless piece that will flatter so many body shapes at any age *adds to basket.*

3. Relaxed Linen 

It might not be quite time for head-to-toe linen yet, but adding in one or two elements to a layered outfit now can make your outfits feel really fresh. Plus, these pieces are so good they'll likely all be sold out by the time the next heatwave hits. 

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These are new-in and guaranteed to sell out quickly—like all H&M wide-leg trousers. 

This linen short suit is so chic. It could work with flat sandals or heels alike. 

A wardrobe hero you'll lean on until October. 

The perfect loose linen shirt does exist. 

4. Minimalist Staples

One of my top tips for shopping H&M (and all of the high street) is to opt for minimalist staples in neutral tones that won't age so quickly. Luckily, it's one of H&M's strongest suits, and whether you're looking for an understated dress or the perfect wide-leg trousers, you'll likely find them in this new spring collection. 

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These have previously sold out and just came back in stock in black and cream. Run, don't walk. 

This dress looks so comfy. Throw a blazer over it with boots for work right now, and add flip-flops and a basket bag for your next holiday. 

If you told me this jacket was designer, I'd believe you. 

5. Modern Denim

S/S 22 sees the return of denim in all its forms. There are jackets, shirts, midi skirts and dresses, as well as plenty of new jeans shapes to get you out of your straight-leg rut. Keep scrolling to see what H&M has to offer.

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Denim jackets are mostly oversized and interesting this season, like this one that is perfect for layering. 

These jeans feel fresh but still easy to style.

This looks so good with a simple pair of mules for the office. 

Something about the cut of this jacket and the slouchy size feels really luxurious.

6. Spring Blooms

Florals for spring aren't groundbreaking—we know that. But the way H&M has incorporated some dainty prints into its most-loved designs keeps them feeling fresh and versatile for the year ahead. 

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This can work dressed up or down. 

Such an easy throw-on dress for heatwave season. I'd wear this with one of the denim jackets above. 

This on-trend maxi skirt would work just as well with a white vest or T-shirt. 

This will create a sleek spring look with linen shorts. 

7. Fresh Accessories

The simplest way to elevate all your current outfits and bring them into spring? Add a fun new accessory. Whether that's cute sandals or a basket bag, H&M has so many affordable options that really impressed me this season, but here are a few of my favourites. 

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I love these styled with the camel suit above.

Chunky sandals are now spring/summer essentials.

These give the illusion of wearing polished heels but without the uncomfortable height. 

Throw everything from your laptop to your farmers market finds in here. 

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