** ITEMS FEATURED WERE IN STOCK ON 21/02/2014 SO MIGHT NOT STILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE MERRY HILL BRANCH, BUT MAY BE AVAILABLE ONLINE OR IN OTHER STORES.**
Welcome to the first ever 'What's in store' blog feature, this time from one of our favourite Merry Hill stores- H&M. The aim of the feature is to give you a quick snippet of what's currently available at various Merry Hill stores to get you inspired for your next shopping trip!
So let's crack on with what's currently in store that caught my eye...
Chunky jumpers are such a wardrobe staple, and I really liked these neon v-neck knits which would definitely inject a fluorescent pop of colour into your knitwear collection. For £14.99 it's an example of what H&M do so well; reasonably priced knitwear!
Tucked underneath are these tough'n'ready patent cut out ankle boots. If you're yet to try cut out boots, make sure it's top of your Spring'14 fashion list. The chunkier the better and buckles are a bonus. They look great styled with printed trousers, a chunky knit and leather jacket or even with a super girly floral smock dress.
This pinafore caught my eye too, mainly because it takes slogan-ing into a whole different ballpark. It's a bold statement to make, but a go-to dress when you're having a bad day and full of post-teenage angst. Unless you are a teenager, which by all means you're definitely allowed to wear this because this pinafore is pretty much the embodiment of puberty.
Now my hair is longer, I'm definitely in the mood for wearing hats again, and this felt fedora really caught my eye. The fedora is a timeless classic and a great starting point if you're not much of a 'hat person' because they suit near enough everyone! H&M have loads of these in stock right now for just £12.99, so I'd definitely recommend this as a new accessory to try.
If Krispy Kreme isn't satisfying your donut-related cravings, you could try one of these tasty t-shirts. My personal fave is the one on the right, which I actually bought online a couple of weeks ago, and yes the donuts do sit perfectly on the intended area. For £7.99 it's a cheeky twist on your regular white tee- just bear in mind that it does draw obvious attention to your *ahem* donuts. What is fashion if it doesn't raise a few eyebrows though?
And talking of foody fashion, what do we reckon to these jazzy printed separates? The sweatshirt alone is fantastic but the fact there are matching leggings makes it 150% cooler. I reckon it would take a whole lotta balls to step out in head-to-toe banana print but major style kudos to those who are willing.
These aren't strictly fashion, but how cute are these stickers? Perfect for decorating boring stationery. H&M seem to be majorly expanding their accessories and gift section at Merry Hill- have a look next time you're in store.
In what I like to call 'the grown up section' of H&M (anyone else call it that?), it's all about navy and cream classic combinations for Spring. It's very Parisian, but still very wearable. Breton stripes, fisherman knit jumpers, trench coats...perfect for work wear or those who have simply outgrown the younger section of H&M!
And here is aforementioned trench coat! Although trench coats are another timeless classic, they seem to be really blooming in popularity this season. Instead of stiff cotton button up styles, the 2014 trench seems to be a much looser fit with relaxed lapels...a real luxe feel. This cream number is only £24.99 and a perfect transitional piece for the awkward Spring/Summer coat to jacket transition period.
Alongside the navy and cream were also a lot of nude/khaki tones, and I really liked this pale pink knitted jumper which is a total bargain for £14.99.
This beautiful pleated midi skirt rides a very thin line between 'chic' and 'frump' but I think it still manages to dodge the latter because of it's perfect muted pink tone. I've always been partial to pale pink (which makes no sense because I know it rarely suits my alabaster skin tone) so I went back and purchased this on payday, justifying the purchase by my lack of pretty skirts. Keep your peepers out for it on the blog!
Hope that you enjoyed the first 'What's in store' feature, did you see any pieces that inspired you to visit H&M at Merry Hill?