H&M is a brand we’ve always turned to when we want to shop the best trends at more affordable prices. Their design team has a knack for knowing exactly what we want to shop and when, so we regularly use their new-in section as a barometer for tracking what it is we’re all actually going to be wearing for the season ahead. Not to mention their talent for creating expensive-looking pieces that enable us all to look elevated on a reasonably-priced budget.
So, this week, with spring on the brain, we scrolled through everything in H&M’s new season section. Yes, there’s a lot to sort through (2306 items to be exact), and not all of it is up to our high standards. But, as shopping experts, we’re notoriously good at identifying the recurring trends and exact pieces that actually matter—the ones that will sell out fast; the ones your friends won’t believe you got on the high street. It’s our job to do the hard work for you, and below you’ll find a curated list of the eight most elevated trends you can shop at H&M this season.
From elegant linen styles, to relaxed tailoring and minimalist leather accessories, these may be popular trends to shop right now, but most importantly we’ve picked styles that are classic enough to wear next spring, too—and they can be styled up for summer and autumn as well.
Scroll on to see and shop the key spring trends H&M is backing for 2023.
Loose, oversized fits and soft, tonal colours make H&M's linen feel super luxe. Whether you invest a bit more in their premium styles (which will likely have the quality to last longer) or opt for the budget-friendly iterations, all of them will add a relaxed yet polished vibe to your spring/summer wardrobe.
Sandals are something you can easily add to jeans outfits in early spring, and continue to wear throughout summer with floaty dresses. Minimalist leather styles in particular are all over the designer collections, and luckily H&M has cottoned on to the understated look as well.
We're all aware how reliable and affordable H&M's basics are. Refresh your spring essentials with their elevated styles, from the best-selling silk-blend T-shirt to the ribbed vest tops, which all make excellent layering pieces.
If you're aiming to create an elevated wardrobe on a budget, invest in tonal neutral pieces to layer up. Not only will they freshen up your wardrobe for spring, it's a look that's always going to scream chic.
The 'naked' trend (whether that's in dresses or the increase in lingerie-inspired styles) is one we've seen bubbling up over recent years. The most elevated way to pull it off is with sheer fabrics, and H&M is leaning into them for S/S23.
You might not automatically think of wearing black in spring, but an LBD is never to be argued with. While prints and bold colours can often appear cheap and replicable from the high street, a good black dress (especially the latest designs from H&M) can fool anyone into thinking it's premium. Just add strappy sandals and straw bags as the weather warms up.