Welcome to The Great Try-On. With autumn on the horizon, we seized the opportunity to try on some of the best pieces from some of your favourite brands, documenting the process along the way. We believe that the most foolproof way to shop online is to see an item IRL and to read candid reviews, so we hope that this leads you to some successful autumn purchases.
I’m no stranger to a splurge, but I also like saving my money. Whenever I’m in the mood for fashion that’s on-trend and affordable and that won’t break down in one wash, H&M is like my home base. As a faithful shopper of the brand, I can also say that the quality has greatly improved over the years. Add to that its growing commitment to sustainable materials, and I really can’t find a reason why I’d shop elsewhere.
It’s not uncommon for me to frequently shop the store mid-season but this time, I was able to take a few new arrivals for a test-drive as soon as they hit the site. And if you’re well versed in the language of H&M, you’ll know that all the brand’s best hits are only available as online exclusives. I scrolled through and uncovered a bunch of pieces I eagerly wanted to try IRL, including some seasonal knit staples and a few funky bits that really caught my eye. To hear my unfiltered thoughts and to see how everything fit, keep scrolling below.