These Zara and H&M Items Are Fashion With a Capital F

Everyone has different approaches to online shopping. Maybe you rely on fast fashion retailers for your trusty basics and then splurge on special designer pieces—or perhaps it’s the reverse. But no matter what you have in mind, there’s no denying that massive retailers can be incredibly time-consuming to sift through because of the vast selection. 

For this story, I decided to focus on the most fashion-y pieces from two of our readers’ favorite brands: Zara and H&M. I zeroed in on the items that have something unique about them, whether it’s an asymmetric hemline or a bold color. Scroll down to shop my favorite Zara and H&M items that are Fashion with a capital F.

The ultimate going-out dress. 

Haven’t you heard? Celebrities can’t get enough of low-rise, baggy pants. 

Crochet is one of summer’s coolest yet most wearable trends. 

This crop top is about to be all over Instagram. 

Puffy sandals are extremely popular right now and H&M’s $30 price tag can’t be beat. 

Try a striking asymmetrical top instead of a dress for your next night out.

This is giving me Carolyn Bessette vibes. 

This reminds me of Cecilie Bahnsen’s pretty confections. 

It’s been a long 12 months—it’s time to bust our your heels again.

Sheer tops are always a favorite of fashion insiders. 

Baggy jeans are unquestionably one of the biggest trends this year. 

Let your bra show under a sultry lace slip. 

I love a good basic with a twist. This one mimics a bustier but is more comfortable. 

I’m obsessed with this ’70s-tinged geometric print. 

This dress screams D-R-A-M-A.

The perfect dress to wear to the beach or pool. 

Don’t overlook the halter-top trend, folks. 

This blouse is so polished yet so comfortable. 

Don’t be afraid to turn heads in electric orange. 

Flatforms are still a favorite of fashion girls. 

You can never go wrong with classic black-and-white.

I’ll never get tired of great matching sets. 

This crocheted detail is so beautiful and makes this top worthy of a close-up look. 

This corset-like top is giving me Bridgerton vibes. 

So ’90s. 

The pretty detail around the bust takes this white top to the next level. 

Open backs are very much on-trend right now. 

I have a feeling these slides will sell out incredibly fast. 

Swap your tan trench coat for a pretty gingham version. 

Crochet is definitely enjoying a moment in the spotlight this summer. 

This fun dress is from the H&M x Brock Collection collaboration. 

Not your mom’s doily. 

I love the smocked detail at the waist. 

So many fantastic crochet pieces, so little time. 

In case you haven’t noticed, platform sandals are all over IG right now. 

I love a good twist on a classic work shirt. 

Summer weddings, anyone? 

This dress touches on the highly popular cutout trend of summer 2021. 

The perfect strappy sandals that aren’t too high. 

Who can resist a great coordinating set? 

Don’t overlook H&M’s stellar selection of blazers. 

You can style this as a bra top under a blazer for a fresh going-out look. 

Pretty in pink. 

Next, 5 infallible dress trends you won’t regret in 10 years

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