H&M New In Favourite Picks

It has been a hotter than hot minute since I wrote a blog post however I am back, back, back again and this time I am bringing you my top current favourites from H&M. As a plus size gal (Size 16) I really struggle to find good, affordable brands that cater to my size. H&M are fantastic for this and I feel like it’s really important to celebrate brands that are more size inclusive.

I have always loved shopping in H&M ever since my Mum used to drag me in there. I shop in there for work staples and transitional pieces and I must say, in recent years it really has become one of the best places to shop. I used to wear things and never see it on someone but now I see items I have been looking at or purchased on so many people on social media. Some people get annoyed by this but I’m not going to lie, I love it! I get to see how others style the items and I get major inspo.

Anyway, I have been browsing the site and there are so many lovely pieces that I just had to share my favourites and rather than bombard my Instagram Stories I thought I would link them below. I would say however that if you like the look of something then snap it up quick as NOTHING lasts on that website!!! Also, I am a neutrals love so I am sorry if there are no bright colours in here! If you’re more of a visual type and prefer to see some of the below pieces in action you can check out a Reel I did over Instagram by clicking HERE and see some of the pieces I snapped up!

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Tops

Large Collared Blouse, £17.99 <– Shop Here

So I got a top very similar to this however I wish I had gotten this one as it’s a little higher in the neck and longer so would have been a bit more flattering on me! I loves these large collars, they’re so fun. Perfect for casual wear or for pairing with some faux leather trousers and some heels! You can’t have too many crisp white tops!

Wide Blouse ‘Black’, £12.99 <– Shop Here

There is something so flattering about a plain black top like this one. I am obsessed with high collars and the detail at the cuffs make it look a little more expensive. I love that work from home style (lockdown life) and this top is perfect for that! Whether it’s tucked into a skirt or a pair of trousers you’ll be ready for the boardroom!

Denim Shirt Jacket, £24.99 <– Shop Here

I audibly gasped when I seen this shirt. I had a denim shirt like this about 20 years ago and I absolutely loved it. The young B*Witched fan in me would be thrilled that I am still interested in denim shirts. There’s something so comforting about this look and it would look great as shown here with blue denim jeans or personally, I wouldn’t mind a pair of crisp white jeans to make it look a bit fresher for Spring!

Shoulder Pad Sweatshirt, £12.99 <– Shop Here

I have bought this already, I definitely bough it in a size too big so if you are between sizes I would maybe recommend sizing down as the shoulder pads look a little overwhelming on me! I love the style of this though and it just elevates a classic sweatshirt! I love all the colours it comes in but thought I would get more wear out of the white!

Fine Knit Jumper, £17.99 <– Shop Here

I keep trying to buy this and it keeps going out of stock! Hopefully it stays in stock long enough for me to get to payday! I love thinner knits and I especially love a stripe pattern. It’s so easy to wear and I would love this on its own with some cute jeans or paired with nice trousers and blazer.

Fluffy Jumper, £19.99 <– Shop Here

Okay listen, does it look like a pyjama top? Yes. Am I mad at it? Hell no. It is somewhat around upon or looked down on for leaving your house with your pyjamas on so if this is as close as I can get to a soft, fluffy, warm pyjama top then you best believe I am wearing it!

Bottoms

Tailored Trousers ‘Greige’, £24.99 <– Shop Here

Not only am I obsessed with the colour (I am having a real Greige moment) but I just love the fit of these trousers! I had to size up quite a few sizes for this one (Usually do with H&M trousers – anyone else? I had to get a 20! I am a 14/16 usually)

Crease Leg Trousers ‘Beige’, £19.99 <– Shop Here

I know, I know – another beige pair of trousers BUT these ones are more affordable than the previous ones and slightly different colour. I haven’t ordered these but they are very high on my wishlist.

Crease Leg Trousers ‘Black’, £19.99 <– Shop Here

You simply cannot curate a wardrobe and not have a pair of black trousers in there. At least I can’t. They go with EVERYTHING. I very rarely wear jeans, they just aren’t for me and I hate that restricted feeling I get when I wear them so these are a much comfier option! They always look great, with no matter what you’re wearing them with. Love, love, love.

Slim Mom High Ankle Jeans, £19.99 <– Shop Here

I know I said I don’t wear jeans a lot BUT I love this style of jean. I have a blue pair of jeans in this style and again I had to size up by 2/3 sizes! I have a tricky body shop to fit so that’s probably not going to be the case for everyone. Anyway, jeans are a classic wardrobe choice.

Faux Leather Trousers ‘Light Beige’, £19.99 <– Shop Here

These trousers are some of my favourite trousers that I have bought for a long time, So much so that I also bought them in black (below). As someone who is curvier it can be so different to get faux leather style trousers that a) are suitable enough for casual day to day wear and b) that don’t enhance my already huge ass. I love them!

Faux Leather Trousers ‘Black’, £19.99 <– Shop Here

Same message as before really, as I said I had to have them in both colours as I love them so much! They’re a great length too – I am pretty small (just under 5 foot) and so they look like normal trouser length on me – unlike in the photo where they are mire ankle grazer! So just bare that in mind if you’re ordering!

Slit Front Skirt, £29.99 <– Shop Here

Don’t own it, yet. I love skirts, especially coming into Spring/Summer. Don’t get me wrong your gal still has to wear cycling shorts underneath #chafe but I just think this skirt is such a lovely style. I see myself wearing it for day drinks… remember when you could do that? Again, lockdown life.

Imitation Leather Shorts, £24.99 <– Shop Here

If you have seen me in real life you will know that I have got quite the ass. Believe me, it’s not from doing hundreds of squats – it’s from eating lots of pizza. But for that reason I have NEVER been able to find shorts that are long enough that actually cover my damn cheeks and that don’t cut off my circulation when I sit down. These shorts are a great length – not too long either, can’t be making myself look even more disproportioned! Love em!

Dresses

Calf Length Dress ‘Light Beige/Zebra Print’, £19.99 <– Shop Here

I mean, it’s just a really nice dress isn’t it? I haven’t bough it as I know it won’t fit my shape, I will look like Bag For Life. However, if you are someone who has been graced with height and doesn’t need to worry about where a waistline on a dress is then be my guest, I bet you’ll love this!

Crêpe Dress With Ties ‘Light Beige/Floral’, £24.99 <– Shop Here

I mean, what a sweet little dress! I love dresses like this as it would look cute with tights or bare legs making it the perfect Spring transition piece.

Outerwear

Knitted Cardigan, £19.99 <– Shop Here

I just love a good cardy. I very rarely wear ones like this outside of the house but this cardigan has been on me nearly everyday since I got it while chilling about the house. It’s super soft and so comfy!

Dressy Cardigan, £39.99 <– Shop Here

I can’t decide if I prefer the white cardigan with black details or the black cardigan with white details. You can check out the-black one online but I am just infatuated with these cardigans. I’ve got Chanel on a dime vibes! Definitely quite pricey for a cardigan but it just looks so luxe!

Rib Knit Cardigan, £17.99 <– Shop Here

Another cardigan because why not? I love this shorter style of cardigan, great for throwing on! I am hoping that during the long summer evenings it’s going to be warm enough to get away with just wearing something like this over a cute dress or with jeans and a strappy top!

Long Jacket ‘Beige/Brown Checked’, £34.99 <– Shop Here

This is at the top of my Wishlist however, if I buy another blazer I think Joel might flip. I mean, we are supposed to be saving for a house. BUT, look how nice it looks? I love the longer style!

Oversized Jacket ‘Black’, £24.99 <– Shop Here

I live in a black blazer, similar to black trousers I feel like a black blazer (and a tan/camel blazer let’s be honest) are essential in your wardrobe. There’s nothing I love more than blue jeans, white tee, black blazer and some mules paired with a bright ass red/pink lipstick. This is just one way to wear, there are honestly infinite ways to wear a black blazer! This one is a steal at £24.99!

Double-Breasted Jacket ‘Dark Grey/Green’, £34.99 <– Shop Here

Yes, I do have a slight addiction to blazers but meet my latest addition. I’ll be honest, I wasn’t sure about this when it arrived but as soon as I paired it with the faux leather leggings above I was obsessed. I don’t own a lot of grey, I really am just that boring that my wardrobe consists of nude, white, black and more nude. This for me is a pop of colour!

Short Coat ‘Beige Marl’, £39.99 <– Shop Here

Size. Down. I got my normal size and it was huge! I am waiting on my refund coming in so I can buy my actual size! If you like it a touch oversized then stick to your normal size but as someone short and plus size I needed it bang on. I love the colour of this, it does come in two others! I like that it’s short, every other coat I have seen with this belted style has been long. Plus, short coats are great for Spring!

Footwear

Chunky-Soled Loafers, £24.99 <– Shop Here

Move over Prada (Deceased at how many people the Prada ones when I posted on my stories. Like, you guys CAME for me in my stories. Sorry not sorry I loved them.). I just love these. I hate wearing boots all the time and these are such a great option for clunky black shoes. I would say the opinion will be divided on these but they beat the £715 price tag of the Prada Loafers.

Platform Boots ‘Beige’, £29.99 <– Shop Here

I love them. Simple.

Mules, ‘Black’ & ‘Beige’, £24.99 <– Shop Here

So it’s been lockdown however, the end is in sight and the thought of wearing heels again makes my chest feel tight. Like, I am not ready for that commitment. Enter Mules. I want them in both colours. The heel height on theses are great, so your feet hopefully won’t get too sore if like me you’re worried! They go with everything too. Can’t wait to get these are try them out.

Accessories

Bucket Hat ‘Light Beige’, £7.99 <– Shop Here

Another item that will probably divide opinion however, I love it. Plus, not to sound like a 5 year old but my head burns really easily in summer so having a super cute hat like this will keep my scalp from turning pink for 6 months. It also comes in black and I am tempted to get both,

Short Necklace, £6.99 <– Shop Here

I never take this damn necklace off. I wear a lot of high neck tops and I love this thicker chain to add a little bling to my outfits.

Okay, so those are my top choices for what’s in H&M at the minute! I love every piece and the ones that I haven’t bought already I will be buying once payday comes – if they’re still there!

Hope to bring you more blogs soon, I honestly forgot how much fun they are!

Don’t forget you can follow me over on Instagram at @amysaavage and YouTube too where I try to post a video every week!

Let me know if you pick up any items from this list – or if there is something I have missed that you know I would love!

A x

Back to Basics

Having a well edited wardrobe gives me some serious joy and today I was sitting looking at my clothing (is it just me that does that?) and I love the wardrobe that I have created over the last few months.

I am used to walking through stores and paying out for exuberant and unique items that are stand out pieces. These are great at the time however they are items that do not last and can’t be worn season to season. Essentially what I decided to do was create a kind of capsule wardrobe for myself. What is a capsule wardrobe you might ask? It is a phrase coined by Susie Faux in the 70s and describes key pieces that you can wear time and time again without them ageing. She describes it as having “2 pairs of trousers, a dress or a skirt, a jacket, a coat, a knit, two pairs of shoes and two bags” that co ordinate in colour and you can mix and match easily. No disrespect to Faux but I probably have at least triple that amount right now with no intention of changing, but the point is that’s how many items it takes to completely transform your wardrobe.

My favourite place to shop for a new wardrobe on a relatively minor budget is H&M. I’m a sucker for earthy and neutral tones as they work so well together and I am trying to stay away from buying so many prints. Each season I have decided I am going to purchase a few statement pieces and maintain my colour neutral wardrobe. I have picked my top faves from H&M that will easily transform your wardrobe too.

Tops

Top With Ties, £17.99

Having a classic white top that you can wear tucked into trousers, jeans, skirt or shorts will take you a long way in your wardrobe. If in doubt pair your items with a fresh, crisp white shirt.

Cotton Shirt, £12.99

If you have followed me for awhile, or even take a glance down my most recent instagram posts it’s clear that I have a love for white shirts, but I love having crisp shirts and tops like the previous post and then casual shirts like this. I especially love the button details on this shirt to make it a little more interesting. Plus, this is from the Sustainability range!

Draped Wrapover Cross Body, £12.99

A classy body that comes in both black and white can be easily interchangeable from outfit to outfit. Worn under a blazer or worn along tucked into a skirt or trousers these styles of tops make a nice change to shirts.

Long Sleeved Blouse, Khaki Green, £17.99

I have a ridiculous love for wearing khaki green. There’s something about so nice about khaki and for someone like me who’s day to day wear doesn’t extend too far past black and white, the khaki is nice for something different.

Basic Tops, Price Varies

You know all those little tops that you have lying around that you can’t find a home for? The stringy tops, the basic cotton blends and the tops that go ‘under things.’ I get all mine religiously from H&M. Sure, the likes of Primark, New Look, M&S etc do all the same types however, I know and trust that my H&M ones last for years. Years. That’s why I keep going back.

Trousers

Slim Mom Jeans, £19.99

So, Mom jeans. I am a very curvy gal and had sworn off Mom jeans after I had a break down in the Topshop changing rooms trying to squeeze my thicc thighs in. Until now. I decided to give these guys a try considering the price as well I almost thought it was too good to be true. Ahh they are amazing and so so comfortable. I was stuck in the skinny jeans rut for ages and I am so happy to have these as alternative. Plus, there are belt loops. This is very important to me.

Embrace High Ankle Jeans, £34.99

I don’t know why, but it had never occurred to me that I could have a pair of tan colour jeans. Do you ever be in a jeans mood and the standard blue or black pair just aren’t cutting it for you? Enter these. They are a great alternative when you’re in the mood for jeans but not jeans.

Ankle Length Tie Belt Trousers, £19.99

I have the black ones but my mission is to own all three colours. I am in love with this style of trouser as I love things that can be dressed up or down. Wear a pair of brogues and a blazer with this and you’ve got a work outfit, slap on a pair of heels and a bodysuit and you’ve got yourself a ‘drinks with the girls’ outfit.

Cigarette Trousers, £12.99

After a Rimmel Sun Shimmer incident in 2008 I swore I would never wear white trousers again. Fast forward 11 years and I gasped at not only these trousers and the fact that they come in every colour under the sun, but the fact that they are £12.99. I am still reluctant to wear white trousers at times however, at this price I couldn’t not pick them up. White trousers are so classy and look amazing!

Skirts & Shorts

A-Line Skirt, £14.99

I’m not hugely into skirts only for the reason being that I am short with a larger hip area so they tend not to be the most flattering thing on me. With that being said, I like to have a few skirts on reserve as wearing trousers and jeans can get very boring very quickly.

Short Skirt, £17.99

Even though I don’t wear a lot of skirts, I just have to have this skirt in my wardrobe. Not only do I wear it in work a lot as we have to wear black, it’s easily worn with a pair of tights and boots and is another great staple to carry from season to season.

Lyocell – Blend Shorts, £19.99

Not typically a plain go to item but I like to have the odd thing that’s different in among the wardrobe. I would love to wear these with a plain white shirt (duh, do I wear anything else?) and cute little boots and a jacket.

Dresses

Jersey Maxi Dress, £14.99

I used to walk past these styles of dresses and not give them second thought. Now? I live for them. I have a few of these in different colours and while I find them a little on the basic side they are so easy to jazz up with some simple styling tips. Slip a basic white tee underneath, wrap a black belt around the middle – otherwise my curvy ass would look like a sack of spuds – some booties and even a hat if I was feeling adventurous.

A lot of the dresses that I have are louder in prints as I don’t wear them just as often. The ones I wear all the time are black for work and if I am honest, all look the same. I am enjoying the mindset of having items that I can mix and match and so am trying to stay away from dresses as they always look the same!

Jackets & Coats

Modal Blend Trench Coat, £29.99

I have an addiction to buying jackets and coats and Joel really is going to throw me out of the house if I come back with any more. That being said, I wear the same 3 jackets on rotation. I just can’t part with the jackets I have collected. Why? Anyway, I do have last years version of this jacket but this year’s is nicer. Can guarantee I’ll come home with this and then be homeless.

Utility Jacket, £29.99

Any kind of jacket that has multiple pockets for all my lipsticks and packs of gum gets my vote. This jacket is firmly on my wishlist for my wardrobe, I have sworn that I’ll get rid of all my other jackets if I get this one. Khaki in a jacket will go with all my trousers and other outfits which is amazing! Will I stick to my word and get rid of them though, that’s the thing…

Biker Jacket, £34.99

If you do not have a biker jacket or leather jacket in your wardrobe I am telling you now, you need one. I have had my leather jacket for years. It’s my go to for running to work, when you need a light jacket, throwing over a dress for a night out and just to match general outfits. Obviously there are many colours that you can get, but to me a classic black biker jacket is where it’s at.

Accessories

Wool Hat, £14.99

I love wearing a hat. Not only does it hide your hair when it’s greasy but it adds sophistication and edge to your outfits. Be careful not to over accessorise however!

Belt, £6.99 Each

As I mentioned, sticking a little belt around a dress makes all the different and accessories add dimensions and layers to the most basic of outfits creating chic and stylish looks. I have so many belts it’s insane, but all you really need is a black one and a brown one. Maybe a nice gold one too…

Bags

Crocodile Patterned Shopper, £34.99

Love, love, love this bag. I am not one for small and dainty little bags. I carry a lot of crap – mainly tissues and lipsticks – and this is such a good looking bag. I also like it – I am in fact purchasing as we speak… anyway, I like it because it’ll match the entire wardrobe. It is such a melt having to change your bag depending on what outfit you’re wearing and so this way, you’re always prepared.

And there you have it! My favourite items to turn your wardrobe around, all from H&M. What way do you shop for your clothes and what are you statement items in your collection? I’d love to know!

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