I hate to burst your bubble, but if you’re looking for a career that pays big, you probably don’t want to become a fashion editor. There are perks, to be sure (fashion week trips, swag, fancy dinners), but the truth is that we have to get creative (read: thrifty) when it comes to building our wardrobes, especially given how much temptation we face on a regular workday. The high-low mix is our friend, so for every occasional big investment purchase, we tend to make nine or 10 more affordable buys while keeping sustainability top of mind.
So when I noticed that bourgeoisie dressing (think delicious sweaters that make you look rich, plus knee-high leather boots, sharp suiting, and heritage prints) was back in all of its super-chic glory, I felt a tinge of anxiety about what it might mean for my fall budget… until I got a sneak peek at what H&M’s latest drop entails. As it turns out, the perfect cozy sweater, herringbone blazer, and winter coat can be procured at our favorite one-stop shop, meaning it’s possible to turn up to work in outfits that only look like they’d cost an entire paycheck. Keep on scrolling—your next purchase awaits below.