Fitting Room Review (Saving You Time So You Can Shop Online) – H&M

The response to my last fitting room review was so positive, that I thought I would do another one! This time I am sharing with you my review of some of the spring/summer wear-to-work items currently available at H&M. H&M has long been one of my go-to stores for work wear. The quality is decent, the prices are great, and I love that H&M finds a way to incorporate trends (currently: lace, ruffles, cut outs) into classic work wear.

What I don’t always love about H&M is the fit of the clothes. I find the items can be super ‘hit or miss’. H&M, I therefore realized, would be the perfect choice for my next fitting room review! Below you’ll find pics and reviews for 9 different items that are business casual / perfect for any working woman for this spring/summer. I’ve linked the items underneath each set of photos, or you can scroll to the bottom of the post for a widget with ALL of the items in today’s post.

As always, if you have any questions about fit, quality, styling, etc.; let me know in the comments below and I will be sure to get back to you! Happy shopping!

 

1. Lace Pencil Skirt / Blouse / Nude Suede Shoes

Lace Trim Button Down Shirt (can’t find the exact online; but this one is similar) // Blue Lace Pencil Skirt // Nude Suede Pumps 

 

Skirt Overall: 5/5
Quality: Excellent. Love the fabric.
Fit: True to size
Thoughts: This is my favorite item of all of H&M’s spring pieces. The unlined layer of lace at the bottom adds some drama to an otherwise conservative length skirt. This is a must-have for spring.

 

Shirt Overall: 5/5
Quality: Good. I would prefer a less clingy fabric though.
Fit: True to size
Thoughts: This shirt is great for spring because while it is long sleeved it is quite light weight.

 

Shoes Overall: 4/5

 

 Quality: Medium. They aren’t very sturdy in the sides.
Fit: A bit tight. I would go a half size up.
Thoughts: I love these for the price, but I think they are more of a ‘wear them out’ type shoe than a classic piece you can keep from season to season.

 

2. Ruffle Shoulder Pinstripe Top / Black Pants / Grey Suede Heels

 

 

Ruffle Shoulder Button Down Blouse // Black Slim Fit Pants // Grey Suede Heels

 

Blouse Overall: 3.5/5
Quality: Medium (I wish it was less see through)
Fit: True to size
Thoughts: I’m obsessed with the shoulder detailing. This is what I mean when I say H&M does an amazing job of making a trend work appropriate – ruffles don’t exactly scream business casual, but they have made them work with this shirt! I give this shirt only a 3.5 for two reasons though- the see-throughness (pretend that’s a word haha) and the dreaded “button gap” around the chest, which is my #1 clothing pet peeve.

 

Pants Overall: 4/5
Quality: Good.

Fit: True to size
Thoughts: While I don’t love these as much as my staple work pants, they are quite good. I like that they are loose throughout the leg – it’s a universally flattering cut!

 

Shoes Overall: 4/5

 

 Exact same review as the nude suede heels. I bought these because I have been wanting grey heels for ages (perfect for a navy suit) but I don’t anticipate them lasting for too long.

 

3. Leopard Top / Beige Slim Fit Pants 

 

Leopard Print Tee // Beige Slim Fit Pants

 

Leopard Tee Overall: 5/5
Quality: Medium (good for the price, but feels cheap-ish)
Fit: A bit big – I would size down (I’m wearing a S)
Thoughts: I LOVE leopard print year round, and this tee is a great way to wear it in the spring. I would consider this tee a ‘must-have’ because you can wear it to work- styled with beige pants- but it is actually tunic length so it is also a perfect comfy weekend top to wear with leggings. Multi-tasking shirt for the win!!

 

Pants Overall: 5/5
Quality: I am obsessed. The fabric is so soft.
Fit: True to size
Thoughts: The slight sheen to these pants comes from the soft fabric. I can’t recommend these enough.

 

4. Blush Frilly Blouse / Olive Pants

 

 

Blush Frilly Blouse // Olive Green Pants

 

Blouse Overall: 4/5
Quality: Excellent.

Fit: True to size
Thoughts: This blouse is just gorgeous. I can’t say enough about the collar and sleeves. Obsessed.

 

Pants Overall: 2/5
Quality: Bad (way too thin)
Fit: True to size
Thoughts: These are more like leggings than pants. They are side-zip and skin tight – not a flattering look for the office. Hard pass on these bad boys.

 

Shop all of the above items:

 

linking up with: fabulous friday // weekend wear // friday favorites // friday favorites // flashback fashion friday

Share:

6 Comments

  1. nancy baten April 21, 2017 / 2:56 pm

    Fantastic idea! I agree with you on H&M. I love the beige pants, normally it's not my color but the fit is great!

    • Lee T April 29, 2017 / 5:46 am

      Thank you so much! And right?! H&M is just the best! You should check out the beige pants – I believe they have them in olive and navy as well!!

    • Lee T April 29, 2017 / 5:47 am

      You should definitely go check out their spring stuff! And oo good call- nude pumps are such a great, versatile shoe to have!
      XOXO

  2. J. Elle April 23, 2017 / 12:05 am

    An H & M just came to my area, so I need to go check them out. The lace skirt you tried is beautiful! Great fitting room post. Thanks for linking up, Lee.

    • Lee T April 29, 2017 / 5:49 am

      Ah no way! Great timing!! Let me know if you find stuff you like there!!
      XO

Leave a Reply