What to Buy at H&M: 16 Must-Have Items Under $35


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Wondering what to buy at H&M? This post will show you the best clothing, shoes, and accessories at H&M under $35 for the summertime.

There’s no better time than the start of a new season to update your wardrobe. And now that summer is officially here, new dresses, crop tops, and sandals are calling our names!

If want to add some trendy new items to your wardrobe, you certainly don’t have to spend a lot to do so. I scoured the entire H&M website to find you 16 must-have pieces for summer that are all under $35. (In fact, some are even under $10!)

Read on for my favorite affordable finds to buy at H&M for the summer season, including clothing, shoes, and accessories.

Draped Floral Print Dress

Draped Dress

This fitted mini dress has the sweetest details like a lace-trimmed cupped bust, floral print, and gathered seams for a draped effect.

You can dress it up with sandals or down with sneakers and a denim jacket for a more casual look depending on the occasion.

Cotton Crop Top

Cotton Crop Top

Cotton is one of my favorite fabrics to wear in the summer, since it’s so breathable.

This cotton poplin crop top is lightweight and has a romantic feel thanks to its elasticized puff sleeves, ruffled hems, and tie-front design.

Puff-Sleeved Dress

Puff Sleeved Dress

You’ll stand out from the crowd in this vibrant red puff-sleeved dress. Its fiery color contrasts with feminine details like a sweetheart neckline and puff-sleeves for an eye-catching look.

Ribbed Flare Pants

Ribbed Flare Pants

Whether you wear them to the beach (like in the Instagram photo at the top of this post) or to lounge around in, these white ribbed flare pants are cozy and cute. They have trendy side slits and are made from a comfy stretch material.

They also come in black and mint green, but white feels especially fresh in the summertime.

Ribbed Bodysuit

The bright, sunshiny hue of this ribbed bodysuit gives off major summer vibes.

It features a square neckline, low-cut back, and thong bottom (to prevent VPL’s!).

You can style this bodysuit a ton of different ways, including with denim shorts, jeans, and skirts.

Fitted Jersey Dress

Fitted Jersey Dress

If you’re into this season’s Y2K trend, this dress is for you. And best of all, it’s only $5.99 – no, that’s not a typo. It’s a total steal!

With contrast straps and a printed motif on the front, this is a casual yet trendy dress that you can wear with sneakers and sandals alike.

Vintage High-Rise Shorts

Vintage High Rise Shorts

Denim shorts are a wardrobe essential, and this pair is perfectly vintage-inspired with a high waist and raw hems. Plus, they are quite affordable and come in three different washes: white, light blue denim, and washed black.

Crop Top

I love the light green hue of this cotton crop top. It features an open, lace-up back, gathered bust, and puff sleeves for flattering touches that are totally on-trend.

V-Neck Cotton Dress

V Neck Dress

A cute sundress is a summertime essential, and this sunflower print cotton dress has summer written all over it!

The sunny yellow color and print give this dress major charm, along with the bow tie open-back. The front also features a V-neck with a wrap-over design and side cutouts for a flirty, feminine look.

Short-Sleeved Graphic Print T-Shirt

Wild West T-Shirt

From colorful cowboy hats to cowgirl-printed t-shirts, Western-inspired pieces have been trending lately.

This graphic print “Wild West” t-shirt is only $5.99, but makes a total statement. It also fits like a baby tee, giving it a Y2K aesthetic.

Fitted Jersey Skirt

Fitted Jersey Skirt

Somewhere between Y2K and the soft girl aesthetic lies this adorable fitted mini skirt with a lace-trim.

Whichever way you interpret its aesthetic, it’s definitely on-trend and a versatile piece to add to your wardrobe.

To keep it casual, wear the skirt with a t-shirt and white low-top sneakers. To dress it up, style the skirt with a puff-sleeve blouse and some heels or sandals.

This skirt also comes in five other colors, including solid brown which would pair perfectly with the “Wild West” t-shirt above.

Terry Cloth Romper

Terry cloth is arguably the trendiest fabric of summer 2021, so this terry romper is a must-have.

Also available in pink terry, this romper is a cute, easy outfit to wear on a hot day. It also makes for a great swimsuit cover-up you can rock at the beach or pool for a fun, retro look.

Square-toed sandals are a major trend, especially in colorful hues. This purple faux leather pair will add the perfect pop of color to your outfits, and their 2-inch heel is super wearable.

These will elevate your looks and can be worn with anything from jeans to dresses.

Smiley Face Pool Slides

Smiley Face Pool Slides

How cute are these rubber pool slides? They are bubblegum pink and feature adorable smiley faces on the plastic foot straps.

Slide these on and they’ll instantly put a smile on your face, too.

3 Pack Anklets

Anklets are the ultimate summer jewelry that you can show off while wearing sandals or when barefoot at the beach!

This pack of three anklets features two trendy beaded designs along with one metal chain which you can wear all together, or separately.

Braided Hairband

The braided design of this hairband makes it look like raffia or straw, giving it a summery feel.

It is such a unique hair accessory that will add flair to your outfits, while also holding your hair back (which is a must in hot temperatures!).

Which styles are your favorite? Which item is your favorite? Leave a comment and let us know which other stores you’d like to see featured!


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