Hi everyone! Hope you all are doing well and had a fun-filled Labor Day holiday/weekend. And for those in the path of Hurricane Dorian, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Stay safe!
In today’s blog, I’m sharing a fun try on session from one of my favorite stores, H&M. 🙂 Most of the pieces in this try on are geared towards work wear pieces, but they can easily be interchangeable, taking you from work to weekend. Normally I wear an XS or 2 at H&M. Everything fits TTS unless noted otherwise.
Outfit Details: Mock Turtleneck Top (sized up, wearing a Small) // H&M slacks sold out online with limited selection in plus size option. Comparable Checked Slacks // Peep Toe Pumps (wearing 8.5) // Handbag unavailable online, but this Shopper Tote is a nice option.
Going up a size in this mockneck top gave me the perfect fit. I felt the XS was a bit too clingy for my liking. This is a comfortable, flattering top. As you can see in the above picture, it has a vertical ribbing detail along the entire top. Love the color options offered, which includes white, red and burgundy. There are so many ways to style this top – with shorts, jeans, dress pants or skirts. I would consider this a four-seasons top, as you could easily layer it under sweaters in the winter or denim jackets in the Spring or Fall.
The checkered slacks I tried on are, sadly sold out online (with limited quantities available in plus sizes), but they do have some other similar options that I’m sure are equally as comfy. These are the perfect dress pant for the office. The ankle length allows you to show off your favorite shoes. Perfect for fall!
This coat is so soft! It feels amazing and is lightweight. It offers a tie belt at the waist which can be removed, if you prefer. It has front patch pockets and a straight fit. The color is perfect for all your Fall fashion! It would look equally as adorable with flare jeans and boots. 😀
This is the same mock turtleneck as worn above, just in a gorgeous burgundy color. LOVE! So pretty, especially for fall. It looks fantastic layered under the houndstooth blazer. It has a smidgen of elastane, which gives this classic blazer some stretch, making it easy to move in. PS: Houndstooth (and similar British-inspired prints) is going to be trending for Fall 2019, so don’t be surprised if you see this pattern showing up at your favorite retailer. 🙂
I really liked these dress pants, but definitely size up one. My normal size 2 was uncomfortably tight in the waistband. Ugh. They are definitely a slim fit, pull-on style with a mid-rise and elastic in the back of the waistband. They are offered in quite a few solid colors and pattern choices. I think they’re a very nice, stylish pant once you sort out the sizing.
Same dress pants, but this time I’ve paired it with a checked blouse. I absolutely love this look. It’s more of a relaxed fit. Love the pointed collar and window pane pattern. It’s made of 100% polyester. It’s stylish, comfortable, and a great wardrobe essential. Dress it up, dress it down. Layer it under sweaters, cardigans or blazers/jackets. Pair it with skirts, dress pants or jeans. Comes in a few color/pattern options. Highly recommend!
The. Best. Sweater. Love the color, love the fit, love the mockneck – just everything about it! lol It has ribbing along the neckline, cuffs and hemline. It comes in a few color options, including this lovely green melange (which has subtle interwoven threads of yellows and blues), beige melange, brown, dark brown melange, brown melange and light grey melange. Take caution if you have a wool allergy or sensitivity to wool, because this piece does have about 3% wool, according to the website. But even with a pinch of wool, it is not itchy at all. With laid-back but elegant dolman sleeves, it’s a versatile sweater that’s perfect for casual Friday’s!
I didn’t realize until I slipped into these jeans that the front pockets were faux. I rarely use those pockets anyways, so that feature didn’t bother me. Plus, it keeps the front nice and smooth. These are lightweight and give a nice overall fit. It’s mostly a cotton/poly blend with just 1% elastane. Just enough stretch! Thought the leg length was good too. My only gripe – I thought the jeans were a wee bit scratchy against the skin. With eight different color options and priced at $9.99, now’s a good time to give them a try!
H&M has some AMAZING coats! It was hard to limit myself to try on just one or two! This one though – stunning! So rich / very high-end looking and of great quality. It has a stand-up collar, zip front (and zip side pockets). It dresses up any outfit instantly. It also comes in a black and blue option. Highly recommend!!
Outfit Details: Checkered Dress (Unfortunately my size was unavailable, so I’ve slipped into a size 0, which was too small for me. I think my usual size 2 would have been small, too. Like most reviewers online, I suggest going up a size.)
Once you’ve sorted the sizing out, this dress is quite lovely. Very classic design with it’s checkered pattern, bracelet length sleeves with a modern, slightly flared cuff. It has a boat neckline (sorry my hair is covering the neckline). It follows the lines of the body, but there’s not much stretch in the material. If you are blessed in the chest or booty area, just something to keep in mind. I’m 5’6 for reference and you can see where the length hits. Depending on your leg length/height, this may be a wee bit too short for your work place dress code policy.
Outfit Details: Crinkled Dress (wearing size 2)
For those that will be dealing with warm temps well into October, you can still dress for your weather while embracing those wonderful fall colors – like with this adorable number. This is a cute dress that you could wear casually on its own with sandals. For those in cooler climates, come September and October, layer it under a denim jacket and pair with boots. Or, wear a plain tee underneath it once the weather turns chilly. The shoulder straps are not adjustable, but the scoop neckline seemed to hit a nice spot (not too low).
Saving the best for last friends. LOVE this entire outfit – top to bottom – by far, my favorite outfit from this try on session. 😀 Absolutely love this knit sweater (although I would consider it more a top than sweater). The contrast of the black trim against the cream is so elegant. And I love the scalloping details along the neckline and cuffs. Very nicely made – of good quality – I highly recommend!
Sadly, as this post went live this lovely sweater has already sold out online. 😦 BUT, you can use the H&M Find in Store feature that should be located right on the product page. Enter your city or zip code to see what stores near you have this item in the size you need. The Find in-store feature is located right above the dropdown menu for sizes.
These wide leg pants are perfection! Great quality / material – not heavy or lightweight. They have a high waist with hidden hook and eye closure and zip fly. Just so comfy and stylish. I’m 5’6 for reference and am wearing a 3 1/4 ” heel. The leg length hit at just the right spot! If you are shorter or taller, something to take into consideration (and the type of shoe you plan to wear).
Product Details: Peep Toe Pumps (wearing 8.5). While the black color option is sold out online (you may be able to find at your local H&M), it does come in two other options – the powder pink and leopard print. Both gorgeous options and great for fall!
Thanks for stopping by and I’ll see you next time! xo ~ Michelle