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

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 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

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.

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  1. 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!

  2. I haven't been to H&M in so long. I did get some nude suede pumps from there a couple of months ago though. Love the two blouses and the silver lace skirt is my favorite piece. =)

    I host a style linkup on Thursdays and I'd love for you to join it and share your great sense of style. Thanks and enjoy the weekend!!

  3. 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.


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