NOTE: I have updated this post to include links and more specific details on the H&M linen tops.
I have come to the realisation that synthetic fibres really are to be avoided as much as possible, so when I went to H&M this morning, it was with a view to trying on only natural fibres. Well, that limited things for me, didn’t it?! There are options, though, as follows:
1. Blazer in cream with black stripes and gold threading
This cotton blazer really is lovely, and I think I will be going back for it. At £30, its not a hard decision to make, although, as you can see, the size 10 is a little big. And I don’t think I am a size 8. Plus, the blazer is lined in polyester, which kind of defeats the purpose of choosing cotton. Anyway, its a nice little thing, and I do still think I will get it. Which I will need to go into a shop for, as its not on H&M’s diabolical website. Which I really hope they fix. Can you believe how many retailers have dreadful websites that you just can’t use easily??
2. Blue and white batik blazer (£30)
The quality in this cotton/linen blazer is pretty impressive – a nice, closely woven, heavy fabric. Lovely. Only I am not sure that this print is for me. Still, if it floats your boat, I think its a great buy.
3. The linen tops (£15)
I have heard about the H&M linen tops, but, as you can see, the plain ones just don’t fit me. But if they fit you, they are well priced at £13 for the short sleeved ones that come in plain and with lace sleeves and £15 for the long sleeved ones, both in plain (which I can’t find online) and with embroidery. Can you believe how big the sizing, is, though? I am wearing size small. Which looks to be a size 14. I did try one of the linen tops on a size S in a black and cream stripe with a zip down the back that fitted well, but my phone blacked out and died before I could photograph it. More technology disappointment!
Website photo of the H&M linen top w zip at the back
Short sleeved linen top
Short sleeved linen top w lace sleeves
4. Graphic print skinnies (£40)
Not an amount I would normally pay for H&M jeans, but these look nice. I don’t, personally, like them enough for me to buy them, but they are quite good. In general, I like the fit of the H&M trousers. They look great and are, for the most part, incredible value.
And what did I wear? Today’s outfit is Zara oriental bird print scarf, cream/beige wool coat from Australia, Primark black l sleeve top, Uniqlo cream leather belt, TopShop Baxters and Mimco tan Anarchy ankle boots.