October 4, 2022

As a fashion editor, I always get questions about the secret to a well-assembled wardrobe, to which I have the same answer: versatility. Ideally, your wardrobe should include some premium pieces mixed among more affordable items, with a dose of vintage and second-hand for good sartorial measure. It’s this eclectic mix of brands and price points that will ensure your clothing reflects your personality. As the saying goes, variety is the spice of life, and naturally, you want your outfits to be spicy too.

That said, I understand the appeal of snapping up an entirely new outfit from just one store. First, it’s an effective use of your time, as it doesn’t involve having to traipse around every shop or browse every new-in section. Chances are it’ll also look seamlessly pulled together, as the brand’s honed aesthetic will be evident in every piece.

H&M Summer Outfits: @SYMPHONYOFSILK wears a yellow linen shirt with white shorts

H&M Off-the-Shoulder Dress
H&M
Off-the-Shoulder Dress
£40

H&M Braided Slides
H&M
Braided Slides
£13

H&M Rectangular Sunglasses
H&M
Rectangular Sunglasses
£7

H&M Straw Bag
H&M
Straw Bag
£15

H&M Scarf-Detail Scrunchie
H&M
Scarf-Detail Scrunchie
£4

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