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I Tried On 15 Items at Zara—This Is Hands Down the Best Buy

I Tried On 15 Items at Zara—This Is Hands Down the Best Buy

Welcome to The Fast-Fashion Sweep, where our editors will make the rounds at three of our favorite affordable stores and share the hero picks that look as good IRL as they do online. We’re kicking things off with everyone’s go-to fast-fashion store, Zara, but stay tuned for our download on the best picks from Mango and H&M, too.

What type of Zara shopper are you? The type who runs in with a list of items and is out the door in less than five minutes? Or, like the majority of us, the type who is hopelessly overwhelmed upon stepping through the door and ends up leaving with 50 items when all you came in for was a top for the weekend?

If you fall in the latter camp, then this one is for you, my friends. On a mission to find Zara’s best new-season pieces and alleviate some of … Read the rest

9 Shoe Styles We Never Buy From Zara (and Where to Get Them Instead)

9 Shoe Styles We Never Buy From Zara (and Where to Get Them Instead)

We’ll preface this by saying that we often come across (and buy) Zara shoes that are so good it hurts, but as is the case with all brands, there are some things that Zara does better than others, including certain shoe styles (in our opinion). Now, don’t get us wrong; shoes are one of the categories that Zara excels at, but within that, specific styles and trends don’t measure up quite as well to other brands.

The thing is it’s hard to make certain shoe styles at as low of a cost as Zara sells them for. There’s no arguing with that. Certain styles are tricky to make comfortable versions of to begin with, so when lower-cost materials are being used, comfort can be sacrificed in addition to quality. While we certainly won’t stop buying Zara shoes in general anytime soon, we turn to other brands when seeking these … Read the rest

Carrie Bradshaw Walks Into a Zara—Here's What She Buys

Carrie Bradshaw Walks Into a Zara—Here's What She Buys

When Carrie Bradshaw walks into a bar, she orders a Cosmopolitan. When Carrie Bradshaw walks into a Zara, she buys the most statement-making pieces available. At least that’s what we can assume based on her iconic Sex and the City wardrobe. We’ve written plenty of stories highlighting and semi-obsessing over everything in Carrie’s closet, but if you’re a true SATC fan, you really can never get enough. From re-creating exact looks to taking inspiration from her aesthetic as a whole, we never really stop learning from her wonky yet reliably chic style choices. Today, we’re taking that mindset into one of our favorite affordable retailers: Zara.

Ahead, we rounded up some classic Carrie Bradshaw images from the show and shopped out Zara items that mimic the overall vibe she gives off in each. The images ahead include tulle tube tops, crystal cocktail dresses, baby tanks, and … Read the rest

The Most Expensive-Looking Zara Items in Every Category

The Most Expensive-Looking Zara Items in Every Category

Zara is so many things to so many people. To some people, it’s their go-to place to buy the season’s best short-lived trends for cheap. For others, it’s where they stock up on basics that are too boring to splurge on, and for others still, it’s where they shop for wardrobe builders that aren’t instantly recognizable as Zara (not that there’s anything wrong with that). For those that fall into the latter category, you probably gravitate toward the Zara items that look designer. They certainly exist, and I did my due diligence to find them. 

Much of Zara’s inventory is currently on sale, but I turned my attention to the new-in pieces, in search of the most expensive-looking ones in every category. Among the highlights are a ribbed knit tank that’s worthy of buying in every color, the chicest white mules I’ve seen in a while, and a slip skirt … Read the rest

7 Stores You'll Love Just as Much as Zara

7 Stores You'll Love Just as Much as Zara

If you’re fashion-inclined, then it’s likely that you have Zara bookmarked on your web browser. Zara lovers can’t get enough of the fast-fashion chain, and for good reason. The retailer’s current, ever-changing selection of everything you want to wear offers prices you just can’t beat. But even if your closet is filled with the latest pieces from the brand, it’s likely that many other fashion people (perhaps even the ones you know) have the same pieces as you. However, there’s a way to get that similar Zara feel without clicking over to it every time you want a wardrobe refresh.

Below we’ve rounded up seven similar shops that have the same affordable, on-trend vibe as Zara. These editor-approved retailers are our go-tos when we need some more inspiration. Keep scrolling to see the stores you’ll love just as much as Zara.

Pixie Market adds a handful of new pieces … Read the rest

SOS: These Zara Items Are Now Under $30

SOS: These Zara Items Are Now Under $30

Believe it or not, the Zara sale is still kicking. I won’t lie, I ventured into a Zara the other day to check out what was left of the sale and immediately walked out due to how overwhelmed I got. While the site is a much more pleasant shopping experience, there is still a lot to sift through, which is why, yet again, I did it for you right here.

To prove that there are still tons of great pieces available in multiple sizes, I went through and picked out the 23 items I think are still worth purchasing from the Zara sale. Oh, and did I mention everything is under $30? That’s right—every last-minute summer essential you’ve been craving to have in your wardrobe can be purchased right here for under $30. Buy the best of the best before they sell out. Ready, set, go! 

The perfect two-toned
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6 "Boring" Zara Items Our Editors Always End Up Buying Anyway

6 "Boring" Zara Items Our Editors Always End Up Buying Anyway

Just because something doesn’t come in a bold color, have crystals dripping from it, or dance on command doesn’t mean it can’t be an exciting addition to your wardrobe. In the sartorial world, we like to call these more “boring” pieces basics, and it’s these articles of clothing that build the backbone of our wardrobes. No, they might not be the most fun to shop for, but they are the pieces you reach for time and time again to enhance those more statement pieces. In other words, they are basically lifesavers. 

Now, spending a lot of money on things like T-shirts and tank tops can be hard to wrap your mind around, which is why all the editors at Who What Wear love heading to Zara to shop its go-to basics the affordable way. Ahead, you’ll find out which “boring” basics these fashion editors always buy from Zara and … Read the rest

What to Buy From the Zara Sale, According to Your Personal Style

What to Buy From the Zara Sale, According to Your Personal Style

The annual summer Zara sale officially started last week, and in true Who What Wear fashion, we swept the site for all of the items we thought would be worth your while. Well, if there’s anything we’ve learned from pouring money time and time again into these sales, it’s that the retailer always throws in more product, people will probably return that one sold out item you had your eye on, and that the prices continue to get lower as time goes on. So in an effort to further simplify the process of shopping the overwhelming number of marked-down product at Zara, we organized all the best pieces (of the moment) according to popular personal style types people tend to identify with.

The ones that made the list today are classic, minimalist, eclectic, trend-forward, sporty, and elegant. Including shoes, bags, dresses, and more, the selection ahead is basically 30 of … Read the rest

22 Things From Zara's Summer Sale to Buy Immediately

22 Things From Zara's Summer Sale to Buy Immediately

Zara’s summer sale is here, and first things first, take a deep breath. This can be a stressful day for the Zara obsessed, but I’m here for you. All kidding aside, Zara just put thousands of pieces on major sale, and the best ones are going FAST, so I’m going to keep this short so you can get on with it. I spent my morning scrolling through every category in search of the best marked-down summer finds. I have tons of bookmarks open, which I narrowed down to 22 dresses, skirt, shoes, shorts, tops, and more that I highly recommend adding to your cart before someone else does (and trust me, they will). There are items for your upcoming summer vacation, work days, weddings, and even transitioning into fall.

You know what to do now—sale shop to your heart’s content (aka keep scrolling for my edit of the 22 … Read the rest

So These Are the 20 Best-Selling Items at Zara Right Now

So These Are the 20 Best-Selling Items at Zara Right Now

Did you hear? It’s summer. The sun is out (mostly), temperatures are heating up, ice creams are being eaten, and, most importantly, warm-weather items are cropping up everywhere. It’s the season of breathable fabrics and breezy silhouettes, and there’s never been a better time to add to your collection of airy, effortless pieces to wear on tropical getaways or simply on the weekend at a local BBQ or pool party. Thankfully, everyone’s favorite budget-friendly mecca (aka Zara) is offering a slew of aforementioned summer staples. Below we’ve highlighted the 20 best sellers of the moment.

Scroll down to shop everything from delicate floral frocks to little white cotton dresses to summer sandals all the way to statement tops for after-hours outings. And make haste because if history does, in fact, repeat itself, these must-haves are bound to sell out quickly.

It’s summer, which means many florals are in
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