I love doing roundups of my favourite clothing stores, because it gives me a chance to pick my favourite pieces and put together some hypothetical ensembles for all of you readers! The last time I did one of these roundups, it was with J.Crew and I was rounding up some of my favourite pieces of the season. Well, this time, I am putting the spotlight on one of my favourite stores – H&M!! I love H&M because it carries so many different styles and the price point is..well…on point.
Using Polyvore, I pulled some of my favourite pieces from various H&M stores and put together three looks for you!
Cool and Easy! This is a very simple look to coordinate. Really, all you need is a great pair of coloured shorts. I am particularly obsessed with this shade of orangey-red that we see in this pair of shorts. It is so bright, but not too bright that you are blinding people. This colour works in all pieces – tops, jewelry, sandals, etc…
When you wear such a bright colour like this, you have to be choosy of which colour you pair it with. Personally, when I wear a neon colour, I like to play the other pieces down in neutrals or whites, because it creates a focal point. In this case, the focal point would be the shorts. Notice that everything else in the outfit has kind of a neutral tone to it – that is why I have done the jewelry in gold, and the sandal in brown (with a hint of snake skin).
It’s sometimes black and white. I love colour, but sometimes, you have to play up the black and white combo. This outfit I put together is perfect for summer. I live by the rule “no white after labour day” (it may sound silly, but it’s tradition), so you have to pull out the whites while you can. These white shorts are maybe a little edgy for me, but you could easily do this ensemble without the distressed white shorts (which I would).
My favourite part about this outfit is twofold: the crochet maxi cardi, and the accessories. First of all, the bow is adorable (and so suitable for this ensemble). The necklace is to die for, and that cardi is something that should already be in my wardrobe. I will say this as my final word about this outfit: whether you are tall or small, this outfit works (because I have played with the different lengths in the pieces).
Sweet and Summery. Well, this is the epitimy of summer, now, isn’t it? The pinkish-red dress is just the right length, and neckline for a sunny day. This dress really doesn’t need anything but a pair of shoes and a cute clutch, but because I love the extra details, I threw in some extras!
You don’t want to upstage a bright dress like this. So if you are going to pair accessories with this dress, you need to be very careful. A long necklace wouldn’t look too right with this neckline, only because this dress is short. The combination between short and long wouldn’t jive well because there would be no continuation as the dress would cut off not too long after the necklace ends! That is why I chose this flower necklace in a vibrant shade of blue. Blue and pink mesh well together. The straw accessories (hat and bag) are very neutral and add a summery twist to it. Finally, a simple heel in a cream/white neutral compliments the two bright colours in the mix and don’t add anything wild. Overall, this look is perfect for summer and can even be dressed down if you take away the bright accessories, or even the heel!
Well, there you have it!! Three outfits assembled from H&M. You should be able to still find these styles in stores and I have linked the same or similar items down below, so you can find them in a few clicks so make sure you go and check them out!!
Which one is your favourite?? Tell me in the comments below!!