H&M Sweater Try-On: The Best Inexpensive Sweaters for Fall

If you caught my IG stories yesterday, I did a major try on of inexpensive sweaters to get you excited for fall.  While I love a good splurge, I also love a good save and admittedly, I have just as many cheaper H&M and Zara sweaters as I have cashmere.  Most of them are soft to the touch and great for sensitive skin because they contain very little wool or natural fibers.  I have found mine hold up pretty well but I usually hand-wash them (in the washer…delicates or wool cycle works, too) and hang dry.  I support buying inexpensive sweaters but also believe in splurges.  I know, I’m a walking contradiction–but it’s most likely due to the fact that I hoard sweaters because it’s so cold in Chicago 2/3 of the year!

Here are the sweaters I bought and below you can find how I styled them along with details on each item I wore (in order of photos):

Striped jersey top (wearing XS) – keeping as I need something a little more fitted and I love the contrast.

Mock-neck sweater (wearing S) – keeping – never met a mock neck I didn’t like!

Lightweight grey cowl tunic (wearing S) – I did NOT thing I’d like this one but I like how thin it is and that it’s looser and has a cowl-esque neck.  Keeping!

Colorblock sweater (wearing S) – not keeping because I have a similar rag & bone sweater 🙂 This is a great find, though!

Chunky ribbed turtleneck sweater (wearing S) – keeping!  No brainer – looks like a $400 sweater on shopbop.

Cream turtleneck sweater (wearing S) – I LOVE this but I have about three other sweaters that look just like it, though.  Maybe I should keep as a back-up, though….

h&m inexpensive sweaters #ootd
H&M striped jersey top, Everlane trench, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Gucci loafers
h&m inexpensive sweaters #ootd
H&M sweater, Levi’s jeans, Avec Les Filles coat, Vince boots (on sale here)
h&m inexpensive sweaters #ootd
H&M sweater, Avec Les Filles coat, Levi’s jeans, Everlane boots
h&m inexpensive sweaters #ootd
H&M sweater, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Marc Fisher boots (20% off with code LTD-460)
h&m inexpensive sweaters #ootd
H&M sweater, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Lewit boots (old but similar)
h&m inexpensive sweaters #ootd
Zara sweater, H&M top, Citizens of Humanity jeans, Gucci loafers
h&m inexpensive sweaters #ootd
H&M sweater, Zara skirt, Sam Edelman pumps


  1. I really love this concept! It’s so helpful to see the sweaters on and read your thoughts. I’m curious what you thought about the camel cable chunky cardigan. I don’t think you mentioned it in your reviews, (but sorry if I just missed it in sweater-induced haste!). Thanks!

    • I loveeeed the color and the weight, but it didn’t look great on me (too bulky in arms/shoulders) and given the price ($69), it’s a pass for me 🙂

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