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There is something about a palette of neutrals, with a smattering of denim, that just oozes classic appeal. It also happens to be a trend H&M are doing incredibly well at the moment. Read on to discover our edit of the best pieces on store now.

Beige is anything but boring right now. In fact, in between seasons a neutral palette should be the building blocks of your wardrobe. You can pair it with the likes of denim and black – our other favourite staples – with ease, and whether it’s ecru, blush or a frothy-cappuccino hue it most definitely makes a chic and more refined alternative to all the lairy athleisure of late. Besides it can be as comforting on a cold day, as it is fresh on a scorcher. You can coordinate your wardrobe with your home, too. Neutrals in the realms of interiors are on point right now, and we’re all over H&M’s clever take on the trend. The bohemian-appeal of their rattan pieces, as well as their organic textured linen bedding and wool throws.

Black shouldn’t be overlooked this spring either. Whether it’s a little black dress, a functional jumpsuit or a monochrome mix like gingham – it’s so chic you’ll feel instantly sleek. 

Then there’s denim, which we know we’ve talked a lot about of late, but it really is feeling reinvented, and in wardrobe terms, it’s considered a neutral.

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LEE X H&M

Also, H&M have recently partnered with American jeans brand Lee on a sustainable collaboration, Lee x H&M. It taps into our nostalgia for ’90s trends with a collection of off-duty separates – incase you hadn’t got the memo, mom jeans and bucket hats are a go.

Of course there is a myriad of ways to wear this sturdy cotton staple, doubling up, wide-leg jeans and so on, but a high-collar denim shirt or jacket layered under a trench coat (sleeves pushed up) is a winning combo for spring.

Overall, H&M just seem to have captured our current need for easy chic fashion with aplomb. With black, denim and beige pieces which will ensure you look instantly pulled together. They’ve elevated the basics with lever cuts, and luxury textures – like a linen mix tee, or ribbed knit slip dress – we could go on…

Basically, loungewear has its limitations and we’re all crying out for a change.

While emerging from lockdown in sequins and colour appeals for its celebratory mood, we’d prefer to show a little fashion restraint. An ensemble of sandy coloured pieces, either head-to-toe, or broken up with denim collar or a smattering of monochrome, makes for a far more calming and considered exit. So, slip out of your stay-at-home slumber with our edit of H&M’s best buys below.

H&MRib Knit Skirt

Price: £17.99
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H&MQuilted Jacket

Price: £29.99
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H&MRibbed Dress

Price: £17.99
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Nothing signals spring like a trusty beige trench coat. It's chic, versatile and it's perfect for fending off the milder March and April showers.

Spring Trench, £49.99 H&M

Bring the natural elements in with H&M's collection of sturdy wooden stools, complete with braided paper straw seats, and their natural pendant shades. They are so on point for this season.

H&MJute-Blend Rug

Price: £29.99
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H&MLow Lounge Chair

Price: £199.99
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